Whether your child is six-weeks-old or 12-years-old, we have a childcare program where they will feel valued and cared for.

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Creative Critters Learning Center New Kent is our latest daycare center to open in 2015. Our New Kent location proudly serves children from 6 weeks to 12 years old with our infant daycare and child care programs. At this location, we serve children from New Kent County, Quinton, Charles City, and Providence Forge with the high-quality child care services that parents want.

Recognizing that most of our customers commute to either Richmond or Williamsburg, we are conveniently located just two minutes off of I-64. This daycare center provides infant and toddler care, preschool programs, and before and after school programs for both NKES and GWES, as well as summer camps and school holiday care.

Contact us today and schedule your tour of our New Kent location and learn more about the best childcare experience in Virginia!

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Emily Jones

Melissa Caldwell, NEW KENT DIRECTOR

My name is Melissa Caldwell, and I am so very excited to be a part of the Creative Critters family. I am originally from West Virginia but have lived here in New Kent county for almost 20 years. My husband Rick and I have been married for 27 years. We have two children. My oldest is Michael. He is currently a student at Virginia Tech, GO HOKIES!! My daughter Taylor is 19 and is a student at J. Sargent Reynolds. My other children have fur. Chesney is my 13-year-old dachshund, and our newest family member is my 5-month-old silver lab, Ember. I also have 2 cats, Lou and Ginger. It is a zoo, and I would not have it any other way! When I am not home with my family, in my spare time you will find me at church. If it is a Wednesday night, I am in bible study or praise team practice. I can’t sing a lick, but I find true peace in great worship songs. I also spend way too much time at the beach. My husband and I enjoy traveling to various beaches and soaking up the sun and watching the waves crash all day long. Prior to joining the Critter Team, I was employed at New Kent County Public Schools for 10 years. There, I worked in both the Transportation Department and George Watkins Elementary. It was a really hard decision for me to leave my school family, but I feel God called me to this new adventure. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your families.

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Our New Kent daycare is thrilled to provide high-quality care for infants, toddlers, and young children alike. At our daycare center, we separate the children into different rooms by age so that each child is learning and growing at their own pace. Our infant room is focused on comfort and safety, our toddler rooms help children through potty training, and our preschool room helps to prepare children for kindergarten. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! You can learn more about what your little one will learn in each of our programs by browsing our website or giving us a call.

We are also happy to provide busy parents with before- and after-school care where school age children can work on their homework, engage in physical activity, and grow their friendships. During winter, spring, and fall breaks, we offer full-day childcare to fill in the gaps, and our summer camp is one of the bests in the area! Get in touch today to learn more about enrolling your child at our New Kent daycare center.

CALL: (757) 250-3486



  • Free lunch and snacks for children eating table food
  • A safe and secure environment
  • Developmentally appropriate rooms and activities
  • Help with before- and after-school care
  • And more


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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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