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Silverleaf KinderCare

Vanessa Lewis, Center Director

4300 Silverleaf Dr. Virginia Beach VA 23462
(757) 497-8323 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
South Independence and Silverleaf Drive across fro

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Kempsville Meadows (school provided the bus), Rosemont, Rosemont Forrest, Holland, Glenwood, Windsor Oaks, White Oaks, Parkway, Pembroke (school provides transportation for children to and from the Center for children with special needs), and Green Run

The Silverleaf KinderCare located in the near the Mt Trashmore area of Virginia Beach and is now enrolling in all of our programs from Infants through School Age.  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!!!
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Welcome to the Silverleaf KinderCare!  We are a Nationally Accredited Child Care Center located near Town Center and Mt. Trashmore in Virginia Beach.  The Silverleaf Kindercare provides quality childcare for our Military Families stations at NAB Little Creek, NAS Oceana, and NS Norfolk bases.  Our teachers here at KinderCare are passionate and knowledgeable about your child's growth and development and will provide your child with the tools to become a succesfull, lifelong learner.  We are excited to show you all of the great things our center has to offer!

Vanessa Lewis, Center Director

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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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed


      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

Meet our qualified and nurturing team! Many of our teachers have been with KinderCare for a number of years! Although we have a great time with the children, we really take our jobs seriously. All of our team strives to make a positive difference in the lives of the children in our care and their families.

  • Sherita Banks

    Sherita Banks, Assistant Director

    "The difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude."

    Sherita is proud to wife, mother, and grandmother. Sherita comes to KinderCare from Northern Virginia. Sherita loves her job and greets every famiky with a smile. Before embarking on her career in Early Childhood Sherita worked in Food Service Management field for well over 20 years. Sherita has worked in many roles and classrooms in the education field.

    Previous Experience:
    Sherita has held a teaching position working with children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 4 years old. She has held a management position in childcare for the last 4 years.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Jamila

    Ms. Jamila, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Jamila has been a teacher at Silverleaf for 1 year.  She has worked with almost all of our age groups, but has found her niche in the Infant classroom.  Jamila enjoys encouraging each baby's growth and development each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jamila has worked with all age groups during her tenure with KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
  • Ms. Lisa, Infant/Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy the moments of discovery when a child is learning about his or her environment.

    Ms. Lisa started with the company by becoming the cook for the school in the morning and helping with the two year old's in the afternoon. When a full time classroom position became available, she jumped on the opportunity! Even though Ms. Lisa has helped out in many classrooms throughout the years, she enjoys working with the younger children the best, getting down on the floor with them and reading books.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Lisa worked at an in-home daycare center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Briannah

    Ms. Briannah, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Briannah is a native of Guam.  She is new to the field of Early Education, but has happily accepted a teaching role with us in our Infant program.  She thoroughly enjoys working with the babies and being a part of such an important part of their developmental growth.

    Previous Experience:
    Babysitting and Tutoring Teens
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Pursuing Early Childhood Degree
  • Ms. Terry

    Ms. Terry, Toddler Classroom

    Our center has a great team! We each have special things we are good at, and that makes our program fun and educational for all of our children.

    Ms. Terry was teaching for a child care company in this building before it became a KinderCare. She brings years of experience and wisdom to our center. Always continuing her education, she treats each child as an individual. As one of the first people the parents see in the morning, her positive attitude always sets the tone for the day. Ms. Terry is an asset to our school, being a very caring and well-rounded teacher, and also a valuable part of our team.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Terry held the Assistant Director position for a couple of years, but decided that in the classroom was where she felt most at home. She has worked mostly with children ages three and under.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See.
    Year Started:
    29 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    40 years
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Michele

    Ms. Michele, Twos Classroom

    Ms. Michele has been in the childcare field for over 20 years.  She began her career with KinderCare as a teacher and took the opportunity to work in management when it was presented.  Ms. Michele found that her calling was in the classroom, so she returned to the teacher role.  Ms. Michele is passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of her children and their families.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Michele has worked with all age groups from Infants to Pre-Kindergarten
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Cat in The Hat by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Child Development Associates Credential
  • Ms. La'Risha

    Ms. La'Risha, Twos Classroom

    Ms. La'Risha has worked in child care for 12 years and has been part of the KinderCare family for 9 years.  She enjoys encouraging children to accomplish new milestones and sharing their achievements with their families.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. La'Risha worked for 3 years at another child care center before joining the Kindercare team.
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    some college courses
  • Ms. Noriko

    Ms. Noriko, Preschool

    Ms. Noriko is from Japan and has been in the United States for many years.  She lived in North Carolina before relocating to Virginia Beach.  Ms. Noriko enjoys helping children grasp new concepts and nurturing their developmental growth.

