Creative Learning Center

a ministry of Second Baptist Church

9614 River Road, Richmond, VA 23229

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.

Special Announcement

The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and we continue to follow the guidance of local health and government officials regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  Therefore, CLC will remain closed for the foreseeable future.  However, if at some point this spring the statistics and guidance shift and restrictions are lifted, we will make every effort to resume our normal business operations.  We miss our students and families very much and pray that everyone stays safe and healthy until we see each other again.
– The CLC Leadership Team

Our Program

Morning Preschool


Full Day Preschool


Morning Preschool Add-Ons:

        Early Bird   7:45-9:00am

        Lunch Bunch   12:00-2:00pm (M -W)


Classes Available

(Age by September 30)

Toddlers (12-23 months) – MWF, TTh, M-F

Twos – MWF, TTh, M-F

Threes – MWF, M-F

Pre-K fours – 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 a school-year schedule, beginning the Tuesday following Labor Day and ending mid June. – Download calendar under Parent Resources.

We offer a theme-based camp experience during July and August for children 12 months through entering Kindergarten.

CLC is accredited through the National Accreditation Commission.


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.

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


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 children’s library.




We are currently fully enrolled for the 2020-21 school year, and have waiting lists in every age group.  We cannot express how humbled and grateful we are that so many people want to send their precious little ones to CLC!

Click here to sign up for the Waiting List.

Registration Timeline for 2021 – 2022

We will start an Interest List for the 2021-2022 school year in August 2020. Once you are on the Interest List you will receive invitations to our Open House and email updates during the registration process.

December 2020 – Registration opens for current CLC families

February 2021 – Registration opens for the community

Parent Resources

View Calendar & Event List

 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


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.