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Welcome to Childtime educational daycare in Virginia Beach, VA! My name is Melissa and I am the Director of this NACCRRA-approved learning center. I have 15 years of management experience and my focus is to provide a safe, educational and nurturing environment. Childtime offers a program for Infants, Toddler and Twos which includes the cuties diaper program. Our Preschool and Pre-K programs include STEAM which incorporates technology into the curriculum. We also have an extraordinary School-Age program that consists of transportation to and from school. The current schools we transport include Norfolk Highlands, Georgetown, Sparrow Road, Fairfield, and Woodstock Elementary. New this Fall is the School-Age Prep Lab program. In addition to our before and after-school clubs, the Prep Lab features a full-day option. Teachers support your child's distance learning and e-Learning requirements, share challenging weekly STEM projects, and provide character-developing activities from our My Best Self curriculum.
Our staff has more than 140 years of combined experience and trains throughout the year. Our unique door codes and our strict identification check process, we are constantly monitoring who enters and leaves the building. We also use a mobile app, brightwheel, that sends parents photos, status updates on the activities their child is engaged in, key reminders, events, alerts and more! While we are closely following guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local officials and health authorities, as we take extreme care to maintain a safe and healthy school environment. We conduct temp checks on anyone entering the center as well as require face coverings. We also follow social distancing guidelines and have increased cleaning and sanitation throughout the center. We offer a live video streaming app called WatchMeGrow that allows parents to view their child's day. Please give us a call today to set up your private tour of Childtime in Virginia Beach, VA. We cannot wait to meet you!
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.
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
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
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:
We welcome families that participate in assistance programs including Child Care Aware of America and USDA Child Care Subsidy and we offer a tuition discount too!
Certifications: CPR & First Aid, MAT, Servsafe-Food Management, VA Preservice.
Prior to switching my career path into child care, I was in the retail management field for 13 years. I always felt there was something missing until I started working with children. It truly is a rewarding experience.
Education: Associate's Degree in Applied Science
Certifications: CPR/First Aid, MAT Certified
I have always had a love for working with children. After being a Pre-K teacher for 12 years, I decided a role in leading teachers was the direction I wanted to go. I love spending time with my children, especially anything out doors.