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.

CLC seeks to glorify God through teaching, loving, and supporting young children and their families.  We believe that each child is a unique creation of God, and our CLC staff members want to partner with parents to help children grow in every area of development.  We strive for excellence in all that we do, and it is our desire to provide an exceptional experience for all staff, children, and families at CLC.


We believe 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 also believe that children learn best through developmentally appropriate activities and play.  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.

CLC Preschool follows a school-year schedule, beginning late August and ending at the beginning of June.  In addition, we offer a theme-based camp experience during July and August for children 12 months through entering Kindergarten.  We follow the Henrico County Public Schools schedule for Winter Break and Spring Break.

We offer the following enrollment options:

  • Morning Preschool 9:00am-12:00 noon
  • Full-Day Preschool 7:45am-5:30pm

Classes Available (based on child’s age by September 30)

  • Toddlers – M-F, MWF, TTh
  • Twos – M-F, MWF, TTh
  • Threes – M-F, MWF
  • PreK Fours and PreK Fives – M-F

CLC Preschool is accredited through the National Accreditation Commission.


CLC prides itself in providing excellent instruction and care for children in our program, and our Kindergarten class is no exception.  CLC is able to offer smaller class sizes, which allows for more individualized instruction, as compared to other school settings.  CLC provides a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the Virginia Standards of Learning as well as opportunities for socialization through peer interaction. 
This class is designed for children who are ready for Kindergarten curriculum.  We utilize a balanced approach for teaching Reading and Math through whole group, small group, and one on one instruction as well as providing opportunities to practice skills with hands-on materials independently.  Science and Social Studies are taught using a thematic and literature based approach.  We utilize Handwriting Without Tears in our Kindergarten classroom to support fine motor development.  Children will receive report cards and assessments similar to the ones used for Kindergarten in Henrico County Public Schools every 9 weeks.

There are two enrollment options for our Kindergarten class.

  • The Kindergarten day will be 8:00am-2:00pm Monday through Friday, with drop off beginning at 7:30am.
  • There is also a full day option which will be 7:30am-5:30pm.

CLC Kindergarten follows a school-year schedule, beginning late August and ending at the beginning of June.  We also offer a theme-based camp experience during July and August.  We follow the Henrico County Public Schools schedule for Winter Break and Spring Break.

After School





 CLC After School serves children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. A typical afternoon includes time for snack, homework, reading, recreation, and enrichment activities!

CLC After School operates from 2:00 pm-5:30 pm, Monday-Friday, in conjunction with the Henrico County Public Schools calendar. We are also open on HCPS half days, Election Day, and HCPS teacher workdays. We are not open during HCPS Winter Break or Spring Break.

Bus transportation is available from Carver, Gayton, Maybeury, and Tuckahoe Elementary Schools.



2022-2023 School Year

Our Preschool program is currently fully enrolled for the 2022-23 school year, and we have waiting lists in every age group.

Click below to sign up for our waiting list.


2022-2023 School Year

We have limited spaces available in our Kindergarten class for the 2022-23 school year.

Click below to register.


2022-2023 School Year

We have limited spaces available in our After School program for the 2022-23 school year. Availability is dependent on the age of the child and where they attend elementary school.


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Interest List

We will begin our Interest List for the 2023-2024 school year in late August.

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 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.

Ainsleigh Gaskins


Joya Sellers

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.

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