Welcome to MKU Short Pump – Richmond Area

Currently Serving Ages

Infant: 6 weeks – 1 year 3 months
Toddler: 1 year 4 months – 2 years 
Two’s: 2 years – 2 years 11 months 
Primary: 3 years – 5 years

Hours of Operation

Monday: 7:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am-6:00pm
Thursday: 7:0am-6:00pm
Friday: 7:00am-6:00pm


Lunch is catered and parents will only need to provide a morning and afternoon snack.

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About MKU Short Pump, Richmond VA School

The MKU Short Pump Montessori school educational approach is unique compared with traditional child care such as daycare and preschool programs. The MKU child-centered focus aligns with their natural ability to be explorers; preparing the child for a lifelong love of learning. MKU classrooms are carefully prepared environments; providing abundant resources for the child. DaVinci Kids; the MKU proprietary enrichment curriculum, opens the child’s mind to art, science, technology, engineering, and math. Children learn while doing; sparking creativity and natural curiosity.

Facts About MKU Short Pump

Facts About Our School

  • Time-tested Montessori and Reggio Emilia educational approach.
  • Trained and certified teachers.
  • Intuitive and interactive learning environments.
  • DaVinci Kids; MKU proprietary enrichment curriculum.
  • STEAM; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
  • Low child/teacher ratios.
  • Comfortable and inspiring prepared learning environments.
  • Foreign Language
  • Gardening
  • Yoga
  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Social Graces and Courtesies.
  • Around The World summer curriculum.


What Our Parents Say:

“I started working at MKU a month ago so I could get a space for my 2-year-old daughter. As an early education specialist of 13 years, this school is spot on. The owners are committed to doing things right and the teachers are happy and well cared for, which shows in the care they give the children. So excited for both our futures here!” Nicole F

“My daughter is so happy at this school! The owners are amazing and committed to doing things right. The teachers are happy and well cared for, which shows in the care they give the kids. Best decision I’ve made in a long time!” Nicole

“We moved our children here after we found that our old daycare was too chaotic and disorganized for our younger son (6 months). We were nervous because our older son (3) had been doing quite well and we weren’t sure how he would adjust. One week in and I can say we are SO glad we made the move, for both kids. The attention and quality of care our kids receive is outstanding. The environment is calming but not sterile, and the space is new and clean. Our sons both seem to be thriving, and I love the activities that they do with the preschool class. This is such a fantastic preschool and we are so grateful it opened.” –Annie W

“Well planned with focus, ingenuity, safety concerns, creativity in mind for a total child’s learning experience in this new Montessori School.” –Sara M.

“I highly recommend this school. My 6 month old is thriving here and we could not be more happy!” –Natasha L.

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