Our curriculum includes emergent reading, math, science and social studies. It is further enhanced with enrichment classes in creative movement, art, music, sign language and computers.

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.


The preschool curriculum is a kindergarten readiness program integrating all the basic knowledge needed to build a solid foundation of learning for the future.  Your child is taught at his/her own pace and challenged through hands-on experiences, socialization skills and vocabulary development.  Our program emphasizes creativity and imagination.  The teachers really get to know each child in their classroom, and teach to every kind of learner whether it be a visual, auditory or experience learner. Each new concept is taught several different ways in order to reach every student.

Chester Junior Kindergarten program joins two curriculums; a Carson-Dellosa program called High Reach and the Exceed Preschool Curriculum.  Both programs integrate language, literacy, math, science, music and art into your child’s day in a developmentally appropriate environment.  The math units teach number recognition, graphing, sequencing, predicting and problem solving.  The language portion teaches your child phonological awareness such as letter recognition, beginning sounds, and vowel sounds.

Learning centers and free play are an integral part of learning at this age.  During these times of the day, the teacher is a facilitator in the classroom and the children have opportunity to problem solve and make their own choices.  Every class also goes outside to our spacious playground of age-appropriate climbing equipment, balls and imagination toys.kids-coloring




(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:
Chester Child Development Center-Preschool
13600 Happy Hill Road
Chester, VA 23831
804-748-4188 Preschool
Ages 2-5 years

Chester Child Development Center-Youth Center
13710 Happy Hill Road
Chester, VA 23831
804-768-8009 Youth Center
Ages 6-12 years

Director: Wanda Robertson
(804) 748-4188