About The Kensington School

The Kensington School was founded in 2010 to provide a safe, nurturing  and developmentally appropriate environment for infant, toddler and  pre-school age children. The Kensington School's focus is to provide a  stimulating early care and educational experience which promotes each  child's social/emotional, physical and cognitive development, supporting  children’s desire to be life-long learners.  

Our curriculum is based on guided-self discovery with a  strong emphasis on social interaction.  We believe that a child’s play  is his/her work and that the best learning will occur in a carefully  constructed environment to promote new learning experiences.  Your  child’s preschool experience will include activities designed to develop  pre-reading and pre-writing skills, science discoveries, arts and  crafts, stretching and yoga, baby massage, music and rhythm, circle time  and much more. Each day your child will introduced to traditional early  childhood learning skills including counting, numbers, the alphabet,  sensory, seasons, weather, manners, nursery rhymes, imagination sharing,  developing fine motor skills and early social development.  

Our teachers are dedicated to educating young children -- socially,  physically, emotionally and intellectually and provide creative, energetic, interactive and developmentally enriching curriculum. All  teachers at The Kensington School are CPR and First Aid Certified and  have passed all background and criminal checks. We believe that growth  and learning is important at any stage of life and encourage our  teachers and staff to continue their education through degree programs  and continuing education classes. 


Did you know?

The Kensington School is active participant of Virginia Quality.  By voluntarily participating in Virginia Quality, we show our staff, families, and community that they are  committed to quality for young children. The Kensington School is also a member of The Virginia Infant and Toddler Network.

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About Us

Rachel Salmon, President


When Rachel's son, Andrew, was born, she was searching for a child care center that would provide part-time care at the infant age-level. She wanted a place that felt like home and welcomed parents, creating a family atmosphere that would provide top notch care. With the help of her son's teacher, Kathryn Knight and Rachel put their minds together. Their dreams quickly became a reality as they created the ideal pre-school and child development center, The Kensington School. Rachel has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Longwood University. She is currently pursing a degree in Education.

Kathryn Knight, Director


Kathryn has worked alongside Rachel since 2010 to create the ideal pre-school and child development center. Prior to The Kensington School, Kathryn held a Lead Teacher position for a private pre-school in Williamsburg. This gave her the opportunity to learn classroom management and interact with children and their families. She has many years of experience working with children from internships in college to babysitting and nannying positions. Kathryn received her bachelor's degree in Child Development with a minor in Sociology from Colby-Sawyer College. 

Allison Greene, Director


Allison Green joined the team in 2017. Allison is the Director of the Toano location. She holds a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master's degree in Industrial Relations from West Virginia University.  Allison is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Development.