Daycare, Preschool and Afterschool Programs

Daycare and Preschools

Name Hours Ages Phone #
Atkinson Daycare 7a–4:30p 17 mos–5 yrs 540-261-3243
Christina's Family Day Home 8a–4p 6wks–5 yrs 540-463-6315
EarthSong Community School 8:30a–3:30p 2 1/2–12 yrs 540-464-1346
Laura's Family Day Home 8a–5p 6wks–5 yrs 540-461-1098
Little Magnolias Child Care Center 7a–6p 6wks–5yrs 540-458-0413
Ms. Cayties Childcare M–F 7:30am until 5:30pm 6wks–16 yrs 540-280-1143
Shenandoah 8:30a–3:45p 2–5 yrs 540-463-7195
Woods Creek Montessori (WCM) 7:30a–5:15p 12mo–6 yrs 540-463-6461
Yellow Brick Road 7:30a-5:30p 6wks–6 yrs 540-463-7344

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 Phone
Providence III 9a-12p 2 1/2-5 yrs 540-319-1443
St. John's 9a-12p 3-5 yrs 540-261-2976
St. Patrick's 9a-12p 2 1/2-5 yrs 540-463-3553

Afterschool Options

Name Location Ages Phone
Office on Youth Afterschool Program Lylburn Downing Middle Elem/MS/HS


Woods Creek Montessori WCM (walking escort from Waddell) 5-10 yrs. 540-463-6461
YMCA Waddell & Central Elem 5-12 yrs. 540-464-YMCA