Magnolia Ridge Child Care in Glen Allen, VA
Magnolia Ridge Child Care Center has been providing professional child care in Glen Allen for children 6 weeks to 12 years since 1998. The team of professional educators and child care specialists at Magnolia Ridge are all certified in CPR and First Aid and are MAT trained. By enlisting professionals who truly care about your child's well-being we are positive you will never have any second thoughts about leaving your son or daughter in our care. If you have any questions about Magnolia Ridge Child Care Center or would like to enroll your child in our Glen Allen child care center don't hesitate to contact our friendly staff.
Robin Smith - I have been the Director here since we opened 22 years ago. I have so enjoyed this journey. I have been in childcare for over 40 years and have loved every minute of it. My favorite part of each day is greeting the children and their hugs and smiles are the best part. I look forward to meeting you and your children.
Tiffany Kirk - I am the Assistant Director here at Magnolia Ridge CDC. I have been in this field for a little over 25 years. Its my passion in life to help families with all the childcare needs. I have a Child Development Associates in Infants and Toddlers. The best part of my day is watching the children come in and be excited about their day, their smiles and hugs are amazing, too.
- Infant and Toddler Endorsement Program- VA Specialist Network
- Regional Mixed Delivery- Mixed Aged Review Grant (federal funding for 3's)
- Child Development Associate Credentials- Childsavers
Infants - During the first months of life, children are offered a comfortable, safe environment. Soft cushions, colorful fabrics, textured surfaces, cozy peek-a-boo corners, soothing music, and dim lights are a part of their environment and discoveries. As our young infants grow, their needs begin to change. Our staff recognizes, these changes and adjust daily to promote social, emotional, cognitive and gross motor skills. Your infant will hear many stories each day, participate in the developmentally appropriate activities, and may take a stroll in one of our Bye-Bye Buggies... weather permitting of course. In this classroom we witness the most relevant physical changes in a child's life. Babies begin rolling, lying on their tummies, crawling, then finally standing on two feet learning to be a toddler.
Research shows that an infant desires constant new stimulus. Our infants learn new skills such as how to vocalize and imitate speech sounds, reach for and grasp objects, and turn towards sounds. We provide new activities and opportunities for infants to explore and learn every day!
Toddlers - For most children ages 16 to 24 months, this is their first encounter with school. During this transition from home to a new environment we believe in the importance of creating a strong bond between child and teacher as well as creating a partnership between teachers and parents to support this process. They begin developing their own identity, self-image and confidence. Mirrors become an important tool to support this discovery and recognition of themselves. They are in a stage of enhancing their senses to explore the many alternatives and possibilities that the environment offers. Experiences of tasting, feeling, hearing, smelling and seeing become part of their journey of discovering the world around them. We support this by offering experiences and provocations to interact and explore a diversity of materials with different properties such as paper, clay, rice, sand, water, and paint, among others. During this phase children frequently play by themselves but start considering and enjoying the presence of others and even notice and question when one of their classmates is not there.
Preschool 2's classroom - We emphasize language development, by repeating, taking turns with conversations, sing songs, and reading books through the day. We work on developing social and emotional, cognitive, early literacy skills, gross motor development. In this class we are working the beginning concepts of math, science and understanding how things work. We use child directed play and teacher directed play through the day to build on all these skills. We work on letters, numbers, shapes, and starting to count during circle time along with finger plays and songs to help with basic concepts.
Preschool 3's classroom - We take all those why questions and help them to focus on building theories and hypothesis of the world around them. Learning concepts from stories, rhymes, finger plays, singing songs, and using specific lessons to broaden their knowledge they can answer simple questions. We work on beginning handwriting skills including making letter and number formations. Children count to 10 and beyond starting to understand what numbers represent and how patterns work. We encourage children to make choices throughout the day to become more independent. We teach through play to make these skills fun and keep the children focused on learning, using small and large group activities.
Preschool 4's classroom - Children observe, question, discuss and participate. They learn about manners and working with others, and they become attuned to classroom routines and expectations. The program builds a strong foundation for early literacy skills with activities that build phonemic awareness and introduce children to the relationship between letters and sounds. We focus more on how the world works and what skills need to be developed for school readiness. We use some worksheets and activities to develop more handwriting skills. Using creative art gives the children independence to express themselves. The program fully acknowledges and addresses the many aspects of a strong early childhood curriculum, integrated, social, personal, and emotional development; oral language development; early literacy skills and love of literature; physical development and movement; health and safety; math; science; social studies; technology; and the fine arts.
Magnolia Ridge Child Care Center is fully focused on providing the best possible care for your child. We are more than just child care, we are an early learning and on-going education facility! Give our team a call at (804) 515-1933 to sign your child up for professional child care in Glen Allen.