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

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Delores Jameson

Executive Director

B.A. in Liberal Arts with an Elementary Education Certification
Hire Date: November 1993

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Mariana Montes

Pre-K Teacher

Education: Associate of Arts

Hire Date: July 2020

Carla Hart

Two Year Old Teacher

Child Development Associate (CDA)
Hire Date: May 1994

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Joanna Stauffer

Pre- K Teacher

M. A. in Conflict Transformation
Hire Date: July 2020

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Mariana Rodriguez

Full Time Floater

High School Diploma; Taking classes for a degree in ECE
Hire Date: July 2021

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Penny Knight


Hire Date: January 2012


Natasha Keplinger

Assistant Director

Child Development Associate (CDA)

Hire Date: January 1999

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Denise Sherman

School Age Teacher

Child Development Associate

Hire Date: June 2010

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Pre-K Teacher


Hire Date: 

Susannah Sherrill

Three Year Old Teacher

Child Development Associate (CDA)
​Hire Date: July 2013


Flora Najarro-Bernal

Three Year Old Teacher

Completed Child Development Associate Classes

Hire Date: September 2012


Meet Our Board of Directors

Travis Brake

Julie Wallace Carr

Kristen Fink

Susan Grossman

Matt Hassman

Marsha Knott

Diane McCarthy

Martha Ross

Irana Scott

Daphyne Saunders Thomas

Tilton Weaver


HRCDCC Handbook


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Please contact us at hrdaycare@verizon.net for a quote on tuition.

Q: What time do you open/close?
A: Our hours of operation are Mon - Fri from 7:00am to 5:30pm.  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.  


Contact Us

Executive Director: Delores Jameson
​Assistant Director: Natasha Keplinger
Phone: (540) 434-5268
Fax: (540) 434-0001
Email: hrdaycare@verizon.net
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.