About Us

Starling International is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is fully accredited by N.A.E.Y.C. (National Association for the Education of Young Children).  The combination of these two certifications reflects its commitment to delivering an exceptional experience for your child.

Since 1995, Starling International Child Care & Learning Complex has provided early childhood education to the children of Richmond.  In 1999, Starling International was named one of five Small Businesses of the Year awarded by the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.  In 2001, Starling International was presented the Vision Award for promoting literacy by the Literacy Fair of Virginia.  In 2007, Starling International was granted National Accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


Individual cribs, clean and bright surroundings, large-picture windows that are close to the ground promote infants to crawl, stand-up and walk around.  Daily Information Sheet makes for a seem-less transition.  Age-appropriate activities promote cognitive, physical and social development in a warm, nurturing environment. 

Bright, colorful classroom for this close-knit, and friendly group.  Our program offers a balance of nurturing, playtime, and learning throughout the day.

With a child sized bathroom attached to the classroom, your two-year old is met with enthusiasm when it’s time for potty-training.  And a Toddler Playground just out the classroom door, fun is around every corner.  A learning environment that keeps your two year old’s fingers busy and their mind engaged and happy. 

The bright and cheerful classrooms are complete with computer stations, discovery areas, large picture windows, and child-sized furniture.  Included in the curriculum are swimming in our indoor pool, music lessons once a week, and Kindergarten preparation.  Our daily activities develop your child’s academic skills while your child enhances his or her social skills.

Three distinct age-groupings ensures your child is comfortable with her friends.  The after-school program promotes socialization skills as well as academic learning with a special, sound-proof homework room, staffed with a certified Elementary school teacher.  Other features include a full-course meal afterschool, computers, large fenced playground, and year-round swimming in our indoor-heated pool.  This program is open during public school closures.

This convenient program provides lots of activities at a reasonable price.  Safety and fun are our number one priorities.  Included in the weekly tuition is breakfast, a hearty lunch, and an afternoon snack, as well as swimming everyday.  Field trips to Chuck E. Cheese, local restaurants, and museums round out the summer.  Check out our website and download the latest Summer Calendar of Events.

It is the mission of the center to provide affordable child care.  If your circumstances change, and you believe your family may qualify for some financial assistance based on income, please fill out the Financial Assistance Request form.  This confidential form, coupled with a letter explaining your situation, may qualify your family for reduced child care tuition.  Turn this form into the Director.