Warwick River Christian operates under a Commonwealth of Virginia exemption clause offered to child care centers and preschools operated by a religious organization.  We are governed by a School Council composed of a governing board and other representatives from three Newport News Mennonite churches: Warwick River, Huntington, and Providence. As a religious exempt organization, we are required to comply with all applicable City of Newport News and State of Virginia fire, safety, and health standards. Documentation is submitted annually to the Virginia Department of Social Services  (VDSS) to maintain our religious exemption status. Required in this documentation is a Staff Health Report form that all staff members are required to have completed annually by their physician. WRCLC is inspected twice a year by the Peninsula Health Department and annually by the Newport News Fire Department. Background
checks are performed on all employees in accordance with VDSS guidelines, including fingerprinting.