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
        Lunch Bunch   12:00-2:00pm

Classes Available
(Age by September 30) 


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 18 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.