It's Always a Great
Day at HCA!

Our preschool and before & after care programs
provide the building blocks your children
need to learn and thrive.

Features About Our Preschool in Gainesville, VA

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 early learning education. Our core values are:
  • Integrity 
  • Excellence
  • Patriotism
  • Safety
  • Diversity
  • Health
  • Happiness

Our Programs

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$449 /month

Nursery

1:4Teacher/Child ratio
4w to 12 months
1:4Teacher/Child ratio
Years Old
12 Class Size
3 Educators
$429 /month

Discovers 1

Our walkers are beginning a new stage where they have not only become more independent, but want to explore and
12-18 months
1:4Teacher/Child ratio
Years Old
16 Class Size
4 Educators
$429 /month

Discovers 2

While discovering their surroundings, our toddlers also come across the important social skills they are just learning about. We also
18-24 months
1:5Teacher/Child ratio
Years Old
15 Class Size
3 Educators
$399 /month

Explorers 1

Embracing friendships! We continue to work on our social skills while we begin to learn the meaning of creating new
24 months to 2½
1:8Teacher/Child ratio
Years Old
16 Class Size
2 Educators
$399 /month

Explorers 2

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2½ -3
1:8Teacher/Child ratio
Years Old
16 Class Size
2 Educators
$369 /month

Adventurers 1

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3-3½
1:10Teacher/Child ratio
Years Old
20 Class Size
2 Educators
$369 /month

Adventurers 2

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3½-4
1:10Teacher/Child ratio
Years Old
20 Class Size
2 Educators
$369 /month

Voyagers 1

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4-4 ½ years
1:10Teacher/Child ratio
Years Old
20 Class Size
2 Educators
$369 /month

Voyagers 2 (Pre-K)

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4 ½ -5
1:10Teacher/Child ratio
Years Old
20 Class Size
2 Educators

Our Primary School

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$325 /month

Kindergarten

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5
1:10Teacher/Child ratio
Years Old
20 Class Size
2 Educators
$338 /month

1st grade

Our program focuses on social-emotional development as well as academics as we shift from play-based learning to project-based style of
6
1:10Teacher/Child ratio
Years Old
20 Class Size
2 Educators
$139 /month

Before & After Care

Our program focuses on social-emotional development as well as academics as we shift from play-based learning to project-based style of
6-12
1:15Teacher/Child ratio
Years Old
154 Class Size
10 Educators

THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF EDUCATION

Our preschool in Gainesville, VA proudly uses the award-winning curriculum, Frog Street, as the outline for learning. With the use of STEM education our educators ensure our students achieve social, language, cognitive & physical development.

SPECIALIZED LEAD TEACHERS

Our very own curriculum specialist leads teacher training and ensures all lessons are up to date.

PLAY-BASED LEARNING

The roots of Frog Street are in play-based learning. All activities following the curriculum are all set up for proper play and lots of interaction between other children and the teachers.

HANDS-ON INTERACTION

Young children learn the most through hands-on interactions and interpersonal play, and our teachers are experts in guiding their curiosity.

ENRICHING EXPERIENCE

The Outpost is a small street setup featuring an art gallery, toy shop, arcade, theater, apothecary, private kindergarten room, café, construction zone, library and Capitol Lounge for the older children. We also have a full-size gym.

IMPORTANCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD

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PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Project-based learning is proven to be the best approach to develop active learning. By active learning we are helping children develop social skills, emotional skills, reach cognitive milestones, and physical skills.
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Social & Emotional Growth

Developmental daycare program can positively impact a child's social and emotional growth. At a daycare, children receive constant everyday interaction with their peers, older children, and their teachers.
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ACHIEVING MILESTONES

Our play-based learning approach helps children achieve the five major milestones; physical growth, cognitive development, emotional and social development, language development, and sensory and motor development.
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Currently enrolling for summer fun at Camp Blue Ridge!

PRIMARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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BEFORE AND AFTER CARE

Before and after care for your child at HCA means a safe environment filled with friendly faces and fun activities where kids can be kids and interact with one another. In addition, we provide homework time, fun exploring adventures, social interaction, and lots of play time!

BEFORE AND AFTER CARE

Before and after care for your child at HCA means a safe environment filled with friendly faces and fun activities where kids can be kids and interact with one another. In addition, we provide homework time, fun exploring adventures, social interaction, and lots of play time!
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CAMP BLUE RIDGE

Before and after care for your child at HCA means a safe environment filled with friendly faces and fun activities where kids can be kids and interact with one another. In addition, we provide homework time, fun exploring adventures, social interaction, and lots of play time!

Camp Blue Ridge

Our amazing summer camp located at our Outpost is the perfect place for children to continue reaching important milestones even when schools are out! We follow a developmental curriculum packed with lots of fun adventures, sensory play and exploring, and social interaction which help children prepare for the next school year.
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1 ST GRADE

HCA is now accepting students for our private first grade class! Our first grade class is filled with lots of fun learning activities with personalized care by our amazing teachers. We have several learning stations such as an art, theater, toy shop, and apothecary station for exploring while following an academic curriculum that prepares each child for second grade.

1 ST GRADE

HCA is now accepting students for our private first grade class! Our first grade class is filled with lots of fun learning activities with personalized care by our amazing teachers. We have several learning stations such as an art, theater, toy shop, and apothecary station for exploring while following an academic curriculum that prepares each child for second grade.

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We know how important it is to find the right early education opportunities for your child. We believe that once you visit Haymarket Children’s Academy and learn more about our approach, you'll comprehend the importance of delivering excellence in a happy, healthy, and academic environment.