We currently enroll 80 children total in our seven rooms. Child-staff ratios vary within each of the seven classrooms and are at or below state licensing limits. Each classroom is designed to serve children of a particular age range, but teachers adjust activities to meet the developmental needs of the current children enrolled. Open-ended provocations offered to follow the interests of the children while promoting stimulation and appropriate challenges and meeting age-appropriate developmental goals.
All of our programs operate year-round. We have seven classrooms at WCCC. Our Crickets, Dragonflies, and Butterflies Classrooms are the only classrooms that provide a different type of program in the summer. These classrooms provide a Summer Enrichment Program from May to August each year. A supplemental fee for those enrolled in these classrooms will be added in addition to the regular monthly tuition to help cover additional field trip costs.
The Bumblebees Room teaches children between the ages of 6 weeks and 16 months old. There are eight children and two teachers in this class.
The Tadpoles Room teaches children between the ages of 16 months and 2 years old. There are ten children and two teachers in this class.
The Climbers Room teaches children between the ages of 2 years and 3 years. This classroom can have up to thirteen children and two teachers.
The Stars Room teaches children between the ages of 2 3/4 years and 3 1/2 years. This classroom can have up to fifteen children and two teachers.
The Crickets Room teaches children between the ages of 3 and 4 years of age. This classroom can have up to fifteen children and two teachers.
The Dragonflies Room teaches children between the ages of 3 and 5 years of age. this classroom can have up to sixteen children and two teachers.
The Butterflies Room teaches children between the ages of 4 and 5 years of age. There are ten children and one teacher in this class. Please Note: This classroom runs from September through mid-August for rising-kindergarteners.
Summer Enrichment Program
The Summer Enrcihment Program is a fun, thematically based summer program for our Crickets, Dragonflies and Butterflies classrooms. This exciting program is field trip-heavy and provides children with a wide exposure to Charlottesville and the surrounding area through an array of interesting activities. There is a one-time summer enrichment fee in addition to the monthly tuition, which helps cover trip expenses.
DISCLAIMER: This program runs from the day after Memorial day until the middle of August
Please Note: This information is our normal non-COVID setup and not up to date under Virginia's State of Emergency restrictions on child care centers. Currently, all our classes are isolated into small groups of no more than 12 people, including staff.