WBCH—Growing Richmond’s kids: smart, strong, self-confident.
Ready for school. Ready for life.
We provide high quality educational, developmental and nutritional programs to children in the City of Richmond so they are academically, socially and emotionally prepared to succeed in school and in life.
We know that healthy children who are reading at grade level when they enter third grade are more likely to succeed in school and go on to become productive, contributing members of their communities. It is our vision to create an environment for Richmond’s children where reading is always an adventure, healthy eating is a way of life, and the child’s family is an integral part of the education process.
CHILDREN’S SERVICES / EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
WBCH Early Childhood preschool
Head Start preschool
Extended Day program for preschool age children
Summer Camp for ages 3-12
Grace Arents Library & Educational Center
including: library, computers, lectures, meeting space
On-site social worker providing support to families
with children enrolled at WBCH
Byrd House Market—weekly farmers market
accepting SNAP benefits
Byrd House Farmlet—urban production farm supplying fresh produce
to families with children enrolled at WBCH
Grace Arents Community Garden—14 plots for rental by individuals or families;
3 teaching beds for William Byrd children