    Previous Experience:
    Noriko has experience working with toddler aged children up through school age.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    “The Monster at the End of This Book: Starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover.”
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Preschool

    Ms. Kim has been with Kindercare for 20 years!  She enjoys working in our Preschool classroom and providing the foundation of early education for her students.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kim worked as a Center Director for 9 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Ms. Annia

    Ms. Annia, Discovery Preschool Two's

    Ms. Annia started working in the education field 16 years ago teaching English as a second language.  She has since worked with younger age groups and has found her passion lies in teaching Preschool.  Ms. Annia enjoys seeing the children in her class grasp new concepts and getting excited about learning.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    “Oh The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Pre-Kindergarten

    Ms. Megan is new to the Virginia Beach area, recently re-locating from Florida.  She is new to the education field, but really enjoys working with Pre-Kindergarteners.  Ms. Megan believes that early education is important for children and has always wanted to be a teacher so that she can positively influence children's love of learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Megan is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Fox in Sox by Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Pre-Kindergarten

    Ms. Maria has been a part of the Kindercare team since 2015.  She enjoys working with our Pre-K children to prepare them for Kindergarten. The chidren throughout the building love her bubbly spirit. You will see Ms. Maria singing and dancing everyday throughout the school. Ms. Maria also teaches our Phonics Adventures and Spanish Program.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, Kindergarten & School Age

    Ms. Sarah is part of our School Age teaching team and is new to the KinderCare family. She has had the pleasure of working with a variety of age groups through the course of her time in the child care field.  Ms. Sarah works hard to make learning fun for our School Agers after a long day at school.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sarah is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Boy by Roald Dahl
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
  • Ms. Laquita, School Age

    Ms. Laquita enjoys working with our School Age children and providing them with a fun, learning environment.  She prepares creative and engaging games and activities for our after school program.  Ms. Laquita also teaches our Cooking program .

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Laquita has previously worked with the YMCA
    Favorite Children's Book:
    All The Place You'll Go
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Associates Degree in Early Chidhood Education
  • Ms. Barbara

    Ms. Barbara, Health & Safety Coordinator

    When you drop your child off early in the morning, Ms. Barbara is the teacher you'll meet!  She opens our building everyday with a smile.  Ms. Barbara helps in all of our classrooms and is also our Health & Safety Coordinator.

    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
  • Ms. Tanisha, Infants

    Ms. Tanisha is the mother of a six year old which has fueled her passion for Early Childhood Education.  She believes in creating a strong foundation for learning at a young age.  Ms. Tanisha works in our Infant classroom.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Mr. Godfrey

    Mr. Godfrey, Food Specialist

    Mr. Godfrey has been cooking for over 35 years.  He takes great pride in his cooking and strives to provide the best tasting and nutritious meals for our children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Associates Degree

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

The Silverleaf KinderCare is conveniently located near Mt. Trashmore in Virginia Beach!  We offer full time and part time childcare for all age groups from infancy through School Age.  Children are able to learn, discover, and grow in a safe and nurturing environment with our experienced and educated teaching staff.  Call us today to schedule your tour of the Silverleaf KinderCare!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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

All of our staff are CPR and First Aid certified. The Silverleaf KinderCare also has Medication Administration Staff.

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.

This letter is to thank KinderCare Silver Leaf for the, amazing customer service, care, love and professionalism that all parents, grandparents and caregivers would appreciate and consider when choosing the best child care services for their precious children.
My grandson has been attending KinderCare since he was 3 yrs. old and he just turned 6. He attended the preschool program and learned how to read using phonics which facilitated a positive academic start for Kindergarten. Being able to read and understand books has giving him a positive self-image.  
I am completely satisfied with KinderCare’s approach to learning, care and professionalism. I have recommended KinderCare to many and will continue to do so.
Thank you!!
- Grandmother

My two boys have been going to KinderCare for the past three years and I have nothing but praise for my center. Before joining Kinder Care I was worried about my boys not receiving the care and affection I felt was important at such young ages. KinderCare has not only proved me wrong they have gone up and beyond my hope and expectations. I love picking up my youngest child, now in the Preschool class, who is excited to show me what he has learned thanks to the teachers and accredited learning programs. My oldest son started in the Preschool class and now in Second grade receives help with his homework from the School Age teachers. As a mom who typically works more than 40 hours a week, I am grateful to the support that KinderCare provides. Thanks KinderCare for being my kids' “second home”!

- Mother

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