Meet Marsha Snead-Williams, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2017
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Community Mental Health, Certified Family Counselor and Life Coach, and Certified Head Start Trainer
Favorite Children's Book: The Snowy Day
Meet Marsha Snead-Williams! She is the Center Director at Pocoshock KinderCare in Richmond, VA. Marsha attended Cheyney University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Community Mental Health. She is also a Certified Family Counselor and Life Coach, and a Certified Head Start Trainer. She has been with KinderCare for four years, and before that she was a CPS Supervisor and a director. "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" -John Wooden. Outside of work, Marsha enjoys traveling, writing, painting, and spending time with family.
Pocoshock KinderCare Programs
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
“ I wanted to share how much I appreciate the staff at this center. Their willingness to help, their sincere concern, and their warm inviting smiles really mean alot to me. I could not image my son being at any other learning center.Show more
“ I would like to thank you and your staff for the support you have given us. From day one when we brought our children to KinderCare, you welcomed them with open arms. They love their teachers and their friends and they enjoy coming in every day. They always talk about what they have learned and what they did that day. Thank you for all your support and hugs that you all have given us in the past year.Show more
“ From my initial inquiry with KinderCare to my daughter's first experiences at the center, I have been thoroughly pleased and thankful for the professionalism, genuinely caring staff, and the flexible learning opportunities and programs.Show more
“ I am very pleased with the care my children receive, the understanding, the time and effort they take with my children, and my self understanding and the struggle in everyday of a mother. They love children with full hearts and warm arms. The smallest out of our four children is now almost two and has been here since he was nine weeks old. He has grown up here and now he looks at his teachers like his family. With their compassion for learning and teaching the children, it makes this place feel special not just a school but a home away from home. I would never take my children anywhere else and will always recommend this school to everyone I know.Show more
“ My son started in September of 2011 when he was 21 months old. Within a matter of months I watched as his vocabulary and social skills blossomed. The staff has been amazing to me and my family. They have shown me that that they are truly interested in what's best for my son. Even though I was apprehensive about sending my son to daycare, it has turned out to be one of the best decisions we have made thus far!Show more
“ Thank you for taking such good care of our son. I was worried about him attending daycare but with the daily report sheet and when I call you guys are always cheerful and easy my worries. I don't think I could do your job. Thanks a million and please continue to voice your concerns so I can keep him on track.Show more
“ I just want to say that I'm so blessed and grateful that I'm able to take my children to the Pocoshock KinderCare location in Richmond, Va. As a mother of three small children I was very nervous to allow my children to stay in a daycare center because of all the things I have heard but now I feel so comfortable and calm when I drop off my children every morning and pick them up every evening. Every time I walk in the door I am greeted with so much warmth. This staff is so nice and they really care about the children and treat them as individuals. I just love the Director, Tanya and the Assistant Director, Jennifer because they are kind and have very good hearts. I feel like they are a part of my family and that's how I feel about the whole staff. I would recommend this KinderCare location to all my friends and family with children. Thank you, Ashley L.Show more
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Pocoshock KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Pocoshock KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.
We're so proud!
AMERICA'S MOST ACCREDITED
What Learning Looks Like
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KinderCare Teacher With An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
An Educator Dedicated to Making Readers
Soft-spoken, creative, and laser-focused on literacy, Alisha Jackson is a real role model for early childhood educators. “I am being the change I wish to see in the lives of children,” she says. Watch and find out how she helps children find a love of books and reading.
This Top Educator Teaches With Her Whole Heart
Music is learning. It lights up everything” says this award-winning early childhood educator. Attiya Mirza is particularly adept at using music to teach: She recorded a pop album in her native Pakistan and was also the captain of the Pakistani national cricket team (leadership skills are extremely helpful in a class full of three-year-olds)!
Gallup - Great Workplace Award
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds a Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.
This Inspirational Family Puts Love First
Music to our ears. Meet the Bachmans, an all-American, multi-racial family from Chicago who show us all what love is really about.
A Family That is Busy with a Capital "B"
When both parents are professionals, carving out some family "together" time can be a serious challenge. See how the Dorazios do it—from Taco Tuesday to trips to the shore.