Daycare, Preschool, and Afterschool Programs

Last revised 11/14/23. Kindly email Andrea with updates.

Full-Day Daycare and Preschools

Name Hours Ages Contact
Blue Ridge Outdoor School 8:45a-3:00p (see after school below) 3-5 yrs
EarthSong Community School 8:30a–3:30p (after school until 5:15p) 3–12 yrs 540-464-1346
Woods Creek Montessori 7:30a–5:30p 12mo–6 yrs 540-463-6461
Yellow Brick Road 7:30a-5:15p 6wks–6 yrs 540-463-7344
YMCA 7:30a-5:30p 3-5 yrs 540-464-YMCA

W&L provides grant funding to Woods Creek Montessori to offer scholarships to W&L employee families and to provide additional childcare days when W&L is open but the local school system is closed.

Half-Day Preschools

It is sometimes possible to arrange afternoon care with one of the teachers, which turns this into full-day childcare. It is also possible to choose a 2-day or 3-day schedule for most of these preschools. Most preschools are open from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

Name Hours Ages Contact
Shenandoah 8:30a–12p
(limited 12p-4p may be available with enough interest)
2–5 yrs 540-463-7195
St. John's 9a-12p 3-4 yrs 540-261-2976
St. Patrick's Preschool 9a-12p 2 1/2-5 yrs 540-463-3553

After School Options

Name Location Ages Contact
Blue Ridge Outdoor School Van transport from school to adventure location of the day K-5th grade
Office on Youth Afterschool Program Lylburn Downing Middle Elem/MS 540-463-4315
Woods Creek Montessori WCM (walking escort from Waddell) 5-10 yrs 540-463-6461
YMCA Waddell, Central and Enderly Elementary
(bus transport available from Mt. View & King)
5-12 yrs 540-464-YMCA