• Thank you!! We had a ton of fun!! We had a LOT of great chaperones this year! I think this is the best our kids have been ever! our chaperones were on it! Thank you so much for seeing how great they were! We LOVED the lesson and we can't wait to come back next year!
    – CCPS Kindergarten Teacher
  • "Unplugged: Coding without Computers" is a wonderful program and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a field trip.

    – Charles City Kindergarten Teacher
  • We had a wonderful time visiting the Children’s Museum this year! We would love to include you in our field trips for next year. In order to plan I was wondering when you guys start booking for next school year. THANK YOU !
    – HCPS 1st Grade Teacher
  • We loved the blooming butterflies program and Pamela was terrific!

    – Private School PreK Teacher
  • I would like to tell you thank you for our economics lesson during the field trip at the museum.

    – Anaya Holmes
  • I really enjoyed the cave. I liked being a producer. My group made a clock, a frisbee, a hat, and a necklace.

    – Catharine Clamcy
A Strong Start Matters: Readiness Beyond the Alphabet

A Strong Start Matters: Readiness Beyond the Alphabet

Please join us for A Strong Start Matters:  Readiness Beyond the Alphabet, a free, informative program focused on preparing your preschool-age child for kindergarten and a lifetime love of learning.

Register Here!

presented by

Children's Museum of Richmond
Children's Hospital of Richmond
Collegiate School
The Sprout School

Program Information

Do you ever find yourself asking questions like:

  • How will I know when my child is ready for Kindergarten?
  • What skills does my child need to be prepared for formal schooling? (social, emotional, physical, cognitive, etc.)
  • What experiences can I provide my child with that can help prepare them for school?
  • What do teachers look for when assessing kindergarten students?

All of these questions will be answered and more! Please join us for this FREE session with area experts.

When: Wednesday, February 21st from 9am-10:30am (Registration begins at 8:30am)

Where: CMoR Short Pump, 11800 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233

Panel Speakers

Bergen B. Nelson, MD, MS, Children’s Hospital of Richmond

Troyana Cheatham, Parent Engagement Manager, Children’s Museum of Richmond

Rives Barksdale, Junior Kindergarten Teacher at The Collegiate School

Kathleen Eastman, Director of the Sprout School


Shannon Venable, CMoR's President and CEO.


This event is free and open to the public, but registration for admission are required.
Free childcare is available on a limited, first come, first serve basis. Reservations must include age of children and names.