Where kids unleash their imagination and thrive to their fullest potential
We provide small class sizes and a loving and nurturing environment that supports your child's healthy growth. Kids are exposed to daily free play, nature walks, field trips, special events, and we also offer extracurricular activities!
We use a certified curriculum. Our kids are exposed to new learning experiences and a positive atmosphere that helps them develop their social, emotional, physical, spiritual, language, and cognitive skills in a loving and nurturing environment!
Our mission and core values are our foundation. We believe that trust, love, respect, integrity, teamwork and a strong partnership
with families and community contribute to a child's healthy growth and success while providing them with the opportunity to thrive!
Virginia Quality Level 2 Certified
Choosing the right early childhood program is one of the most important decisions a family can make and KCA is fully invested in your child's early childhood education
A focus on continuous quality improvement
Virginia's child care and early learning programs show their commitment to quality by joining Virginia Quality. Virginia Quality offers continuous quality improvement resources and support to participating preschools across Virginia.
Virginia’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) awards quality levels to child care and preschool programs based on four nationally recognized quality standards and best practices. Click here to learn more...
Research shows that quality child care and early learning programs positively impact children’s development, resulting in more success in school and life. Young children’s brains are built from the bottom up, with early experiences setting the stage for all later development.
We provide a dynamic and balanced learning environment that challenges students to a variety of fun and creative learning experiences
Our energetic, experienced and certified staff surround students with sincere love and compassion and teach in a safe, healthy and nurtured environment
Safe & Secure
The safety and well-being of our students and team is our first priority. We provide peace of mind through training, access control and continuous monitoring.
Clean & Healthy
We provide a clean and healthy environment. We wash and sterilize all toys and perform a deep clean weekly. This ensures that our kids and staff remain healthy. We are also tree nut free.
A Collage of Kidtime Activities
Our kids go on all kinds of exciting local field trips throughout the school year. They visit the Hamilton Park, the Hamilton Fire Station, the library, the movies, local farms, petting zoo's, the pumpkin patch, kids bowling, and local kid friendly museums.
Special Guest Entertainers
Our fun special guest entertainers include Peter McCory One Man Band, Mike Perrello Magic, Wildlife Ambassadors, Safari Bingo and our one and very own KCA guitarist, Ms. Jenna.
Extra Fun Activities
Our kids our exposed to special art and crafts. They participate in the KCA Christmas concert. They dress up for Spirit week. They go on nature walks, They get wet in summer water play day. They carve out and color their pumpkins just to name a few. We also offer extra fun and engaging activities like STEM through Brainiacs, Soccer Shots*, Wee Little Arts*, and Acrokidz*.
"My husband and I are both teachers, and enrolled our daughter at KCA right after we moved into the area. Immediately upon entering KCA, we were comforted by the welcoming clean environment and warm staff. A few things that I really love about this pre-school is that she is given a variety of developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor activities including storytelling, singing, playing house, and multi-sensory fun. We LOVE that she has messy fun with paints, dough, and other materials! All children should come home messy! J The teachers interact beautifully with the children and knowing that she is safe gives me such a piece of mind. You'll find the energetic owner working in a classroom right alongside the teachers, not worried about getting her hands dirty. I could easily write much more about our positive experience here; but in the end, all that matters is that our daughter loves coming here. What more could you want for your child?"
- Abby O.
We know our families
love us because they tell us
Over 97% of our families are very happy with our program. They love our passionate and nurturing KCA team, our safe, vibrant and clean school, our flexible program choices, our small class sizes, and overall value.
"It's the best preschool in Hamilton VA"
Check out our
Nationally certified curriculum
Quarterly progress assessments
School Year Pics
Special events and guest entertainers
Secure Parents Corner Portal
Lot’s of fun and balanced activities
All information captured and shared within Tadpoles is confidential between our school and families. No personal information is shared with any external parties and as a parent you will only receive information specifically about your child's progress.
Parents can access your Tadpoles account via the app or web, you will be able to enter in morning drop off notes for your child’s teachers, mark your child absent, and/or add any additional notes to be communicated to the school.
With Tadpoles, teachers can send reports, photos and videos to allow you to see a glimpse into your child’s day! Our reports keep you informed of the daily activities and learning experiences that happen while you are at work.
We believe that one of the qualities of early childhood development is dependent on effective communication between parents and our team. We partner with parents to ensure their child is progressing successfully.