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Quality, Affordable Childcare For the Greater Williamsburg Area

From infants to school-aged children, Creative Critters Learning center provides a safe, fun, loving, and developmentally-appropriate environment for your children in five locations across Virginia. With more than 15 years of experience, our childcare learning center is passionate about offering Virginia families quality and affordable daycare. This commitment helped us open five locations in Greater Williamsburg that offer all children the same great opportunity our founders sought for their own family. Learn more about Creative Critters and schedule a tour of the most convenient learning center for you online or by phone today!

CALL: (757) 317-2369

Our Childcare Centers Offer:

  • Daycare for infants, toddlers, and school-aged children
  • Rooms designed for each developmental stage
  • A focus on mental, physical, and social development
  • Before- and after-school childcare services
  • Full-day summer camps and daycare during school breaks or closures
  • And so much more

Our Childcare Learning Center Programs

Our Story

Creative Critters learning Centers began 15 years ago in West Point, Virginia. Our founder, Kathy Gray, was a teacher in Williamsburg, Va. She holds a master’s degree in Education and was working on her Ph.D. at the College of W&M when she became pregnant with her third little girl. Curt, her husband, is a U.S. Navy Veteran who left the Navy and became a PE teacher in New Kent.

They decided to open a learning center for their third little girl because they could not find a quality, affordable learning center in the area. They took a lease at that location for four years in hopes they would be able to prepare their daughter for kindergarten. Well, what started out as a means to fill a family need has changed in so many ways for the Grays. They now own and operate five daycare locations in Greater Williamsburg that offer all children the same opportunity they wanted to provide for their own daughter!

Kathy and Curt are actively involved in the everyday operations of the daycare centers. You will often see Kathy in the classrooms working with staff on best practices or Mr. Curt working with the school-age children or delivering food. Their WHY is to touch the lives of not only the children and families they serve every day but to change the lives of the staff who work at their child care centers.

We are committed to providing a quality, fun-filled learning environment that is structured and systematic, as well as to provide a work environment conducive to personal and educational growth for their staff. At the end of the day, they are committed to teaching both children and staff the love of learning!

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Kathy Gray, Owner

Kathy Gray M.Ed. has been in the childcare business for over 16 years. However, she has been in the early childhood business for over 28 years. Kathy has a bachelor’s degree in Special Education with endorsements in gifted education, adapted physical education, and inclusive education.

Kathy is dedicated to providing a safe, loving, developmentally-appropriate environment for all the children at Creative Critters daycare centers. She is dedicated to staff training and implementing her exclusive curriculum throughout her centers. Kathy currently directs both our New Kent and West Point locations.

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Curtis Gray, Owner

Curtis Gray has been in the childcare business for over 16 years. Curtis holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Christopher Newport University prior to serving in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Curt can often be found at any one of our five centers working with our school-age kiddos or maintaining our buildings. Curtis shares with Kathy the commitment to providing a safe, loving, developmentally-appropriate environment for all the children at Creative Critters.

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Kristin Tarrant, Regional Director

Kristin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Christopher Newport University. She joined the Creative Critters team in 2008 as an assistant director of our West Point location. She became the director of our Toano location upon its opening in 2009.

Kristin has now taken the role of Regional Director of all five of our locations. Kristin is responsible for the daily operations of each location, billing, and assistance with our communication app. You will often see Kristin at any of the five locations assisting our team.

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Lisa Hill, Onboarding & Training Specialist

Lisa Hill is a Williamsburg James City referred teacher. She has more than 30 years of experience with early childhood education. Lisa onboard our amazing staff, as well as works in the classrooms daily on training our staff with best practices in early childhood education.

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Our Virginia Childcare Learning Center Locations

Toano
West Point
New Kent
Norge
Quinton

What Are You Waiting For? Sign Up Your Child For Creative Critters Learning Center Today!

With childcare center locations in Williamsburg, West Point, New Kent, Quinton, and Norge, Creative Critters is here to help your child bloom! Contact us online or by phone today to schedule a time to tour our childcare learning center.

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