Quality Time Child Care and Preschool is licensed by the State of Virginia and meets all the standards and requirements set forth by the Department of Social Services. Each staff member receives an individualized orientation and training in the area in which they are assigned. Frequently, staff persons participate in various classes, workshops and seminars designed to enhance their ability to teach and motivate your child. Additionally, some of the staff are trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid, and Medical Administration. Our teachers’ commitment to excellence will create in your child an excitement for learning. Trained hands and hearts will guide your child through these all-important first years.
Susan Weaver is the owner of Quality Time Child Care and Preschool. Susan has her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Master’s in Administration and Supervision, and is teacher certified. Prior to her endeavors in childcare, she taught high school for 17 years. During her time teaching, she saw a need for early childhood development and decided to pursue her dreams by opening Quality Time Child Care and Preschool at Suffolk in 1997. With high standards, Susan built a facility that meets all children’s developmental needs and hired caring, nurturing, well-trained staff. With her dedication to early childhood education and hard work, she opened her second location at Smithfield in 2001.
Emily Weaver is the Executive Director of Quality Time Child Care and Preschool. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and a minor in Mathematics and Science Education from James Madison University, Emily decided to work along side her mother, Susan Weaver, to further create an ideal child care center and contribute to the establishment of Quality Time.
Prior to becoming the executive director, Emily worked in the 5 year old, pre-kindergarten classroom. With a primary focus on providing the best education for her preschoolers and properly preparing the children for their endeavors in school, she was determined to find the best curriculum available. After extensive research, The Land of the Letter People curriculum was introduced to the centers. This curriculum was proven successful after only one year, when children in her classroom scored on a first and second grade reading level. Building on this success, she continues to further create an intellectually stimulating environment for all children.
As the director of the Suffolk Quality Time Child Care and Preschool, Jeannie Blough has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, a teacher certification in pre-k through 5th grade, and 20 years of experience in childcare. As an employee of Quality Time for 17 years, Jeannie taught in the 5 year old, pre-kindergarten classroom and was soon promoted as the director in 1998. Her strong leadership abilities facilitate the efforts of dedicated staff to create a transition of learning from early childhood years to lifelong learning in school. When asked about her experiences at Quality Time, she stated, “Working with children this age is very rewarding and always fun. The unconditional love that you receive from the children will always put a smile on your face.” Jeannie is married with two children. Both of her children attended Quality Time Preschool and have been extremely successful in their primary school years.
With 12 years of experience as an infant teacher and program director at a childcare center in North Carolina, Kim Johnston joined Quality Time Child Care and Preschool in 2008 as program director. She is certified in Early Childhood Education and Administration. She believes that the beginning years of a child’s life is the gateway to lifelong learning and success. She values the social and educational development of children and believes, “There is no greater accomplishment than watching children succeed and knowing you made a difference in their individual lives.” She is married with two children. During her free time she enjoys coaching Varsity Softball at Smithfield High School.