Welcome to Creative World School at RiverWalk!

Creative World is dedicated to the education and development of young children. Families who have visited a Chesapeake, VA preschool, childcare, or daycare center will immediately see the difference when they visit our school.


We provide a unique and fun approach to learning, with an age-appropriate curriculum. If you are looking for a quality learning experience, staffed with amazing teachers, look no further.

All Creative World Schools are unique and more than just a daycare! Come visit our Exploratorium™ and see iSTEAM in action.

Our Community

Creative World School at RiverWalk is located next to the Retirement Center by Oscar Smith High School and in front of the Sentara Medical Building on River Walk Parkway.

We are a bus stop for your convenience! The public school buses provide transportation for our School Age children to and from B.M. Williams Primary and Crestwood Intermediate Schools.

Our Creative World School RiverWalk location is proud to service families from all of Virginia’s Hampton Roads to Elizabeth City, North Carolina! Whether traveling from Suffolk, Newport News, Norfolk or Virginia Beach, our Chesapeake location is a direct connection to all major interstates. Stop by today and take a tour to see for yourself why Creative World offers the best opportunity for child care and preschool in the area!



You will see iSTEAM in action when you visit our Creative World School Exploratorium™. Our hands-on approach integrates STEAM learning opportunities to develop critical thinking skills and investigate real-world ideas. Investigating real questions through inquiry learning is the foundation of our curriculum. Inquiry is the “i” in iSTEAM and encourages a student’s curiosity as they develop problem solving skills and build a foundation for lifelong learning.

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Girl learning about snakes at daycare science


Courtney A.S. Pharr

From the time she went to Romania in 1996 as a volunteer student ambassador with Operation Smile, Courtney always knew she would one day work with children. A Virginia Beach native, she attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina where she earned her degree in education. After several years of teaching and directing preschools in the Virginia Beach area, she decided that it was time to challenge her experience and passion by opening her own preschool- one that would be representative of her personal teaching style. As Owner of Creative World School at River Walk, Courtney couldn't be more excited to present our creative approach to early childhood development! As she stated in the Chesapeake Shopper, "It is a school inspired by children, and this is where my heart is." A statement that holds true to this day.

Family buzz

My son started going there a couple of days after he turned one and I can see his progress over the last three months has been so significant. He knows his colors and shapes already! Before he started attending he refused to walk and within a matter of weeks he started walking and then running! Everyone there loves my child almost as much as I do and I couldn't ask for a better place for him to grow and learn. - Standice Rumph Melvin

CW RiverWalk

201 River Walk Pkwy.
Chesapeake, VA 23320
7:00am - 5:00pm, M-F
Infants, Toddlers, Twos, Preschool, Pre-K, School Age
(757) 410-5671 | Office