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Parham Road KinderCare

Ms. Tracey Wood, Center Director

2240 East Parham Rd. Henrico VA 23228
(804) 264-8729 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Trevett, Lakeside, Holladay, Dumbarton, Greenwood, Longdale, Chamberlayne

Create summer memories that last a lifetime! Come join our Summer Adventures Program!


 Welcome to Parham Road KinderCare! Our experienced teachers and staff look forward to providing your child an engaging and enriched learning experience. Our Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission. We also participate in the federal food program with the USDA. This ensures that we are able to provide our infant families supplemental formula and baby food and families of older children nutritious meals while here. Families can also enroll their children in enrichment class called Learning Adventures. These programs allow children to engage in Phonics, Cooking, Math or Music activities in an individual or small group setting.

Ms. Tracey Wood, 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.


The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


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

Here at Parham Road KinderCare, our staff is dedicated to helping our children reach their full potential by providing quality, age appropriate experiences.

  • Ms. Tracey Wood

    Ms. Tracey Wood, Center Director

    I enjoy building relationships with the children, their parents, and our staff. I strive to make each family have a positive and rewarding experience while with us.

    Tracey has been in the educational field for 20 years. She has worked with all ages of children in her experience. She has taught in early education settings, elementary school, and middle school. She enjoys watching children grow and learn. She also enjoys getting to know their families and building relationships with them.

    Previous Experience:
    Tracey has previous experience working as a Preschool teacher, Middle School Teacher and Assistant Director.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Bachelof or Science Degree in Liberal Studies/Education
  • Ms. Lillie Crenshaw

    Ms. Lillie Crenshaw, Assistant Director

    I enjoy coming to work everyday. I love watching the children learn and grow. It is very special to me knowing that I am a part of each child's life and that I influence them in a positive way. I enjoy building relationships with the families and staff!

    Lillie began working at KinderCare in 2005. She started as a teacher and over time she progressed into the management field. She has wonderful people skills and builds great relationships with families and children.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at KinderCare, Lillie has worked with children and in Business Management.
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Ms. Brenda

    Ms. Brenda, Infant Classroom

    My focus in the infant room is to have the babies best interest at hand, all the time. Open communication with my families equals success. I show and give love by hugging and telling the babies "I love you" mulitple times a day. I have pleasure in knowing I am part of the molding of these precious minds.

    Ms. Brenda has been with Kindercare for five years. She has experienced a wide aray of cultural backgrounds. She attempts to implement new and fun ways of learning for the children. She opens herself to the parents so the team work goes more smoothly. She gets fullfillment in her role when she sees the hard work previal. 

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    CDA, MAT Certification
  • Ms. Jaleh

    Ms. Jaleh, Infant Classroom

    The way you speak to a child becomes their inner voice.

    Previous Experience:
    Jaleh previously worked doing in home child care.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    High School Diploma and Some College Credits
  • Ms. Kaylan

    Ms. Kaylan, Infant Classroom

    Children bring a ray of sunshine each and every day and observing them grow and learn is extremely rewarding.

    Kaylan started in the Toddler classroom and is now working with our infants. She has been in the Early Childhood Education industry for almost 5 years. Kalyan graduated from Hermitage High School in 2011 and along with receiving her Diploma, she received a Certification of Completion from Henrico County Technical Center in Early Childhood Development along with passing the NOCTI test. She also received a Certificate of Completion in Early Childhood Development for Reynolds Community College. Presently, she is working towardsher Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development and planning to take the CDA Certification course. Kaylan knew at an early age that she wanted to work with children. Never venturing off her path, she plans to continue her future years nourishing, educating, and loving children. 

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Early Childhood Development Certificate
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Infant Classroom

    I love to help and guide our babies to explore the world around them and to see them reach their next milestone.

    Ms. Mary has been with us for 14 years in the Infant Room. She is from an Island called Sri Lanka. She is married and has a daughter and a son. She has her CDA, Child Development Associate credential for Infants and Toddlers. She feels very blessed to have the opportunity to come to work everday and do what she loves doing, which is being with the babies. She is someone the babies can love and trust. Ms. Mary always tries to got the extra mile to ensure the safety and health of the children at all times.

    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate's
  • Ms. Kim K.

    Ms. Kim K., Toddler Classroom

    Don't count the days, make the days count. Make the most of everyday.

    Ms. Kim loves her job because you learn something about yourself from the children you work with and seeing them learn and experience new things is the bes thank you.  Kim has been working at Kindercare since January 2016. Her major is Psychology and has many experiences working with children in different aspects. Kim loves working with the toddlers because they are learning something new everyday to create their unique personalities. Kim loves to create on hand projects and have them be a part to the process to help them lean new things that they are able to do and be proud of themselves.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kim has worked with different age groups from infants to preschool and has worked with adoption and foster care.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Sherrelle

    Ms. Sherrelle, Toddler Classroom

    Every child will learn when they are taught.

    Ms. Sherrelle has been working with KinderCare Learning Centers for two years. She has volunteered at various centers helping children learn and grow. Ms. Sherrelle enjoys working with all ages groups and loves to sing and dance with the children. Ms. Sherrelle says that no child will go without learning while under her care.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sherrelle has spent several years in early childcare and has spent a lot of time volunteering.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    General Education Development (GED)
  • Ms. Cache

    Ms. Cache, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Everyday I walk in with hopes of teaching the children and them learning from me, but everyday I walk out and it is the children teaching me and I am learning from them.

    Previous Experience:
    Cache has previous experience babysitting and working with children of all ages.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Degree in Medical Assisting
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I simply love working with young children.

    Ms. Kimberly Douglas has worked at this location for over six months. She has a CDA and has worked with children for over 14 years. She has worked with all age groups including teens. She loves all aspects of working with children. 

