A vital community resources in the Greater Richmond area for over 30 years.
Since merging with Commonwealth Parenting in 2013, The Children’s Museum’s Family Engagement team continues to be a reliable resource for parenting information, helping caregivers find new and intriguing ways to support and strengthen children’s development.
The Children’s Museum Family Engagement team supports caregivers through partnerships in the community as well as activities in our museums. The team focuses on core skills for school readiness using the RVA Basics, advocates for children with disabilities and supports caregivers with information and strategies about learning through play. The act of play is essential to a child’s development, contributing to their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being. With plenty of print and digital resources, along with museum-based learning experiences, The Children’s Museum Family Engagement programs seek to provide learning for the whole family, engaging all caregivers in the power of play.