Intergenerational Program of Joy and Learning!

Our Child Development Center offers built-in grandparents.

Visitors to our campus are often surprised to see a wagon full of toddlers, carefully supervised by our Child Development Center staff, smiling and singing as they make their way to the Children’s Garden or visit the ducks living at our pond. Our award-winning child development program consists of teachers with many years of experience and a proven curriculum, but the greatest asset may be our residents, who serve as on-site, built-in grandparents.

The joy of our Child Development Center is our Intergenerational Program, through which both children and our older adult residents share in activities that foster learning and joy. Our unique program enhances understanding between generations and creates opportunities for true bonds to be built, which research indicates is mutually beneficial. Residents read to children and offer instructional assistance with gardening, while offering every day wisdom and attention.

Located on Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s gated 50-acre campus, the Center offers a secure, enriched learning environment structured to meet all aspects of growth and development. The program includes extracurricular activities such as art and music lessons, dance and summer camp. With programming for children ages six weeks to 12 years, the Center is a valued and integral part of our commitment as a leader in senior living.

Here, you may run into the “Cat in the Hat” en route to a performance in the Sara Belle November Theater. Or, enjoy the laughter of children playing in Bud’s Backyard, our playground that was recently fully re-outfitted with marvelous equipment, thanks to a generous donation. If you would like information on how you can support this important and valuable initiative please contact Gayle Haglund at 804-264-6702.

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