Voted Best Preschool


Voted Best Preschool


Children ages two to four learn faster than at any other age. That’s why our Gainesville, VA preschool program focuses on preparing kids for kindergarten through fun, purposeful and personalized instruction. The year before your child is ready for kindergarten, we have a special pre-k program that will prepare them with everything they need for that formative first year!

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Our infant care in Gainesville, VA is home to infants from birth to 11 months and toddlers from 12 to 19 months old. In this program, the child to teacher ratio is one to four until your child is 16 months old, and then one to five thereafter. We work carefully with our parents to create a comprehensive care plan that’s right for each child. Our teachers give daily reports about nap times, diaper changes and meals. They also spend the entire day with your baby reading, playing, singing and developing cognitive, sensory, language and motor skills.

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Private Kindergarten

By limiting the size of our kindergarten classes to 10 students, we ensure that each child has the personalized instruction they need to be prepared for elementary school. Our teachers work with each child on forming friendships, navigating a variety of social situations and discovering the joy and excitement of learning in a challenging but nurturing environment.

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Camp Blue Ridge

Camp Blue Ridge is an all-inclusive, 10-week summertime adventure that includes field trips, guest speakers, water park trips, archery, sports mini-camps, arts, crafts, gardening, cooking, science projects and much, much more.

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Before and After School

Our before and after school programs provide extra time for your children to learn through playing. Catered to school-age children in kindergarten through fifth grade, we provide transportation to and from school.

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The Haymarket Mission: Bridging Education and Play for a Holistic Learning Journey

Haymarket Children’s Academy is a premier educational childcare school in Gainesville, VA. We’re dedicated to preparing young children for a lifetime of learning, exploration, and discovery in a safe, playful and nurturing environment. By partnering with parents, we’re on a mission to create a community of care that encourages play-based learning. Our core values are:

  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Patriotism
  • Safety
  • Diversity
  • Health
  • Happiness

Our Early Childhood Educational Programs

All children who enroll in one of our educational daycare programs are nurtured, loved and cared for. Haymarket Children’s Academy students enjoy freshly prepared, organic and local meals/snacks made by our in-house chef. They also reap the benefits of having four playgrounds and newly renovated classrooms. Diapers, snacks and meals are all included in tuition.

The Building Blocks of Education and Play-Based Learning

Our educational daycare proudly uses our unique curriculum, Frog Street, as the outline for learning. Our very own curriculum specialist leads teacher trainings and ensures all lessons are up to date. The roots of Frog Street are in play-based learning. Young children learn the most through hands-on interactions and interpersonal play, and our teachers are experts in guiding their curiosity.

We take play-based learning to a new level with Haymarket’s Outpost. The Outpost is a small street setup featuring an art gallery, toy shop, arcade, theatre, apothecary, private kindergarten room, cafe, construction zone, library and Capitol Lounge for the older children. We also have a full-size gym. With a school campus like this, your child will learn in wide strides every day. Schedule a tour right away!


Parents’ Feedback

I absolutely love my preschool! My child is loved on and is learning so much at Haymarket Children’s Academy. I feel that we are a part of their family, not just a business customer. I highly recommend HCA to all families of young children.

A. Wilson, parent

The building and playground at Haymarket Children's Academy is so large and has so much to offer for my second grader! She loves the cafe, the art room, the theatre, the bike path, the bouncy house, and so much more. I also like that they are open on days when the school system is closed. This really helps.

P. Brooks, parent

We just had a baby, our first, and we were very nervous about which nursery school to choose. Haymarket Children's Academy is a God send! Their teachers keep us informed and email us cute pictures during the day. Our baby boy is happy and loved on. We love HCA!

E. Robertson

We looked all over for the right summer camp for our 8 year old. She wanted sports, the water park, field trips, and the typical activities you expect at camp. Camp Blue Ridge has it all. Also, I really appreciate the pricing is all inclusive. No hidden fees and you choose the number of weeks to attend. Our daughter had so much fun and she will definitely be back next year!

S. Ramos