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.
CLC seeks to glorify God through teaching, loving and supporting young children and their families.
Full Day Preschool
Morning Preschool Add-Ons:
Early Bird 7:45-9:00am
(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-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 a school-year schedule, beginning the Tuesday following Labor Day and ending the Thursday before Memorial Day. – Download calendar under Parent Resources.
We offer 9 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.
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.
Math, science, social studies, health and safety, creative expression and application
Expressing emotions appropriately, being cooperative members of a group, being successful at school
Verbal expression, building vocabulary, phonological awareness, print awareness, letter knowledge
Gross, fine, and visual motor skills, Handwriting Without Tears
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 church’s library.
Registration for the 2017-18 school year is full. Registration for the 2018-19 school year is underway.
Registration for current CLC families began December 1st. Registration opened for the few remainng spots for new families on February 1st. Presently there are only spots remaining for children who will be four or five years old by September 30, 2018. All classes for toddlers, twos, and threes are full with waiting lists.
Once enrollment is full in a particular age group, 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 2019-20 school year will be offered beginning mid October.
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.
Staff & Employment
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.
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.