Hey, it’s Derik. My wife, Laura, and I are starting to look into preschools for our son, Aiden, who will be 2 years old this July, and what we realized is it’s not easy to research preschools online in our area. The Valley Roots Team with Kline May Realty thought it might be helpful to create a central list of links to more information about area preschools. This is by no-means a comprehensive list, these are just a few of several great options in our area. Please sure to comment with your favorite preschool on our Facebook page.
We hope you find this post helpful. Our list includes 3 non-religious preschools and 3 religious preschools as well as a few options that are part-time and a few options that are full-time. The list is ordered alphabetically.
Generations Crossing Pre-school Program – 3765 Taylor Spring Lane Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Our preschool program encourages children to learn through a combination of free play, hands-on experimenting, structured activity and exploration. We strive to incorporate the necessary academic components into the classrooms to prepare each child for kindergarten. Through our program children are free to express creativity and individuality. Biggest take away: full-day preschool program, opportunity for supervised inter-generational activities
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Daycare Center – 281 East Market Street Harrisonburg, VA
Info from the website – The mission of the HRCDCC is to provide full-day child care and learning opportunities for children ages two years to eight years in a secure and nurturing environment. Tuition is determined based off of a sliding scale. Biggest take away: full-day preschool program, sliding scale tuition
Kid’s Harbor Preschool and Afterschool – 1871 Boyers Road Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Info from the website – Our Morning Preschool is open to children 3 and 4 years of age. The class meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Our Program provides an opportunity for preschoolers to socialize with children of the same age while learning and growing together. Affiliated with Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene. Biggest take away: part-time preschool program, Christ-centered approach to education
Little People’s Preschool – 3523 Spotswood Trail Road Penn Laird, VA 22846
Are you looking for a fun learning experience for your child a few mornings a week? Little Peoples Preschool may be for you. Your child will have the opportunity to socialize with others in the same age group, while preparing for school, as we teach ABC’s, numbers, and familiarity with the classroom experience. Biggest take away: part-time or full-time preschool program, Christ-centered approach to education
Massanutten Preschool – 50 Indian Trail Road Penn Laird, VA 22846
Info from website – MPC Preschool is a non-profit, church sponsored, child-care program designed to provide a secure, nurturing environment in which young children are offered a vareity of exciting learning experiences. Our program offers an atmoshphere which stimulates creativity and provides opportunities to help children gain the confidence needed to make the next step in their educational journey a successful one. Our daily goal is to make the process of learning and discovering fun and pleasant in every way. Click link to see preschool schedule. Affiliated with Massanutten Presbyterian Church. Biggest take away: part-time preschool program, Christ-centered approach to education
Young Children’s Learning Center – 821 South Main Street Harrisonburg, VA
Info from the website – The Young Children’s Program is an early learning program operated by the James Madison University College of Education. It operates daily with a morning session for three-year-olds and an afternoon session for four-year-olds. Each class is led by a master teacher and a support staff of students. The YCP is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and licensed as a child care facility by the Virginia Department of Social Services. Biggest take away: part-time preschool program, learning experience for children and JMU education students
Please note: EMU also provides a part-time preschool program. Click here for information.