Creative Learning Center

a ministry of Second Baptist Church

9614 River Road, Richmond, VA 23229
(804)-740-9342

Creative Learning Center is a ministry of Second Baptist Church.

We believe that each child is a unique creation of God, and we want to partner with one another and parents to help them grow in wisdom and stature.

Mission Statement

CLC seeks to glorify God through teaching, loving and supporting young children and their families.

Our Program

Morning Preschool

9:00am-12:00noon

Full Day Preschool

7:45am-5:30pm

Morning Preschool Add-Ons:

        Early Bird   7:45-9:00am

Classes Available

(Age by September 30)

Early Toddlers (12-18 months) – MWF, TTh, M-F

Toddlers (18-23 months) – MWF, TTh, M-F

Twos – MWF, TTh, M-F

Threes – MWF, M-F

Pre-K fours – M-Th, M-F

Pre-K fives – M-F

CLC is a traditional play-based preschool. We understand that experiences in the first 5 years become the building blocks for school readiness – both from a skills perspective, as well as positive relationships with adults and peers.

We follow school-year schedule, beginning the Monday following Labor Day and ending the Thursday before Memorial Day. – Download calendar here (link)

We offer 11 weeks of Summer Play Days – a theme-based camp experience for children 12 months through entering Kindergarten.

CLC is accredited through the National Accreditation Commission.

Curriculum

We believe that children learn best through developmentally appropriate activities and play. Our teachers partner with parents to set goals and provide an excellent preschool experience for their children. During the preschool years, we think about a child’s brain development as it relates to four different domains – social/emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development.

Our teachers are trained to use a resource from Teaching Strategies® called “Objectives for Development & Learning: Birth Through Kindergarten.” This resource guides teachers to better understand how each child is developing along a continuum. As teachers observe children in the classroom, they tailor the curriculum to meet each child’s individual needs. To learn more click here about the developmental continuum.

Cognitive Development

Math, science, social studies, health and safety, creative expression and application

Social-Emotional Development

Expressing emotions appropriately, being cooperative members of a group, being successful at school

Language Development

Verbal expression, building vocabulary, phonological awareness, print awareness, letter knowledge

Physical Development

Gross, fine, and visual motor skills, Handwriting Without Tears

Spiritual Development

Awareness of God’s love, appreciation for God’s world, and love and concern for God’s people

Enrichments

Each week children two years and up participate in Music, Movement, and Spanish. Children ages three and up also participate in Chapel once a week. In addition, many classes visit and check out books in our church’s library.

 Enrollment

Registration

 

Registration for the 2017-18 school year is full. However, you can register your child for the waiting list by filling out the online registration form below. We will contact you should any openings become available. There is no fee to be on the waiting list.

Tours for prospective families for the 2018-19 school year will be offered beginning mid October.

Registration for current CLC families will begin December 1st. Registration will open to new families on February 1st.

Registration Procedure

 1. Fill out online Registration Form

2. Turn in Registration Fee to CLC office within 48 hours (Fee is $100, $50 for Second Baptist Church members)

3. CLC will mail contracts to families based on information given on Registration Form for you to sign and return.

Parent Resources

Parent Portal

  • Now you can access your CLC bill online.
  • At this time, we cannot accept online payments.  Checks should be made out to CLC.
  • Please send your payment to our office by either:
    • sending the payment in your child’s school folder
    • mailing a check to CLC – Second Baptist Church,  9614 River Road,  Richmond, VA 23229
    • paying through your bank’s online bill-pay option.

 Staff & Employment

Our Staff

We are truly blessed at CLC to have a wonderful staff working with our children, as well as behind-the-scenes. What do all of these people have in common?  A love of children and a dedication to the field of early childhood education.  From getting your children safely from carpool drop-off to providing classroom activities that are the perfect mix of fun and learning, our caring staff goes above and beyond.

Susan Hill

Director

Ainsleigh Gaskins

Assistant Director

Doti Sadler

Financial Administrator

Employment at CLC

We are always interested in talking to qualified candidates who have a passion for early childhood education.

Interested in joining our team? Please send us your resume. Qualified applicants will be contacted to set up an interview.