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WCCC is a licensed, non-profit, non-denominational facility serving children ages six weeks to 5 years of age.  We are located in the heart of Charlottesville, VA, near the University of Virginia grounds.  Please call or email our Enrollment Coordinator for a tour of our center.

Westminster Child Care Center is a 3 star rated program in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative by showing commitment to quality improvement. We have been a part of this wonderful program since 2008. We received our 3 star rating by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation in March 2015.  This rating is valid through March 2017.

Hours of Operation

We are open Monday through Friday 7:30AM until 5:30PM. We are open year round, except for designated holidays, staff workdays, and a winter break at the end of December through the beginning of January.  A yearly calendar is handed out in the beginning of every year.  Please note that we follow Charlottesville City Schools for ALL inclement weather closing.


 Westminster Child Care Center (WCCC) was established in 1972, as a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, governed by a Board of Directors composed of parent, community and staff members.  Although housed in Westminster Presbyterian Church, we are not affiliated with any religious denomination.   


 Our mission is to provide a diverse population of families with affordable, high quality child care.  We promote socio-economic, racial, and cultural diversity by including families of various income levels.  To help meet our mission, we have a sliding fee scale that is based on household income. 

As part of our mission, we strive to maintain diversity in race, family income, national origin, gender, and cultural backgrounds among the children and among our staff. 

Westminster Child Care Center

Calendar of Events 2015
Updated 5/27/15

(Click here for the 2015/2016 School Calendar)

  • May 26th- August 14th 2015  Summer Camp for rising kindergarteners

  • June 11th Venable trip for CR
  • June 12th Michie Tavern and hike for SC
  • June 19th Maymont Park trip for SC
  • June 25th Carver Rec Art Adventures trip for CR
  • June 26th Wintergreen trip for SC
  • July 2nd Sprinkler Day for CR
  • July 3rd WCCC CLOSED
  • July 10th Frontier Culture Museum trip for SC
  • July 17th CMOR trip for SC
  • July 22nd Raging Reptiles visit for SC and CR
  • July 24th Safari Park trip for SC
  • July 30th GreenLeaf Park trip for CR
  • July 31st Grand Caverns trip for SC
  • Teachstone visits WCCC July 27th-July 31st
  • August 7th Science Museum of Richmond trip for SC
  • August 12th Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens trip for SC
  • August 14th Last Day of Summer Camp, & GRADUATION for the Kindergarteners!
  • Graduation ceremony is 5:30-7 at WCCC August 14th 2015
  • August 27th McGuffey trip and gelato for CR
  • August 28th WCCC CLOSED AT 1pm for Classroom movement staff day.
  • August 31st Fall Move-up day for all classrooms
  • September 2015 WCCC's first annual Open House for families and children
  • September 2015 Opening Day for Outdoor Classroom
  • September 2015 Ice Cream Social TBA



WCCC News:

Exciting changes happening at WCCC

for the fall move-ups on August 31st


  • New lower ratio & smaller group size preschool classrooms for Crickets and Stars
    • Crickets Group size is now 14, with a 7-1 teacher to child ratio
    • Stars Group size is now 14, with a 7-1 teacher to child ratio
  • Opening in September: a second small group size five year old classroom called “Dragonflies”
    • Dragonflies Group size is 10, with a 10-1 teacher to child ratio
  • New Outdoor Nature Classroom, “Aula all’aperto”,  for all ages: opening in September
  • Low ratio cooperative infant learning classroom
    • 3 full time teachers, and one part time afternoon teacher
  • New room arrangements
  • Shutterfly Share sites for all classrooms
  • Open House for families and their children in September for orientation


More information coming soon!!

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