    Previous Experience:
    Working on a military base at the child development center.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Renee

    Ms. Renee, Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy having conversations with the children and encouraging them through praise.

    Mrs. Renee found that she gets great joy when teaching children when she volunteered to develop a curriculum for Vacation Bible School. She encourages making books come alive and focusing on making learning fun with song, music, movement and art. She has had a past experience as lead teacher for a childcare development center. She has also been an art and home economics teacher on an elementary school level.

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Renee has worked with a variety of aged groups, learning centers, and childcare development centers for 25 years.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Child Development Associate, Pursuing Art Degree VCU
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I teach to make a difference!

    Ms. Kelly started in the childcare field in 1990 so she could be closer to her son. She always said once her son was in school she would not teach anymore. 24 years later Ms. Kelly is doing what she is passionate about, teaching. She loves to teach and is exactly where she belongs, with the most valuable possessions we have, our children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kelly has always worked with children.
    Year Started:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Associate of Applied Science Degree, Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Paulette

    Ms. Paulette, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to see the children grow and blossom each day!

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Ellen

    Ms. Ellen, School Age Classroom

    I love teaching through art and creative expresion. Watching the children learn through hands on creative activity is very special to me.

    Ellen is a recent graduate of J.M.U. where she studied linguistics, philosophy, and African American literature. She enjoys reading to the children and teaching though creative art projects and hands on activities. In her free time Ellen enjoys reading, writing, and playing tennis. She has plans to attend graduate school within the next year.

    Previous Experience:
    Camp Counselor, Tennis Instructor for Children Ages 5-12.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, School Age Classroom

    I enjoy working with the school age children. I hope that I make a long lasting positive influence on their lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Taught 2nd grade for 25 years
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors of Science in Education
  • Ms. Jessie

    Ms. Jessie, Kitchen

    I love the children. Making sure they have healthy and nutritious meals is most important!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jessie has experience working with children.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    31 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Italian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Here at KinderCare, the safety of our children is our top priority. Our Center offers many safety features to keep your child safe. Located at the entrance to our building is a key pad which only enrolled families have the code to enter. All of our play areas are fenced in and locked with coded locks. All of our staff is annually trained in CPR and First Aid. Our Health and Safety Coordinator, Cherissa Parsons, has been with the company for nine years and works to ensure we maintain all state health and safety standards. We are also a peanut free center.

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

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My son has been with this KinderCare "FAMILY" since he was 3 months old and is now going on two years old. I don't use the term "FAMILY" lightly....I truly consider everyone one at this center that has interaction with my son part of our family. They take amazing care of my little guy when I have to go to work. I hate leaving him, but knowing I'm leaving him in such great hands makes my day easier. They are always there ready to listen, they always greet me and my son with a smile, they always tell me about his day. They don't mind me calling at 3:00pm everyday to see how his day is going. I know they truly love him, nurture him, play with him and he is constantly learning new stuff with them. He participates in a music class and loves it. They do activities every day and post pictures in the class room for me to see. I absolutely love it. Like I said, he has been there since he was 3 months old and still has interaction with the teachers that were caring for him when he started. I can not say enough wonderful things about each and every person at this center they are truly amazing!

- mother

I enrolled my child last fall 2015 into the pre-k program with Mrs. Kelly and her helper Ms. Ellen and got nothing but the best from this experience. From the beginning my child has been the shy and quiet child of the bunch but after graduating from his program he has grown in personality and surprised me with the growth of his first year’s education. From spelling his first and last name to colors shapes and days of the weeks to learning them in Spanish! Every morning he was excited to wake up and go to school to see his teacher and friends that many days he wouldn't want to leave. Over the summer I was hearing so much about other parents experience with other learning centers and how their child hasn't been prepared for their first year of education and how many have not started to do the basics of writing. With the help given my son was "ahead of the bunch" in his age group that they let him tag along with the older kids. This year in kindergarten so far, he has gotten so many roar bucks from participating in all the activities and helping others write their names and learn shapes and much more. He has become so confident about showing off all the things he can do. The teacher has given recognition to us and as parents we couldn't take all the props we owe it all to this amazing teachers at kinder care.  Not only the teachers but the friendliness of the staff and the director understanding situations and working with us throughout the year hands down best learning center my family has attended and been a part of yet! Keep up with the great work and thank you for giving our child an educational experience he needed to become the student he is today! 
-Kiesha and Brittany

- Parents

While my daughter is away, I see after my granddaughter in the afternoon which was OK while I was unemployed. But once I received employment I wanted to make sure I could go to work and not worry about my granddaughter's well being. I can honestly say not only do I love this facility/staff but my granddaughter loves them as well. From the day I placed my initial call checking availability and cost to today the staff has been nothing short of GREAT. They are very professional and friendly, thus set the atmosphere that you don't mind going to each day. Thank you KinderCare Parham Road for all you do for my granddaughter and I. We really APPRECIATE you. God Bless.

- Grandmother

I have a KinderCare near my home in Chesterfield however I chose this location for my daughter to attend. They were very honest and welcoming. Best choice ever! They have great communication, and I couldn't ask for more from a day care. My baby is only one and knows sign language. I cant wait for her to grow with KinderCare. I love this center, and I give them five thumbs up

- Mother

My daughter has been attending KinderCare since November 2012. I am very impressed with the staff at KinderCare. They are very helpful, very knowledgeable about the center, the staff, and the children attending. My daughter was not very sociable before attending KinderCare, and now her social skills have sky rocketed. My daughter comes home and share with the family on what she has learned for the day, which makes me excited to know she is learning at KinderCare. I am very happy I enrolled my daughter at KinderCare.

- Mother

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