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Childcare Resources

Local Childcare Providers and Enrichment Resources


Name Hours Ages Phone #
Atkinson Daycare 7a-4:30p 2-5 yrs 540-261-3243
EarthSong Community School 8:30a-3:30p 2 1/2 -6 yrs 540-464-1346
Laura & Rhonda's Family Day Home 8a-5p 6wks-12 yrs 540-463-5997
Woods Creek Montessori (WCM) 7:30a-5:15p 12mo-6 yrs 540-463-6461
Yellow Brick Road 7:30a-5:30p 6wks-6 yrs


Christina Plogger (in home)
7:30a-4:30p 6wks-6 yrs 540-463-6315

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
Shenandoah 9a-12p 2-5 yrs 540-463-7195
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) 5-8 yrs. 540-463-6461
YMCA Waddell & Central Elem Elem 540-464-YMCA


Need a Babysitter?

W&L provides employees access to babysitters, house-sitters, tutors, etc. through To check out their services, go to and register using your W&L email address. You can search for providers in this area, or - if you are traveling out of town and would like to take your children with you - search for providers in the city you are visiting! is recruiting for providers in this area. Encourage your favorite sitter to register as a provider at W&L students should use

Summer Camp Programs

Boxerwood Nature Center
Summer FAIR
Summer Fun Program - Lexington Office on Youth

Summer History Camp
Theater at Lime Kiln - Kiln Kamp
Woods Creek Montessori
Y Camp
Kids University

Sports Camps

Play Great Lax (Gene McCabe)
Ben Freakley School of Soccer

Generals Soccer Camp
American Freestyle Karate
Generals Lacrosse Camp
The Lacrosse Academy
Neil Cunningham's All-Sports Camp
Girls Soccer Camp
Baseball Camp
All American Wrestling Camp

Stone Bridge Farm Summer Riding Camp