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 curriculum called STREAMin3 that was developed by the University of Virginia’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning. STREAMin3 is an engaging, interactions-based curriculum for children ages birth through five, grounded in developmentally appropriate practice and early education research. STREAMin3 focuses on five Core Skills (Relate, Regulate, Think, Communicate, and Move) and six STREAM Skills (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math) to promote children’s development and early learning. 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 mid August and ending in late May. In addition, we offer a theme-based camp experience during the summer for children 12 months through entering Kindergarten. 

We offer the following enrollment options:

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

Classes Available (based on the 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 participating in Virginia’s Quality Measurement and Improvement System (Virginia Quality Birth to 5) through the Virginia Department of Education. 


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/Phonics through Sounds to Spelling curriculum. In Math, we use Math Their Way for number sense through whole group and small group instruction as well as providing hands-on opportunities. Science and Social Studies are taught using a thematic literature-based approach. We utilize Handwriting Without Tears in our Kindergarten classroom to support fine motor development and handwriting. Children 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 is 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday through Friday, with drop off beginning at 7:30 am. 
  • There is also a full-day option which is 7:30 am – 5:30 pm. 

CLC Kindergarten follows a school-year schedule, beginning mid August and ending in late May. We also offer a theme-based camp experience during the summer.

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 offer a Teacher Workday Package for the HCPS half days and teacher workdays, along with a few other holidays that HCPS is closed. We are not open during HCPS Winter Break or Spring Break. 

For the 2023-2024 school year, bus transportation is available from Gayton, Maybeury, and Tuckahoe Elementary Schools. 



2024-2025 School Year

Our Preschool program is currently fully enrolled for the 2024-2025 school year, and we have waiting lists in every age group.

Click below to sign up for our waiting list.


2024-2025 School Year

Our Kindergarten program is currently fully enrolled for the 2024-2025 school year.

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2024-2025 School Year

Our After School program is currently fully enrolled for the 2024-2025 school year.


Click below to sign up for our waiting list.

Interest List

2025-2026 School Year 

The CLC Interest List is for new families that would like to receive registration updates throughout the school year.

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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

Joya Sellers

Assistant Director

Michele McTague

Early Childhood Coordinator

Joya Sellers

April Hicks

Elementary Coordinator

Joya Sellers

Tiffany Archer

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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