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Greenbrier KinderCare

Samantha Smith, Center Director

725 Greenbrier Pkwy Chesapeake VA 23320
(757) 436-4672 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Between Volvo & Kempsville on Greenbriar, down from the DMV.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Butts Road Primary, Butts Road Intermediate, BM Williams, Tallwood, Crestwood, Greenbriar Primary, Greenbriar Intermediate.

The Greenbrier KinderCare located in the Greenbrier area of Virginia Beach is now enrolling for our up coming Fall Season. We are now enrolling Full-time Infants, Toddlers, Two Year Old children, Preschool, Prekindergarten, Kindergarten and School Age children. We offer quality childcare from infancy through School Age. Providing your children with the knowledge needed to have successful early foundations.
We hope to see you soon!!!


Welcome to the Nationally Accredited Greenbrier KinderCare Learning Center, and thank you for your interest in enrolling at our center. Our loving, knowledgeable staff are here to answer any questions you have about curriculum, education, milestones and daily activities in their classrooms. They are here to facilitate each child's growth and development and encourage children's individuality. We truly care about our young learners and continue to learn from them everyday. Each of our programs is designed to help our children grow, learn and develop in all areas of education including creativity, socialization, self help skills and social/emotional development. Our classrooms are arranged to allow children to explore through various learning centers such as blocks, home living, science and math, writing and a quiet area. Creative minds blossom when able to ask questions, gain knowledge and learn everyday life skills. We look forward to meeting you and your young learner soon!

Samantha Smith, Center Director

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We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.


Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Teachers & Staff

The Greenbrier KinderCare Team of teachers welcomes you to visit their school. Each teacher is dedicated to providing a warm, nurturing, and responsive environment so children feel free to experiment, explore and discover. They strive to continually improve service to children and families and build strong relationships.

  • Samantha Smith

    Samantha Smith, Center Director

    Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

    Having spent all her career in the child care industry, Sam's main focus is the health and well-being of her students. Sam is a ODU graduate and worked for a large non-profit overseeing the child care department for nine years before coming to KinderCare. Sam loves seeing music and science in the classrooms. Reading books to children is her favorite activity. Sam's husband is a big supporter of their son's education at KinderCare because they believe in the curriculum and instructors. Sam loves being a leader and seeing her staff team grown and develop. Sam's favorite areas of her position is training staff and communicating with parents. 

    Previous Experience:
    Associate Executive Director for Large Non Profit.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Harry Potter Series
    Alice in Wonderland
    Phantom Tollboth
    Jungle Book

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Bachelor's of Science in Education
  • Shanita Berry

    Shanita Berry, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Shanita has had the pleasure of serving the most important people in the world for over ten years, the youth. She has worked in the educational system for five years teaching elementary school children. She is also a youth coordinator of a church in Norfolk and volunteers in the community, with the goal of keeping kids off the streets and involved in positive activities. Mrs. Shanita feels that Inspiring young minds and helping them to develop and grow into responsible adults is one of life's greatest pleasures.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Harold and the Purple Crayon

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Bachelor of Arts Degree. Shanita has worked in early childhood education for the last ten years.
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Infant Classroom

    It's not what we give, but what we share. For the gift without the giver is bare". Anonymous

    Ms. Elizabeth has been with KinderCare since 1998. Ms Elizabeth is compassionate about the care of the infants in her room.  She truly feels that children are what brings the world joy.  Ms Elizabth and her Co-Teacher are passionate about early childhood education and the importance of the impact of education to infants.

    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Sociology
  • Ms. Lavonda

    Ms. Lavonda, Toddler Classroom

    A little love will go a long way".

    Ms Lavonda enjoys the toddler classroom. She loves watching the toddlers learning new things every day and how they experience new things.  It brings Ms. Lavonda joy when  her toddlers see her and smiles instantly appear.  Ms Lavonda believes that circle time and teaching the children colors and letters is the best time of day.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Certificate of Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Amy

    Ms. Amy, Preschool Classroom

    Children are not things to be moulded but little people to be unfolded.

    Ms. Amy loves her three year olds.
    + Each child is special and amazing in their own way. They are little sponges ready and waiting to soak up anything. Teaching them new things is a truly brilliant way to spend the day. Ms. Amy loves Circle Time, whether it's reading a story, teaching a lesson, or especially singing a song.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Saadia

    Ms. Saadia, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Saadia loves teaching 4 year olds.  Teaching is Ms. Saadia's passion. She loves circle time and seeing the children smile while they are learning. It gives Ms Saadia pleasure when they learn to read, write and paint things that express their creativity and imagination.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cat in the Hat
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Tasha

    Ms. Tasha, School Age Classroom

    Knowing I have a positive impact on a child's life makes me proud to work with children

    Ms. Tasha loves working with the school age children! She enjoys planning daily activities and field trips for the children to participate in. She loves when the children show her love when they see her.  She can't help being the behind the scenes person making sure everything runs smoothly during the school year and summer.

    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Child Development Associate's credential

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

About Our Center

The Greenbrier KinderCare is a warm and welcoming Nationally Accredited School of learning. We offer care and education services for children from 6 weeks old to 12 years old.  All of our teachers go above and beyond to give each and individualized, nurturing experiences.  We love our school and we hope you will too.

Awards and Recognition

  • NAC Accreditation

    NAC Accreditation

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • Tagalog

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed


Health and Safety

We have a fenced in playground for all age groups play areas and a door code to our main door. Without this code you would be unable to access the building without ringing the bell and a member of the management team letting families in.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I have a 3 year old son who has been in this center since he was an infant. He absolutely adores Ms. Elizabeth, Ms. Debbie, Ms. Sarah, Ms. Amy, Ms. Kathleen, Ms. Tasha, and Ms. Saadia. All the staff treats my son like he is one of their own. They all say hello when we walk in the door and offer hugs. He comes home talking about all of his favorite teachers, and I am constantly amazed at the things he learns. He tells me about the sky and storm clouds, and that dinosaurs are extinct. I'm so glad he's in such a caring, nurturing and loving environment for his early learning years.

- Parent

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