Providing Early Childhood Academic Excellence Since 1972!

Westminster Child Care Center

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Support Our Mission

WCCC is a Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool program that values and embraces individualism.  Our mission is to provide a diverse population of families with affordable, high quality child care.  We support high quality interactions in our classrooms with teacher-child ratios well below Virginia licensing requirements.  Your donation helps us meet our mission to keep quality high while maintaining affordable costs for parents.

All our children daily explore and discover in a supportive, enriching environment.  Our teachers plan classroom provocations based on their students’ current interests, which causes the learning to be meaningful and relevant to individuals.  Open-ended provocations are designed to meet age-appropriate goals in all domains. Each child receives a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack. Meals are made on site and follow USDA CACFP guidelines, including daily whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Hands-on activities and outdoor play are also incredibly important, which is why all our classrooms have daily time outside and regularly attend off-site field trips in the local community.


Did you know…

  • 85% of a brain is developed before a child turns 5 years old
  • Our brains lose plasticity after the early preschool years making this time critical
  • Play is the strongest medium for learning and development for children
  • Encouraging children to ask questions and seek answers supports higher level thinking


  • Social and Emotional Development (Relationships, self-perceptions, self-expression)
  • Approaches to Learning (Persistence, curiosity, inventiveness, reasoning, problem solving)
  • Language and Literacy (Listening and speaking, phonetics, print awareness, vocabulary comprehension, early writing skills)
  • Cognition and General Knowledge (Mathematical concepts, learning about the world, families and communities)
  • Fine Arts (Dance, music, theater, visual arts)
  • Physical Development and Health (Gross motor development, fine motor development, health and wellbeing)
Westminster Child Care Center
450 Rugby Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Phone: 434-977-3322

Fax: 434-977-0914

HOURS:  Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm