Mission, Vision, and Values
The mission of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Day Care Center is to provide full-day child care and learning opportunities for children in a secure and nurturing environment. The center pledges to serve the community by providing fully licensed care to children regardless of the families' financial resources, race, or religious affiliation. The center's professionally trained staff will continuously foster opportunities for the child's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth, with the goal of supporting children to become life-long learners.
-A permanent, sustainable, innovative facility to support long term growth.
-Expanded ages of those we serve to include infants, toddlers, and school-aged children.
-Maintain a downtown presence and involvement.
-Provide expanded professional development opportunities based on research and best practices.
-Seek resources to support the operating budget.
-Maintain a staff of highly qualified personnel committed to the mission of the center.
-Providing opportunities and support for children's physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth.
-Providing learning opportunities that are age and individually appropriate, based on best practice and research on how children learn and develop.
-Providing real experiences and materials that allow children to acquire new knowledge about their world and each other.
-Providing activities that extend this learning through music, books, numbers, language, and conversation.
-Providing opportunities for children to practice what they are learning through dramatic play, art, dance, block play, cooking, role play, social interaction, and technology.
-Providing opportunities for children to be active, eat healthy snacks and meals, and rest.
-Ensuring teach observation and interaction with children to support their learning, to help them problem-solve, and learn to positively interact in a social world.
-Supporting communication between families and staff to better understand children's individual needs and growth, and provide resources to families, as needed.
-Being active in the community to support its economic growth and cultural diversity and using the community as a resource for supporting children and families.
-Meeting state licensing standards, national guidelines, and other sources that identify best practices.
Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Board of Directors
Julie Wallace Carr
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Tuition is a sliding fee scale based upon your family's weekly gross income. Please contact us to get a quote.
Q: What time do you open/close?
A: Our hours of operation are Mon - Fri from 6:30am to 6pm. Please see the Schedule page for more information.
Q: Do you provide food for my child?
A: Yes. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are provided daily. Please see the Parent Handbook for more information.
Executive Director: Delores Jameson
Assistant Director: Natasha Keplinger
Phone: (540) 434-5268
Fax: (540) 434-0001
Mailing address: P.O. Box 344 Harrisonburg, VA 22803
Physical address: 281 East Market Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801
HRCDCC has been located in Muhlenberg Lutheran Church since January 2010. We are so grateful to the staff and congregation of MLC for making us feel welcome. We are continuing to explore options for a permanent location. Donations are accepted for our building fund.