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 three 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.
In 1999, when Harrisonburg First 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.
Shirley D. Jillian C. Erika D. Connie M. Emma G. Abby B. Jennifer S. Sarah D.
Malisa A. Marisa C. Rebecca S. Samantha S. Kori M. Katelyn W. Hannah R. Jordan G.
Jessica D. Susan P. Miranda S. Carrie P. Michaela A. Lindsey A. Aubrey C. Claire G.
Mike C. Brooke C. Lauren S. Sunny D. Maisie K. Claire G. Emma L. Kathleen M.
Beth M. Alyse Y. Jessica L. Katie B. Sara J.
Cindy F. Beau C.
Tracy M. Tracy C.
4 YEAR OLD CLASS
Amanda F. Natasha B.
Cara J. Lauren B.
3 YEAR OLD CLASS
2 YEAR OLD CLASS
Laura H. Heather L.
15-24 MONTH CLASS
Kim K. Jennifer R.
Monica C. Jaimie S.
8-15 MONTH CLASS
Jenny C. Debbie L. Savannah S.
We are privileged to call one another family, and desire each Kid's Harbor family to have the same experience.
Angela Kohl succeeded the founding director of Kid's Harbor in 2005. Prior to serving here, she was the Executive Director of Life Care Center of New Market. She has a passion for people and a passion for Christ and is grateful to be able to serve Him at Kid's Harbor.
Buffy Stainback was blessed to join the Kid's Harbor Leadership Team in 2017, serving as Staffing Coordinator. 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.
Sarah Woodward joined our Leadership team here at Kid's Harbor in 2012 as Administrative Coordinator. She loves children and is passionate about bringing them closer to Christ. She feels very humbled to be part of such a great team.
Sarah Woodward/Angela Kohl/Buffy Stainback
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.