Our curriculum includes emergent reading, math, science, social studies and is enhanced with enrichment classes in movement, art, music, sign-language and computers.
Our preschool teachers instruct the EXCEED Preschool Curriculum. EXCEED is a theme based curriculum that allows children the opportunity to explore in a developmentally appropriate environment.

INFANT CARE: (8 weeks -16 months)

infantOur Infant Suite has been specifically designed to create a warm, secure, loving environment for your infant. Our caregivers are nurturing professionals trained in health, safety and early childhood education. Each is CPR/First Aid Certified. Through the use of educationally appropriate toys and materials, our loving staff will guide your baby through the important early stages of development. Our infant curriculum is planned to include classical music and sensory experiences that will enhance your child’s brain development. We encourage our Moms and Dads to visit during the day, whether to feed their baby or simply to play with them. We believe in consistency and strive to set the child’s schedule to remain consistent with their parents’ schedule at home.

TODDLER: (16 months - 2 years)

Caring for toddlers is about building relationships and making the most of everyday experiences while providing a comprehensive curriculum. Toddlers learn through sensory experiences that enhance their cognitive, language, motor and social skills. They begin to turn ideas into words and phrases to express themselves. Our program encourages the teacher to work individually with each child to help him experience the initial stages of social interaction, language development and learning through discovery.

TWO'S: (2 years - 3 years)

girl-playdoughTwo-year-olds are anxious to learn. Your child will discover something new each day under the caring guidance of our experienced teachers. They will learn to socialize with others and begin to take care of themselves independently. Just as importantly, they will begin to learn many new skills in thought processing and communicating. Our stimulating program encourages two-year-olds to develop their minds and bodies in a safe and healthy environment. By encouraging child-directed play, we ensure that each child develops at their own unique pace.


kids-coloringPreschool children are provided stimulating and challenging activities that correspond to their developmental level. Our programs nurture self-esteem and self-confidence. For younger children, we emphasize creativity, storytelling, vocabulary development and socialization. For Junior Kindergarten children, we build upon earlier skills with pre-reading and math aptitudes to enhance basic elementary school readiness which will guide them toward future academic success.

To best prepare your inquisitive child for elementary school, we offer special learning centers where children are given
the opportunity to choose their own activities.  You will watch imaginations grow when children receive "hands on"
experience with language arts, dramatic play, mathematics, computers, science, art and music.  We realize the value
of free play, and our preschoolers have their own age-appropriate playground where they can release their energy
and their creativity.  We believe exercise and fresh air are essential to a child's well-being.

SCHOOL-AGERS: (5 years - 12 years)

boys-soccerOur before- and after-school programs are designed to complement the structured day of elementary school. Our teachers help each child with their homework after they have eaten a healthy after-school snack. We also offer a relaxed mix of learning and recreation including a variety of games, sports, music, arts and crafts and field trips. Classrooms, as well as playgrounds, are grouped by grade level, giving every child the opportunity to spend time with their friends and enjoy age-appropriate activities. Our school-age program is also offered during school breaks, holidays and teacher in-service days so you never have to worry about being left without childcare.

(5 years - 12 years)
Our summer calendar is packed with excitement. We offer a variety of activities including:

  • Summer Reading Library Books
  • Kids in the Kitchen cooking weekly
  • Art with Young Rembrants program
  • Weekly Swim trips
  • Horseback Riding

Interested in Learning More?

We would love to show you around.  Please use the form below to arrange a visit:
River's Bend Children's Center
120 W. Hundred Road
Chester, VA 23836

River's Bend Children's Center
12201 Kingston Avenue
Chester, VA 23836

Owner/Director: Clark Andrs