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Small Voices' Academy is a locally owned and operated child care center licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services to care for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. Small Voices' Academy's mission is to provide a happy, healthy, and loving experience for the children committed to our care. To that end, we provide care both before and after school. We serve healthy meals, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack, and our staff is certified to pass meds as well as trained in CPR and first aid. We teach the Pinnacle curriculum.

+ Infant Care

+ Toddler

+ Pre-School

+ School Age

+ Music/Movement Lessons

+ Summer Program for Children 16 months-12 year old where we offer a fun filled curriculum and scheduled on and off site field trips

+ Transportation to all Churchland Elementary Schools and Southwestern Elementary School


*We are pleased to offer a multiple-child discount of $15 per additional child per week.

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Our Philosophy

Where Students Come First

The philosophy of Small Voices' Academy is one of which all children must be treated as individuals. We also will be focusing on process rather than product. We will help develop the whole child, spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.


We will employ qualified caregivers whom will nurture the children we serve. All of our caregivers will facilitate developmentally appropriate curricula using the best practices for young children and foster an early learning experience.


Each child's physical needs and safety are given primary attention.

Our health and nutritional programs will stress the physical well being of the child.


Social needs including getting along with peers, relationships with caring adults and adjusting to being away from parents, are essential to our program. We value all our children and treat them with the utmost respect, love, and courtesy. It is our belief that reasonable rules administered in a calm and consistent manner promote socially acceptable behavior among children.


Language is a central part of our program. Adults will engage children in communication and problem-solving skills as they supervise, question, clarify and encourage. Listening, speaking, writing, and reading activities will be incorporated into the daily schedule.

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At Small Voices' Academy we create an environment where professionals support the nurturing and learning of your child's needs, with hands-on Administrators taking a personal interest in your family's childcare decision. In our seven classrooms, each child's natural curiosity and creativity is developed. Small Voices' Academy is dedicated to providing the foundation to encourage your child's lifelong love of learning.

Enroll in our hands-on, innovative class for intermediate and advanced students. Our qualified and experienced teachers serve as facilitators of the learning process. Instead of simply lecturing, they guide students by helping make sense of course materials, encouraging them to ask questions and explore solutions, and promoting the use of resources outside of the classroom.

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+ In order to accomplish these goals, Small Voices' Academy will:

+ Offer a wide range of enriching activities to meet the needs of each child.

+ Focus on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive, and physical skills for each child.

+ Offer multi-cultural and developmentally appropriate materials and equipment.

+ Provide a safe and secure environment.

+ Offer open communication with parents in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.


Pinnacle is a research-based early childhood curriculum, designed with both teachers and students in mind. Based on the works of Piaget, Gardner, and Erikson, Pinnacle provides teachers with lessons that engage children in developmentally appropriate activities. Pinnacle is published in an easy-to-use, reusable format that includes lesson plan guides, activity enrichments, and long range goals linked to key standards. Comprehensive programs are offered for Infants, Toddlers, Two's, Three’s, Four’s, and School-Age children.

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Visitors are always welcome to our school. If there’s anything you’d like to know about our programs and curriculum, please get in touch. Both campuses are open Monday - Friday from 6am-5:30pm.

Portsmouth Campus - 757-484-7888

5960 Churchland Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23703

Chesapeake Campus - 757-488-0157

3940 Airline Blvd, Suite 110 & 111, Chesapeake, VA 23321

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