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Welcome to Childtime Learning Center 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 15 plus, 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 205 years of combined experience in child care!
Safety is a top priority at our school! Visitors' IDs are always checked upon entry and our doors are equipped with a security system that only allows those authorized to enter the building. With the current health crisis, visitors and guests are limited to the front lobby and temperatures are taken at arrival. We have continued our rigorous cleaning and hand washing routines to maintain a healthy environment for our families and staff!
Everyone on staff is trained in CPR and First Aid to ensure the safety of our children throughout the day.
Due to COVID we are now offering The Prep Lab, this will provide support to students and families that will be facing education changes and challenges. We will offer a flexible schedule and a full day option for school-agers.
WatchMeGrow is coming soon offering live-streaming video of your child's day, watch for more information to come.
We invite you to call us or stop by to schedule a tour of our wonderful Childtime Learning Center in Midlothian, VA.
Starting at the front door, our already robust health and safety procedures have been enhanced to ensure a clean, welcoming school environment. The well-being of your child is our top priority, now, and always.
Our first priority is making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.Learn More
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, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
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.