St. James’s Children’s Center is an early childhood education program serving Richmond families for over 30 years. We are located in Richmond’s Fan district, near VCU and convenient to downtown at 1205 W. Franklin Street.

We accept children from the City of Richmond and surrounding counties.

We offer three programs for children and young students

Early Childhood Education

  • Year-round program for children ages 2 - 5
  • Open 7 am to 6 pm
  • Guided play and discovery
  • Scholarships available according to financial need

After School Program

  • Academic year program for elementary school children
  • Open 3:30 to 6:00 pm
  • Up to 15 students accepted
  • Transportation provided from St. Andrew’s School

Summer Enrichment Program

  • Nine-week program for children entering kindergarten through age 10
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and snacks provided
  • Open 7 am to 6 pm
  • Extensive field trips

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Thanks to Our Community Partners

Thanks to our community partners our children receive a multi-dimensional education, integrating  classroom learning with extensive community experiences. We thank each of our partners for their commitment and collaboration for the benefit of our children.