Our Philosophy

The philosophy of Playmates Preschools and Child Development Centers, Inc. (Playmates) is to develop and deliver a curriculum that promotes the physical and emotional well-being of children from cradle to college. We are committed to providing services to families that enhance children’s abilities to reach their true potential and to offer a healthy and nurturing educational environment for all children. In such an environment, children are accepted for what they are, not for what they are able to do and those with special needs develop and excel along with their peers.


Each of our classrooms utilize the Creative Curriculum Framework to set up an environment of learning by doing which requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand. The Creative Curriculum philosophy aligns with the overall philosophy of Playmates, the West Virginia Early Learning Standards, NAEYC Criteria and the services we provide to children and their families.


Our teams provide guidance and support to our children and families through service, consultation, meetings, and workshops. These efforts increase community awareness and commitment to addressing the educational, social, and emotional needs of all children in our early education programs. This same philosophy will be utilized at any center established and operated by Playmates.

Working Hours

Open Monday – Friday
6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
*extended hours at the
Kenova Playmates Center
6 PM - midnight


Playmates Childcare observes the following holidays and will be closed
on these days:

• New Year's Day
• Memorial Day
• Independence Day
• Labor Day
• Thanksgiving Day
• The day after Thanksgiving
• Christmas Day