“As your child grows and learns, so do we!”

13780 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, Va. 23602

Hours: 7:00AM – 5:30PM
Phone: (757) 890-1325

GAO Staff

Shereka Hill


I am the proud owner and director of Growing as One Christian Learning Center. I wanted to open a Christian childcare center because I wanted to give families a safe space where they know that their child is safe, loved, and nurtured. I am very passionate about young children and I understand that everything in this world is new to them, giving them the opportunity to learn and grow freely in a safe and warm environment. I want to impact the whole child and in doing that you have to understand that every child can learn, think, and grow. Here at Growing As One Christian Learning Center that is what we embody as well as teaching them about Jesus Christ and giving them fun experiences to thrive in.

Some things about me is I hold a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and have worked with children for over 10 years. I love praising the Lord, spending time with my family, and reading. Working with children is something that I am truly passionate about.

William Hill


Whenever he is not managing his team as an Engineering Quality Manager he is right here helping out with the children.

Mindy Woods

Toddler Teacher

She is a creative and passionate teacher who loves working with the 2’s and young 3-year-olds. She currently has her CDA in Early Childhood Education and has over 10 years of experiences working with young children. She enjoys coming up with creative activities for the children to explore and do. She loves engaging as well as helping them reach their full potential in fun and exciting ways.

Christal Barnes

Preschool/Pre-k Teacher 

She is a passionate preschool teacher who has over 10 years of experience working with young children. She is currently pursuing her CDA in Early Childhood Education to farther her understanding and knowledge about young children. She loves helping as well as teaching them new skills that they will use every day and getting them ready for kindergarten.

Taylor O’Neil

Pre-toddler Teacher

Our 1 and 2 year old teacher absolutely loves the little ones. She has been working with children for over 4 years and she loves impacting them each day in a fun and exciting way.

Robin Eskew-Flemming


She is such a fun-loving individual that loves working with children and people. She loves preparing healthy and nutritious meals for the children at the center. She gets great joy knowing that she is helping the people around her.