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Our mission is to provide strong foundations for future generations and to assist parents in the mentoring and nurturing of their children by having a safe, structured and loving environment for their kids.

Kid's Harbor Team

In 1999, when Church of the Nazarene relocated to Boyers Road, their desire was to make an impact on this community.  A group of dedicated members went door to door in the surrounding neighborhoods and asked, "How can we best serve you?"  One of the greatest needs was quality after school care for their children.  ​With this answer, our Church began to vision and dream, and Kid's Harbor was the result. The dream grew, as did the After School Program, and eventually expanded to include our Preschool Programs.

We are pleased to still be serving our community with outstanding after school care and summer school-age programs, as well as providing preschool and childcare for children as young as six weeks of age.

Please see Programs for more details.

​We are privileged to call one another family, and desire each Kid's Harbor family to have the same experience.

Peyton Gilliland, Executive Director, started at Kids Harbor in 2018 and has grown into this Leadership role in 2022 through the wisdom of those before her. She has a heart for children, is driven by her love for Jesus Christ, and feels so blessed to serve the families of Kids Harbor each day!

Hope Bryant was blessed to join the Kid's Harbor Leadership Team in 2022, serving as Staffing  Coordinator. She attended KH as a young child and joined the staff in 2020 then  quickly grew into her current role. She enjoys teaching children to fully rely on God every day and is excited that the Lord has led her in to this journey at Kid's Harbor.

Faith Landes joined our Leadership team here at Kid's Harbor in 2023 as Administrative Coordinator.  She is excited to be a part of our team and contribute to serving the familes and children here. She strives to exemplify Christ in all she does and show those around her the love of Jesus. 

Meet the Leade​rship Team

Briar M.          Anna B. 


               Angela M.       Miranda R.       

Faith Landes/Peyton Gilliland/Hope Bryant

Photo Credit: Gitchell's Photography




    Misty R.           Alana C.

We are blessed to have a team of believers in Jesus Christ.  We believe God equips us with amazing, talented, passionate people, and they are our greatest asset.

Our team has a common goal - to provide a Christ-centered, loving environment where we grow together as we partner with parents to nurture, teach, love and equip the children.

Our History

   Tracy C.         Hannah R.


Our staff is committed to providing the highest quality care and education to all children.  We are dedicated to continuing education and training of our staff through All-Staff Meetings, offsite trainings and our Annual Training Day.

Social Services requires that only one staff member certified in MAT, CPR and First Aid be on the premises at all times. However, we require our entire Core Team to maintain certification in these areas.

Every employee undergoes background checks through the Commonwealth of Virginia and Child Protective Services upon hiring and then every five years thereafter.

All staff have had experience working with children and have a desire to work in the Christian preschool evnironment.

Our Core Teachers gather each morning for devotion and prayer before the school day begins, sharing their joys and concerns.

Staff Qualifications



                       Gabby T.         Sarah K.         Ginger M.          Ella K.          Kayleigh T.       Alyssa S. 



                Jenny C.         Rebecca S.           Cindy F.            Emily S.           Jordan B.

                                           Karen H.            Malisa A.          Caitlin G.           Cam L.           Trinity D.

  Emily S.        Tracy C.

    Kim K.           Jess D.   

   Laura H.           Allison L.

1871 Boyers Road, Rockingham, VA  22801     540.434.1901     (fax) 540.437.7233

             Sarina T.         Jordan L.         

                                    Elizabeth S.         Hope S.          Savannah S.       Emma D.           Briley W.           Evan G.


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