Ashland Community Preschool - Ashland VA Child Day Center

500 South Center Street , Ashland VA 23005
(804) 798-0409

About the Provider


We are a volunteer, cooperative preschool. Members of the Ashland Community Preschool have the chance to witness their children's preschool memories and development. We are licensed with the Commonwealth of Virginia and welcome children of any race, religion, nationality and ethnic origin.

Our school is located in the historic Hanover Arts and Activities Center. Our entrance and parking lot are located in the back of the building, on Duncan Street.

The school is open from September through May, with scheduled play dates and open registration throughout the summer.


Additional Information:

Ashland Community Preschool started in the early 1970s as a playgroup where families took turns watching the children, much like a “Mom’s Day Out” program. Over time, the “Community Play School” grew into an official community preschool. Today we are an organized Montessori-based preschool licensed with the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Ashland Community Preschool is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cooperative school run by a parent board. As part of the cooperative, member parents have the chance to witness their child's development and create those first educational memories together. As active partners in our operations, each of our families plays an important role in creating a successful school.

Nestled in the basement of the historic Hanover Arts & Activities Center, Ashland Community Preschool is committed to our students, our families, and our community. We believe a Montessori-based education should be affordable and accessible. We are not affiliated with any religion, and we welcome children of any race, religion, nationality and ethnic origin. Year after year, we look forward to watching our growing friends graduate onto exciting new journeys while new little adventurers find their way into our sweet school.

Ashland Community Preschool Photos: (Click to enlarge)

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 894744
  • Capacity: 25
  • Age Range: 2 years 9 months - 5 years 11 months
  • Rate Range $111-157
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: Daytime
  • Current License Expiration Date: Mar 11, 2025
  • District Office: Virginia Dept of Social Services - Division of Licensing Programs
  • District Office Phone: (804) 381-8487 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Tara Barton

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date SHSI Complaint Rated Violations
2023-03-15 No No Yes
2022-11-16 No No No
2022-05-24 No No No
2022-02-04 No No No
2021-03-03 No No No
2020-08-17 No No No
2020-01-30 No No Yes
2019-09-12 No No No
2019-02-22 No No No
2018-09-20 No No No
2018-03-08 No No No
2017-09-14 No No No
2017-02-14 No No No

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