Kindercare Learning Centers Selects The Shops at Fairway Village for Second Location in Greater Waldorf, Maryland Area

MacKenzie Retail brokers 11,880 square foot lease at 120,000 square foot mixed-use community, anchored by Weis Markets and featuring nearly 200 residential housing units, which is expected to be delivered in fall 2025.

KinderCare® Learning Centers has selected The Shops at Fairway Village as site of its second location in the greater Waldorf, Maryland area and fifth in Charles County. The child care and early childhood education facility signed a lease with MCB Real Estate and Generation Properties for 11,880 square feet of space, with intentions to open upon delivery of the 120,000 square foot mixed-use development in fall 2025. Tom Fidler, Vice President, and Principal at MacKenzie Retail represented the tenant and Roger Carlson of Carlson Realty and Alli Oliver of AO Retail represented the landlord in this transaction.

Headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, KinderCare provides early childhood and school-age education and care, with a mission of instilling confidence for life in children and families from all backgrounds. The group operates facilities in 40 states and the District of Columbia and offers differentiated flexible child care solutions to meet the current work environment. KinderCare currently operates more than 2,400 early learning centers and sites nationally.

“We know it’s especially challenging for families to find space in child care centers in the D.C. area,” said Lindsay Sorhondo, KinderCare’s Chief Innovation Officer. “That’s why we decided to build a new KinderCare Learning Center in Waldorf – so families have greater access to high-quality care in their community. We look forward to welcoming families to our Waldorf KinderCare Learning Center in the fall of 2025.”

A joint venture partnership between MCB Real Estate and Generation Properties recently began construction on The Shops at Fairway Village, which is anchored by Weis Markets and includes 186 residential units. Additional leases totaling just over 90,000 square feet of space have been signed with site-down restaurant eggspectation, McDonald’s, Heartland Dental and Saleya Nail & Spa totaling just over 90,000 square feet of space. This activity represents approximately 76 percent of the total square footage of the project.

The Shops at Fairway Village is positioned at the signalized intersection of St. Charles Parkway and Billingsley Road, with two free-standings buildings fronting Billingsley Road. The site, located less than 30 miles from Washington, D.C., serves a quickly growing and captive trade area of over 50,000 residents, including nearly 20,000 households with an average household income approaching $132,000. Nearly 40,000 cars pass the site daily.

“KinderCare utilizes a proven model that positively impacts children and families, at a time when finding high-quality, dependable, and affordable childhood education remains a high-stress endeavor for parents,” stated MacKenzie Retail’s Fidler. “Waldorf is a fast-growing market and The Shops at Fairview Village, with its mix of shopping and residences, offers the perfect environment for KinderCare to further expand within the area.”

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