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Kids Heaven Childcare

106-B Southpark Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060

(540) 961-7007



We are state-licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services for ages 6 weeks to 6 years.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We believe that children should develop at their own pace. Our goal is to provide a secure environment where children feel relaxed and able to express themselves. We encourage parents to visit the center frequently and build relationships with staff so they receive frequent feedback on how their child is progressing.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our childcare believes that each child need to develop him/herself at their own pace. We encourage each child to feel secure and relaxed and to express oneself during the learning period. We very much encourage parents to build a relationship with the staff members t receive feedback on their child(ren) progress at the childcare as well as encourage parents to visit our childcare whenever appropriate and form a bond with us.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Infants Morning and Afternoon Program

7:00 - 8:30 Arrival/breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 Morning nap (depending on arrival)/finish breakfast
9:30 - 11:00 Activities will be changed every 30 minutes - rotating between bouncer, exersaucer & tummy time with toys
11:00 - 11:15 Baby group & art (stories, songs)
11:15 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 3:00 Diapers/Nap/Quiet time
3:00 - 3:30 Snack
3:30 - 4:00 Baby group (stores, songs)
4:00 - 5:30 Rotating activities, Departure
Morning and Afternoon Program (2's & 3's)

7:00-9:00 Arrival and breakfast
9:00-9:30 Structured play

9:30-10:00 Music and Movement
10:00-10:15 Group time (stories, songs, shape & color of the week)
10:15-10:30 Art (open-ended or theme related)
10:30-10:45 Table choices
10:45-11:15 Outdoor Play/Free time
11:15-11:30 Books and puzzles

repare for lunch
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-1:00 Structured play

repare for nap
1:00-3:00 Nap/quiet time
3:00-3:30 Snack
3:30-4:00 Outside/unstructured play
4:00-4:30 Group time (stories, songs, recall of the day)
4:30-5:00 Music and Movement
5:00-5:30 Structured play/Departure
Morning and Afternoon Program (prekintergarden)

7:00-9:00 Arrival/breakfast/unstructured play
9:00-9:30 Table choices/learning centers

9:30-10:00 Group time (stories, songs, calendar, letter & shape of the week)
10:00-10:15 Art (open-ended or theme related)
10:15-10:45 Outdoor Play/Free time
10:45-11:15 Quiet choices

repare for lunch
11:15-12:00 Lunch
12:00-1:00 Structured play

repare for nap
1:00-3:00 Nap/quiet time
3:00-3:30 Snack
3:30-4:00 Group time (stories, songs, recall of the day)
4:00-4:30 Outside/structured play
4:30-5:00 Music and Movement
5:00-5:30 Structured play/Departure

Excerpted from the preschool's website


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We like to spend one-on-one time with the children that suffer from separation anxiety, while we allow them to integrate into the classroom when they are ready. In doing so we have noticed that the children usually move into the classroom much easier and cry less frequently.