Skipwith Academy at Westchester Commons

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Skipwith Academy at Westchester Commons

Skipwith Academy has been a leader in the early childhood education field for more than 44 years. Skipwith Academy at Westchester Commons is located on Schofield Drive and is conveniently situated at the northwest quadrant of Route 288 and US 60.  We are proud to be NAEYC Accredited!  Our state of the art facility fully embraces the company philosophy of “learning in a loving environment” with our dynamic teachers, fun and stimulating environment. More than just a daycare center, Skipwith Academy at Westchester Commons is your child’s home away from home with large, bright classrooms, award-winning books, enticing toys, arts and crafts, and engaging educational activities. When you walk into our school, you will be welcomed into the Skipwith family of well-trained and caring childcare professionals who make learning fun and exciting. We look forward to welcoming you into our Skipwith family at Westchester Commons!

Some of our features include:

  • Secure keypad entry systems
  • A developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • A literacy-enriched learning environment
  • Hot, nutritious meals and snacks
  • Math, Art, Music, Foreign Language
  • Age-appropriate outdoor playgrounds
  • Field trips
  • Transportation to and from area public schools
  • Exclusive spacious school library
  • Scenic outdoor classroom
  • Security Monitored Classrooms
  • Winter, Spring and Summer Camps

Contact School

300 Schofield Drive
Midlothian, VA 23113

Call: 804-794-0531

Fax: 804 794-0482
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 pm
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 yrs

Schools Served

  • Evergreen Elementary
  • JB Watkins Elementary
  • Flat Rock Elementary
  • Swift Creek Elementary

Skipwith Academy Leadership

Rebecca Shaffer, M.ED

District Director

Rebecca is currently the District Director of the Richmond area for Skipwith Academy. She has 32 years experience working in nationally accredited child care centers.

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Zabrina Harden


Zabrina Harden is the Director of Skipwith Academy at Westchester Commons. She holds a Childhood Development Associate's Certificate.

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Wilnetta Johnson-Loney

Assistant Director

Wilnetta Johnson-Loney is the Assistant Director at Skipwith Academy at Westchester Commons.

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What Parents are Saying About Skipwith Academy

My favorite Skipwith Academy event so far has been the Q&U Wedding!! While the Art Show was a close second, I really enjoyed the opportunity to see weeks of hard work and creativity blossom into such a beautiful performance. The best part was that parents, students, and teachers all participated in some way – between costumes and decorations to practicing and reciting lines, we all took part in making this a successful event. Thanks for allowing us to share in and be a part of such wonderful memories!

Mary M.

We are so pleased with the transition from our former daycare to Skipwith Academy. Both of our kids have blossomed socially and academically. They are happy to go to 'school' in the mornings and love showing us what they learn each day. The staff is always friendly and approachable, the school is always clean and serves healthy meals and snacks. We also enjoy all of the school sponsored events that are offered throughout the year! We are so pleased and wish we would have made the change to Skipwith sooner!!

Becky Bocian

Thank you both so much for all that you do for our son and all of your students! We really appreciate how safe and happy he is here at Skipwith. It is so amazing to have complete trust in his care while we are away. Again, thank you!

Jessica S.

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