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From the Virginia Law Families supplement:
"Good preschools fill up quickly and maintain waiting lists. They generally register for the September school year very early. January sign-up for returning students and their younger siblings (and church members for those affiliated with one) is typical, with February sign-up for the general public. If the one you want is full, ask to be put on a waiting list. Also consider signing up for several even if you expect to get into the one you think you want. Most offer several different programs (e.g., two, three or five days a week) and they may not offer you the choice you want.

"The University-affiliated Child Development Center has a very good reputation and reasonable rates, but has an extremely long waiting list for very young children—if you didn't sign up at conception (or before!) you probably won't get an infant in until they're two, unless you have an older sibling you can enroll first—they don't advertise this but they give precedence to siblings of children already enrolled, and there is often little to no wait for children aged two and above."
—Provided by Virginia Law Families

ABC Preschool-Daycare
296-1116
925 E. Market St.
Ages: 6 wks-8

Beau Pre Kindergarten
296-3477
1555 Beau-Pre Lane

Bright Beginnings
www.brightbeginningsva.com
Ages: 16 mos.-5 yrs

Mill Creek
1221 Stoney Ridge Road
979-8585

Forest Lakes
1610 Regent Street
973-8414

Crozet
1645 Park Ridge Drive
823-7129

Bright Eyes Community Child Care Center
www.brighteyescommunity.com
984-4150
2320 Hunters Way
Ages: 6 wks.-Pre-K; nightime services for 6 wks to 10 yrs, 11 mos

CBI Preschool of Congregation Beth Israel
www.cbipreschool.org
295-6382
301 E Jefferson St.
(Downtown Mall)

Canterbury School
293-9265
2317 Barracks Road
Registration: early spring
Ages: 3-5 yrs (3-7 yrs during summer)

Charlottesville Day School
www.cvilledayschool.org
817-2371
320 10th St. NE

Charlottesville Waldorf School
www.cwaldorf.org
973-4946
120 Waldorf School Road
Ages: Preschool-8th grade
Registration: January/early spring

Country Cottage Pre-School
5013 Advance Mill Road
Earlysville, VA 22936
973-2244
Ages: 2 ½-5 yrs

Covenant School
www.covenantschool.org
175 Hickory St. (campus and business office)
Admissions: 220-8125
1000 Birdwood Road
220-7309
Ages: K-12th grade

Early Childhood Development Center
296-6198
First Baptist Church, 735 Park St.
Registration: February
Ages: 2½-K

First Presbyterian Church Preschool
www.firstprescharlottesville.org
296-7131
500 Park St.
Ages: 18 mos.-5 yrs

First United Methodist Preschool
www.cvillefirstunitedmethodist.org
296-6682
101 East Jefferson St.
Registration: ASAP
Ages: 2-4 years

Foundations Child Development Center Inc.
973-9218
3375 Berkmar Drive
Ages: Infant-Pre-K

Four Seasons Learning Center
www.fourseasonslearningcenter.net
975-4455
20 Lakeview Dr.
Registration: anytime
Ages: 6 wks-6 yrs

Free Union Country School
www.freeunioncountryschool.org
978-1700
4220 Free Union Road, Free Union, VA 22940
Ages: 3 yrs-5th grade

Frost Montessori School
www.frostmontessori.com
979-5223
1553 Delphi Drive
Ages: 21 mos.-6 yrs

The International School of Charlottesville
www.theisc.org
984-2174
830 Monticello Ave.
Ages: 2-6 yrs

Ivy School House
www.ivyschoolhouse.org
823-4060
5674 Three Notch'd Road
Ages: 2-5, afterschool camp for ages 5-7

Kingswood Christian Preschool
www.crozetumc.org/kingswood
823-4420
1156 Crozet Ave.
Crozet, VA
Ages: 2 1/2 -5
Registration: anytime

Malcolm W. Cole Child Care Center
www.medicalcenter.virginia.edu/childcare
924-2907
839 Estes St.
Registration: anytime
Ages: 6 wks-5 yrs

Mighty Minds, Little Hands International Preschool
www.mmlhp.com
2117 Angus Road (Behind Best Buy/World Market)
975-4263

Ages: 6 wks-5 yrs

Millstone of Ivy Preschool and Summer Camp
www.millstoneofivy.com
979-2111
3275 Morgantown Road
Ages: 2½-5 yrs
Summer Camp Ages: 3-10 yrs

Molly Michie Preschool
www.mollymichiepreschool.org
977-7406
1901 Thomson Road
Registration: ASAP
Ages: 2-5 yrs

Montaintop Montessori
www.mountaintopmontessori.org
979-8886
400 Pinnacle Place
Ages: 3-14 yrs

Montessori School of Charlottesville
www.montessoriofcville.org
295-9055
631 Cutler Lane, 1602 Gordon Ave.
Registration: early spring
Ages: 21 mos.-6 yrs

Northridge Preschool
www.northridgepreschool.com
964-1560
5100 Dickerson Rd.
Ages: 3-5 yrs

Northside Christian School
974-6799
1325 E. Rio Rd.
Ages: 4 yrs-12th grade

Old Dominion Day School
www.olddominiondayschool.com
977-0511
400 Georgetown Rd.
Ages: 6 wks-5 yrs

Our Neighborhood Child Development Center
www.ourneighborhoodcdc.com
202-8639
2110 Ivy Road
Ages: infant-3 yrs

Paran Preschool
www.paranpreschool.com
973-9077
5145 Dickerson Road
Ages: 2 ½-5 yrs

Park Street Christian Preschool
www.pscpreschool.org
296-8922
1200-B Park St.

Peabody School
www.peabodyschool.org
296-6901
1232 Stoney Ridge Road

Ages: K-8th grade

The Rose Garden Preschool
www.ourheavenonearth.net
823-7026
2579 Heartwood Road, Afton

St. Mark Lutheran Preschool
www.stmarkpreschool.net
293-0792
100 Alderman Road
Registration: January
Ages: 2½-5 yrs

University Montessori
www.universitymontessori.org
977-0583
1034 Reservoir Road
Ages: 3-6 yrs

UVA Child Development Center
www.virginia.edu/childdevelopmentcenter
293-6110 or 977-3973
180 Copeley Road (on UVA Grounds)
Ages: 6 wks-Pre-K
Registration: anytime

Westminster Child Care Center
www.westccc.net
977-3322
450 Rugby Road
Registration: anytime
Ages: 6 wks-5 yrs

YMCA Day Care Center
www.piedmontymca.org
202-0118
233 4th St. NW
Registration: anytime
Ages: 6 wks-Pre-K

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The Virginia Department of Social Services's website is a resource for information on daycare options, and inspection results and complaints regarding licensed and unlicensed child care facilities in Virginia.

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More Area Day Care and Preschool Listings

The University of Virginia Dean of Students Office makes a list of Charlottesville and Albemarle County daycare and preschool facilities available as part of its Students With Children Initiative. The list can be accessed in pdf form here.

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