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Speak-Up School/Chattering Children

1307 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228

(804) 290-0475


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Speak-Up school is an early learning program with a focus on language development, communication skills, and reading readiness. Our goal is to give each child a strong foundation for school success. The developmentally appropriate approach engages children as active learners through a process of exploration and discovery. Flexible schedules and groupings allow us to serve children in a way that complements family schedules. Colorful classrooms, outdoor play spaces and a wooded setting provides an inviting learning environment.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on