Kindergarten Registration Day is April 19th

Thursday, April 19 marks the eighth annual Regional Kindergarten Registration Campaign, coordinated by Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond. This campaign establishes one common registration day for 15 school divisions – that’s 152 elementary schools – in the Richmond region. Children who are five years old by September 30 can start kindergarten in the fall, but first they need to be registered. Thursday, April 19, is the day for […]

Shark Week Arrives Early at Maymont

Chain Catsharks Made Their Debut at the Nature Center on March 22 Maymont made a splash with its newest animal species when two chain catsharks, Scyliorhinus rotifer, who were introduced at The Robins Nature & Visitor Center on Thursday, March 22. The juvenile fish and 10 embryos still in their egg sacs (also called “mermaid’s purses”), […]

Busch Gardens & Kings Dominion Offer Free Admission for 3-5 Year Olds

Richmond is ideally situated between two great amusement parks, and families with little ones are even luckier this year as Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens are both offering free passes for the 3-5 year old crowd.  Both parks offer kid-friendly rides & attractions for the whole family.  Here’s what you need to know. Kings Dominion The […]

Time Travelers: A Free Weekend of Richmond History

The Richmond Region’s most renowned historic sites will offer visitors a “Passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend, March 24th & 25th. Tourists and locals alike are invited to discover the area’s treasures, spanning 400 years of fascinating history and including the homes of John Marshall, Jefferson Davis, John Wickham, James Dooley and other […]

Chesterfield County Public Schools PreKindergarten Spots Info

Chesterfield County Public Schools offers a limited number of prekindergarten spots to provide school-readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. Prekindergarten is offered in 22 elementary schools: Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Bon Air, Chalkley, Marguerite Christian, Crenshaw, Crestwood, Curtis, A.M. Davis, Ecoff, Ettrick, Falling Creek, Harrowgate, Hening, Hopkins, Jacobs Road, Matoaca, Providence, Reams Road, […]

Virginia Rep Announces The 2018-19 Season

The 2018-19 Children’s Season at Willow Lawn is bound to be spectacular!  Check out the upcoming shows! Mr. Popper’s Penguins Regional Premiere Based on the book by Richard and Florence Atwater OCT 19 – DEC 30, 2018 Huck and Tom and the Mighty Mississippi Music by Ron Barnett Book by Peter Howard Developed by Virginia […]

Kids Clown Workshop

Clowns from around the world are coming to town to attend an International Clown Convention in RVA. They are offering an opportunity for up to sixty children ages eight to fifteen the chance to learn about clowning. Where: Double Tree-Richmond Koger Center, 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond, VA 23235 When: Wednesday April 4th, 2017 Ages: 8yrs – […]

Donate Books to Central Virginia Children’s Book Bank & Get Free Admission for Your Child to CMoR Sundays in March

The Children’s Museum of Richmond, in partnership with the Central Virginia Children’s Book Bank, will celebrate National Reading Month with free admission on Sundays throughout the month of March for children who donate at least five books to the Book Bank. To receive free admission, children should bring books to any Children’s Museum of Richmond […]

Read Across America is March 2nd

NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children […]

THE ANNUAL CHESTERFIELD COMIC CON is March 17th

CCPL INVITES COMIC BOOK FANS TO THE ANNUAL CHESTERFIELD COMIC CON Chesterfield County Public Library will host its sixth annual Chesterfield Comic Con on Saturday, March 17, 10am-3pm at Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, North Chesterfield, 23234. Participants can come dressed as their favorite comic book, science fiction or movie character and visit more than 15 […]