Provider Spotlight: Rose Kelley

Rose Kelley is the owner and child care provider for RK Child Care & Services located in Petersburg, Virginia.

Starting her business in 2012 after retirement, Rose now dedicates her time providing child care in the Petersburg community after many years of seeing how hard it was for families to find safe, quality, and reliable child care. Since then starting her in-home services, she has built a relationship with our Child Development Services team for guidance and support building her business.

Currently serving nine children during the day, and two after-school, the children Rose cares for are between 4 months and 7 years old. Her in-home care space is bright, engaging, and full of learning tools for children.

Rose was able to receive coaching, technical assistance, and training from our team in partnership with the Cameron Foundation. This funding allowed our coaches and specialists to help child care providers in the Tri-Cities area of greater Richmond. 

She also applied and received funding through the Robins Foundation and ChildSavers for the Supporting Early Education and Development Pilot Program. This program is to support for-profit Family Child Care providers in Chesterfield County and Petersburg for eight months. With this opportunity, Rose was able to purchase area rugs for cozy corners, upgraded learning and climbing cubes for infants and toddlers, educational toys for hands-on skills, writing books, and play toys for her new upgraded space outside.

Saying of her experience with ChildSavers, “I have grown a lot and learned a lot from them—my experience with ChildSavers is still an on-going process. I have had and still have wonderful role models to assist my needs or questions. Our team group meetings are very educational to my business, myself, and also my worker.”

To learn more about our Child Development Services and access trainings, resources, and general information, click here!

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