Wilma's Wee Wones HomePlaySchool

2306 Arcadia Ave
Chester, VA 23831

Wilma's Wee Wones HomePlaySchool

2306 Arcadia Ave, Chester, VA 23831
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AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE
In Business Since:
1989
Total Employees:
2-10
Credentials:

State Licensed
Hours
Monday:
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday:
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday:
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Thursday:
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Friday:
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed
Program Details
Type:
  • In-Home/Family Day Care
Philosophy:
  • Developmental (Play-Based)
Languages:
  • English
Teacher/Student Ratio:
3-12
Program Capacity:
12
Cost & Availability
Classroom Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Infant $175 per week 0
Toddler $175 per week 0
Preschool $175 per week 0
Pre-K $1,755 per hour 0
*availability last updated on 04/06/2017
Offerings
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Payment Options
  • Personal Check|
  • Cash
Ratings & Reviews
(10)
(10)
Ellie C
09/10/2013
Compassionate, Caring, Kind, Heartwarming, Loving, are the words that come to mind when I think of Wilma and Lauren. I was blessed to have known this family under very difficult circumstances.....the loss of her husband and father to Lauren. Since that time, many years ago, they have been one of the most dedicated families and biggest supporters to our Palliative Care Unit and the patients and their families. Although my child is grown, I would not hesitate to put my child/grandchild in theri loving care! Ellie Coyne
Jenn M
09/10/2013
My daughter has been a part of the Wee Wones family for almost three years now. She loves going to daycare every day. Learning is critical at a young age and I assure you, it is not slack in the care of the Raucci's. My daughter has learned so much during her time with Wilma and Lauren. They have daily routines that are followed precisely to achive the highest level of learning and respect a child could obtain. My daughter started school last September and I had no doubt in my mind that she is ready and even ahead of others her age thanks to the dedicated care of Wilma's Wee Wones. I plan to add to my family in the future and Wilma's Wee Wones will be the only daycare I ever trust with my children. Thank you for everything!
Sara B
09/10/2013
Wilma and Lauren have quickly become family in the time they have taken care of my son.They have exceeded my expectations every step of the way. I know that he is loved on and having fun, and that lets me go to work with peace of mind knowing he is safe and happy.
Crystal C
09/06/2013
My daughter started daycare around 7 months old and she has grown so well! I attribute all of her early learning to Wilma and Lauren. They are so loving and welcoming, its like a big family. My daughter will be here as long as they let her stay, haha.
Aften G
01/13/2012
My son has been going to Wilma's Wee Wones since he was 6 weeks old and I have a baby on the way that will be going also. I'm so glad I found Wilma and Lauren when I did. I can't imagine taking my son anywhere else. He is now 2 and has learned so much from Mema and Lauren, and so have I. He has so much fun playing outside or inside with his friends and making really neat crafts. I love looking through his craft bag every Friday. I really feel that he is getting the care, structure and love that he needs. I'm looking forward to bringing my new baby to Mema and Lauren. I know she will be in great hands. I have recommended Wilma's Wee Wones to a friend already, and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great daycare.
Holly S
10/16/2011
My family & I have been a part of Wilma's Wee Wones for over 11 years. We started our relationship when our first born was 8 weeks old. He stayed until he was four. He still watches the video of their daycare circus where he was the strong man. Our second born started when he was 18 months & stayed til he began Kindergarten this fall. My youngest still loves some of Mema's foods better than mine, especially her spaghetti & meatballs & her egg salad sandwiches. They feed the children nutritious breakfasts, lunches & snacks which include plenty of fruits & vegetables. Both my sons couldn't wait to show me their bags on Fridays that held so many pictures, drawings, paintings & arts & crafts. They learned their ABC's & numbers & were more than prepared to start Kindergarten. We have always felt secure leaving our children in their care. They love our children & our children love them. It is a difficult decision to leave your children in someone else's care but we never worried. There were daily sheets, monthly newsletters & plenty of TLC. Both our boys still sleep with their Mema blankets. We totally enjoyed the field trips to the zoo, berry farm & pumpkin patch. Our daycare relationship has evolved into a friendship that we know will continue for a long time.
Tim J
10/14/2011
I've known Wilma and Lauren for about 15 years now and have seen them love and care for many children in that time, even my own. My daughter started going to Wilma's Wee Wones after she was born and her mother had to return to work. It was hard to leave her anywhere, but the care she received was priceless. Because we moved out out of the area, she had to stop going there, but we still go to visit because she LOVES her Mema and Lauren. If we ever move back in the area, she will be returning to their care as soon as possible.
Maria V
10/13/2011
I know Wilma for over 35years now. I guess you can say she started her great career at The Vano's Children University !!
Back in 1976 I moved to Bayside,N.Y and was in need of a babysitter. My neighbor downstairs recommended Wilma. At the time I had only one son ( 2and a half year old) . We had just opened a restaurant and needed someone on Friday & Saturday nights...So enter "Wilma" and a 35 year plus sisterhood!
She was not only a young woman that baby sat my boys she was their other Mother !! She would come over after school to take them out and play with them!! She would always go above and beyond for my sons. I knew from then she was destined to be a GREAT child caretaker. I've never in my life met anyone who truly loves children like Wilma!!
Still today my sons 37 & 34 (now both fathers) refer to Wilma as their 2nd mother. I only wish she was still in NYC so my grandchildren could have experience the love Wilma has to give!
I do not know Lauren as well. However, knowing she is Wilma's daughter "She Must be AWESOME". I mean she learned from the BEST !!
Wilma graduated from The Vano University with HONORS. She then moved to Virginia and opened up her daycare.
All I can say is knowing Wilma is knowing LOVE ! And knowing LOVE is where you would want to place your child :)
Maria Vano
A life long member of Wilma's Wee Wones !
Julia S
10/12/2011
I am a working mother of two and as most working mothers understand, the decision of who to leave your children with while you are at work is a difficult one. I am so lucky to have found Wilma and her daughter Lauren. I have known them for over six years now and they have lovingly cared for both of my children. They provide a safe and loving envirnment that gives children the opportunity to grow and learn. My six year old still gets excited about visiting his "Mema" now that he is in school. Wilma gives us daily updates, spends time teaching them, and has an arts and crafts time. They come home every week with all the projects they have worked on and are so proud to show them off. They believe in keeping children on a schedule, which is so important and often not found in an in home setting. You won't find better care for your children than Wilma's Wee Wones.
Joanne P
10/11/2011
I have two children cared for by Wilma and Lauren Raucci and I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. Wilma and Lauren truly believe that your child is priceless and they do everything they can to show the kids just that.
My oldest started at WilmasWeeWones when she was 8 weeks old and as a new Mom I was scared to leave her, but during the day I received text messages and pictures of her from Wilma to ease my nerves. My daughter learned to walk and speak earlier than most children her age because she was around other children of all ages and learning was encouraged. I looked forward to Fridays when I picked her up and she would show me her personalized craft bag with all the wonderful crafts Lauren and the kids did throughout the week. When I became pregnant with my 2nd child I made sure to reserve my spot with Wilma well in advance. I can't imagine bringing the girls to anyone else. Wilma's isn't just a daycare it's a little family and you will see how much Wilma and Lauren care about the kids during your first visit.
Lauren is always ready to play new games and is always looking for exciting crafts for the kids to make and Wilma recognizes each child is an individual and treats them as such.
I wanted someone to take care of my children like I would and this is the place.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Joanne Pena
Proud client for 7 years
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