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Parham Road KinderCare

Carolyn Lee, Center Director

2240 E Parham Rd Richmond 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

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

We’re proud to offer distance learning for elementary school kids, grade K-6! We’ll ensure your child is logged on, help them with their school schedule, make sure they have plenty of mental and physical breaks throughout the day, and our highly-trained teachers are here to help your child stay on track! As always, we also offer care for all children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Check out the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. We can’t wait to see you soon!


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.


What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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.

Elementary School Distance Learning

Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!

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. Kids in this delightful and delicious program 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! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It 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.)

Our Teachers

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!


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.

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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.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • 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!

    Christina H. - KinderCare Parent
    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

    Kiesha and Brittany - KinderCare Parent
  • 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.

    Carolyn M. - KinderCare Parent
  • 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

    Deaundra B. - KinderCare Parent
  • 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.

    Shunell S. - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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