We Believe In Top-Quality Care For All Children

We Believe In Top-Quality Care For All Children

& Individualized Learning To Support Every Child

We Believe In Top-Quality Care For All Children

& Individualized Learning To Support Every Child

We Believe In Top-Quality Care For All Children

Preschool & Child Care Center Serving Charlottesville, Virginia

Co-Navigating The Learning Journey Towards A Bright Future

The mission of Playful Learners Preschool is to provide a safe, nurturing environment that inspires your child’s love of learning and fosters their imagination and curiosity through play.

Every child is powerful, unique, capable, with valuable thoughts, interests, imagination, and enthusiasm. We believe the role of the teacher is to co-navigate the learning journey while provoking ideas, problem-solving, encouraging dialogue, and sharing educational experiences alongside the children.

Your child develops into a thoughtful, caring, inquisitive young person through natural self-paced learning and a strong connection between home, school, and the community.

High-Quality Care And Learning, Driven By Shared Core Values:

PLAY

We value play because fun energizes us; it fuels our connection with each other. We learn and develop faster when we are having fun.

RESPECT

We value each other, children, families, the environment, and the wider community.

COMMUNITY

We value our community as a whole and take measures to celebrate its diversity and find ways to give back to our community.

COMMUNITY

We value our community as a whole and take measures to celebrate its diversity and find ways to give back to our community.

EXCELLENCE

We strive to continually raise our standards and create a new vision for what "child care" means in our community.

EXCELLENCE

We strive to continually raise our standards and create a new vision for what "child care" means in our community.

MINDFULNESS

It is more stressful than ever to be a human being on this planet. Mindfulness is important to grounding ourselves, teaching empathy, and creating space for social-emotional growth among children. It is a pillar of our teachings and success in the classroom.

NURTURING

Love is the most important ingredient in our recipe for a successful program. Our students can only learn when they feel safe and valued, and our parents feel most comfortable knowing that we love each child like they are our own.

A Center That Is Driven By A Dream Of Inclusion

Founding owner and director Miss Tassia opened Playful Learners Preschool in 2018 to realize a dream of providing inclusive early learning and care for ALL children. Born from her experience as both an educator and a mother, Playful Learners Preschool is a place where children receive guidance across all aspects of development— academic, physical, cognitive, and social-emotional— as they engage in play and learn at their own pace.

Miss Tassia’s vision comes to life every day at Playful Learners Preschool. She has built an environment where every child, family, and employee is valued for their diversity and strengths, and every little one gets the support they need. She remains committed to continuing her mission of truly inclusive care by staying at the forefront of early childhood education, working closely with families, and encouraging staff to serve each child as an individual.

Proud Of The Recognition From Families Like Yours

Proud Of The Recognition From Families Like Yours

As the 2021 runner-up for Best of Charlottesville and #3 on the Charlottesville Family Favorites list (both in the Best Daycare Category), we look forward to many years of improving and expanding to even better serve the families in our community.

We Work With You To Create Meaningful Connections

Daily communications come from your child’s classroom, and you’re always welcome to come in to volunteer or sit down for a conference. The home-to-school connection is more effective when everyone works together to assess and address your child’s needs.

We Work With You To Create Meaningful Connections
Growing As A Member & Partner In The Community

Growing As A Member & Partner In The Community

Establishing and committing to community relationships is an integral part of what we do. From volunteering with a local farm sanctuary to sponsoring youth sports to contributing to non-profit organizations, we’re off to an amazing start!

A Blended Curriculum For Exceptional Learning

Your child benefits from a Reggio- and Montessori-inspired curriculum that focuses on child-led, play-based discovery and academics. Their days include nature lessons, art, sensory play, STEAM, and gentle, effective social-emotional learning and practical skills coaching.

A Blended Curriculum For Exceptional Learning

Watch Your Child Discover & Explore As They Build Confidence & School Skills Now

How Old Is Your Child?

Infants

0 - 16 months

Toddlers

16 - 36 months

Preschool

3 - 4 years

Pre-K

4 - 5 years

School Age

3 - 10 years

Summer Camp

5 - 12 years