About Us

The Mission of Minnieland Academy at Salem Fields is to provide quality early childhood educational learning, in a safe and loving environment. Our Goal is to expose children to a variety of experiences that will develop him or her socially, emotionally and academically.

To achieve these goals, we…


Provide a warm, nurturing environment in which each child’s individually is recognized and supported by a loving, caring staff.


Provide a challenging and individualized curriculum that encourages the child’s creativity and love of learning.


Provide a variety of experiences, including field trips, computers, foreign language and special programs.


Provide an open door policy in order to include our families in the educational process.


Establish a safe and supportive learning environment which accepts and respects diversity.


Promote character building, problem solving skills, manners and social competency.

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Thank you all, each and every one of you for making M. and H. feel very much at home.

Stephanie M.

Our Team



Tina Gallihugh – Director of Minnieland – A Child’s Place

I have a degree in Early Childhood Education with twenty plus years working in group care to include Early Childhood Special Education with Spotsylvania County Schools.

I am a wife and mother of two boys ages 18 and 20 and an additional three fur babies.  Loving all sports, especially baseball, allowed me to take on the role of baseball mom very seriously.