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  • NEW CHILDREN – We have one new child to introduce who joined us in October. Parker Hicks was new to the Infant class. Her big brother, Easton, has been with us for a while. (And her mother even came here when she was little!) So we were all waiting anxiously for Parker to arrive.
  • HOLIDAY SCHEDULE – Pooh Corner’s holiday schedule will be as follows: Pooh Corner will be closed on Thursday, November 28th for Thanksgiving. We will be OPEN all day on Friday, November 29th. Pooh Corner will close at 2:00 on Tuesday, December 24th and will be closed all day on Wednesday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday. Pooh Corner will close at 2:00 on Tuesday, December 31st and will be closed all day on Wednesday, January 1st for the New Year’s holiday.
  • HOLIDAY PLANS – We will be posting a sign up sheet to get a count of children attending the day before and/or the day after Thanksgiving. This will help us with lunch count and staffing purposes.
  • CLOTHING – Please be sure that we have a weather appropriate change of clothes here for your child. 
  • PAJAMA DAY – We will have an All Center Pajama Day on Nov. 27th. Please come dressed in your favorite weather appropriate pajamas. We will spend the day relaxing and thinking about what we are thankful for this year.
  • INCLEMENT WEATHER – Along with the holiday season comes the possibility of SNOW! Please know that we make EVERY effort possible to remain open during inclement weather. However, should there be a need to close the center or change operating hours, it will be announced on the television (Channel 6). We will post any closings and/or changes on the Pooh Corner website and change the message on the answering machine as soon as a decision has been made.
  • TUITION PAYMENTS are due on Friday for the upcoming week. Balances that are due will be in red; a credit balance will be in black. There will be a $25 late payment fee posted to accounts that have a balance due at closing on Fridays.
  • Please be sure that we have current and CORRECT contact information in your child’s file. It is extremely important that we be able to get in contact with you in case of emergency, sickness, etc. If you need to update your emergency contact people and/or authorized pick up people, please see Mrs. Darlene.
  • We need to have updated physical and immunizations information each time your child goes for a well-baby visit. You can grab a form from the office shelf or from the classroom.

A safe, fun and nurturing environment.

Pooh Corner has been caring for children for over 30 years as a state licensed center with excellent ratings and a solid reputation since our beginning.

We care for children from 4 weeks to 12 years of age — year round. All of our programs, full and part-time, are nurturing and structured, with emphasis on the appropriate educational skills at each stage of development.

Pooh Corner Child Care Center cares for children from the areas of, but not limited to, Ashland, Atlee, Hanover, Glen Allen, Elmont and areas as far as Richmond, Virginia.

We specialize in the following:

Infant Care


Teddy Bear Class


Before & After School

Summer & Back-up Care


Activities, Lessons and Field Trips and at Pooh Corner.

We are more than a childcare center. Our childcare and early education programs focus on school readiness, social and emotional development, literacy, problem solving and other critical life skills – with all the fun of being a kid mixed in!

Extracurricular Activities

Such as music and dance classes, gymnastics and movement classes, and drawing and computer classes.

We also have

Special activities at the center, such as Water Works and visits from the ice cream truck.

We offer

Weekly trips swimming, skating, bowling, visiting the library and various parks.

Group activity time

Includes arts and crafts, board games, working together in groups to complete projects, active games, and much more.

Latest News

Welcome to Pooh Corner’s latest news, events and blog section. This is where you will find helpful information throughout the year. Check back often for updates!

Preschool Report

We had a fabulous October! Our Halloween party was a blast! Thank you to everyone who contributed treats and other supplies to make the day special. We even went trick or treating to a few businesses in the area! Everyone had a great time. Our extra-curricular...

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School Age Report

It's hard to believe the holiday season is almost here! November will bring some changes to the school schedule. Hanover schools will close early on the 1st ($7 extra). Hanover and Henrico schools will be closed all day on the 5th. They will also be closed the 27th...

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Infant and Toddler Report

INFANT TIDBITS We would like to welcome Parker Hicks to the infant class. She is very alert and smiles a lot. She loves visits from her big brother, Easton. TODDLER TIME The beauty of Fall is in full swing! October flew out with the bats and our nocturnal animals. We...

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A long tradition of quality care.

Welcome to Pooh Corner. Our website offers you the opportunity to learn more about Pooh Corner Child Care Center, founded in 1984. To learn more about us, click any item on our menu. If you have comments or questions, let us know by clicking Contact Us. Thank you for visiting and be sure to check back often for updated information.

Darlene Holmes, Director

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