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Welcome to Childtime educational daycare on Alverser Drive in Midlothian, VA! My name is Leigh Mertins and I am the director. I have been working with children for over 25 years with the last 10 in daycare management. I have an associate's degree in early childhood education and am working to finish my bachelor's degree.
We offer care for children six weeks to 12 years old through our Infant Care, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and School-Age programs. We also have a Flex Care Program for those days when you need extra help. Our devoted and skilled teachers offer quality child care along with our age-appropriate curricula. Our staff has 105 years of combined experience in child care!
We invite you to call us or stop by to schedule a tour of our wonderful Childtime learning center in Midlothian, VA.
For an additional fee, go beyond regular classroom learning experiences with our enhanced series of fun, interactive enrichment programs exploring a variety of activities. We offer:
Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Literacy
In our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms your child will discover opportunities to be creative, engage their mind and body, collaborate with friends, and learn new things. Some enhancements in the classrooms include iPads with educational apps; flexible seating options so children can move as they learn; hands-on STEAM activities with robots for early coding.
In our School-Age classroom, your child will find an immersive educational environment that is the perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, as we help them to be thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:
Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
Certifications: CPR/FA, MAT, ServeSafe
I have a passion for children and helping them to discover who they are and the endless possibilities life has to offer them. I focus on building a sense of community and family at my school and building relationships that last a life time.
I have been working with children of all ages for over 15 years. I have been a Lead Teacher for 11 years now. My passion is teaching the children about compassion and letting them know that no matter what, they are loved.
Education: B.A. in English with a Minor in Writing
Certifications: CPR/FA, MAT
I have been working with children for over 19 years. I love working in early childhood education and helping the children foster a love of learning and exploration. I strive to make our center a home away from home for all the children in our care.