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Life at VTS
The Butterfly House

Program, Forms & Information

Our Program

At The Butterfly House (ages 2 to 5 years) and Caterpillar Club (ages 6 weeks to 24 months), children interact daily, not only with children their own age, but with older and younger children. A diverse, mixed-age grouping gives every child an opportunity to successfully interact and allows for gradual transition from one age group to another, thus minimizing anxiety by maintaining caregiver consistency.
Each week, we expose children to language, math, media, geography, science, and social studies, as well as opportunities to participate in drama, music, art, and physical education activities. 

We operate our program both indoors and out, as outside play essential to healthy physical and mental development. Children spend minimum one hour outdoors every day except for in inclement weather. 


VTS applicants wishing to enroll their children at TBH are accommodated on a first come, first served basis as determined by the receipt date of their registration deposit. The number of TBH spaces available varies annually, with priority given to the children of full-time or degree program VTS students, VTS, and EHS employees. Every effort is made to accommodate eligible children, especially the children of parents with full-time employment.

Forms and Information

To apply, download and return the Wait List Application. Priority is given to VTS students, VTS, and EHS employees. Admission to VTS does not result in automatic admission to TBH. Admission is determined by August of each year.

Hours of Operation

M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact The Butterfly House at 703-461-1786 or Juanita Sanchez at  jsanchez@vts.edu.
3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304  |  Phone: 703-370-6600 or 800-941-0083 | Employee Directory