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Your guide to
early care & learning in Staunton, Augusta County & Waynesboro

Go2Grow SAW works with local public schools, Head Start programs, and private providers to give all families access to early care and educational resources in Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro. By working together, we can ensure every child in the SAW area enters kindergarten ready to learn and grow!
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go2grow SAW

Your guide to
early care & learning
in Staunton, Augusta County & Waynesboro

Go2Grow SAW works with local public schools, Head Start programs, and private providers to give all families access to early care and educational resources in Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro. By working together, we can ensure every child in the SAW area enters kindergarten ready to learn and grow!

SAVE TIME WITH A SINGLE APPLICATION.

Go2Grow helps families review and sign up for early care and education opportunities. This single application can also inform families of their eligibility for publicly-funded programs that may provide free or reduced cost options.

Go2Grow applications can be filled out year-round by any family with a child, birth to age 5, looking for care in Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro.

Not sure which programs you’re eligible for? Contact our Navigator, Deirdre Kellner, for assistance at go2grow@unitedwaysaw.org, by phone or by text at 540-849-7617

If you have previously filled out a go2grow application for anyone in your family, that information is saved in our system! Please contact Deirdre Kellner to reactivate your application for the upcoming school year.

LEARN ABOUT EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS IN YOUR AREA.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Augusta County Schools Preschool

Age: 3- and 4-year-olds by September 30
Locations: classrooms are in each Augusta County Elementary School
Transportation: Provided
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Hours: vary by school, generally 8:00 – 3:00
Contact: (540) 245-5140
Visit: https://www.augusta.k12.va.us/page/preschool to learn more

Shenandoah Valley Head Start

Age: 3 year olds
Locations: Dixon Educational Center, Augusta County school locations, and Wayne Hills Preschool Center
Transportation: Provided
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Hours: vary by center, generally 8:00 -2:30
Contact: 540-942-7111, ext 110
Visit: https://www.augusta.k12.va.us/o/svhs to learn more

PRIVATE PROGRAMS

Community Child Care

Age: at least 2 years old
Locations: 32 Park Boulevard, Staunton
Transportation: NOT Provided
Cost: Sliding scale based on income, free for eligible applicants
Hours: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Contact: (540) 886-7372
Visit: https://communitychildcarecenter.weebly.com/ to learn more

Creative Wonders Learning Center

Age: 6 weeks to preschool
Locations: 2746 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft
Transportation: NOT Provided
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Contact: (540) 337-9174
Visit: https://creativewonderslearningcenter.com/ to learn more

Wonderland Enrichment Center

Age: 6 weeks to preschool
Locations: 81 Quick’s Mill Rd, Verona
Transportation: NOT Provided
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Hours: 6:30 am to 6:30 pm
Contact: 540-248-2982
Visit: http://wonderlandenrichmentcenterva.com/ to learn more

Willow Tree Academy

Age: All ages
Locations: 2359 Jefferson Highway, Waynesboro
Transportation: NOT Provided
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Hours: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Contact: 540-943-5996
Visit: http://www.willowtreeacademyva.com/ to learn more

Waynesboro Family YMCA

Age: 3- and 4-year olds by September 30
Locations: 648 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro
Transportation: NOT Provided
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Contact: (540) 943-9622, ext. 208
Visit: Waynesboro Family YMCA to learn more

Bison Beginnings

Age: 2 years to preschool
Locations: 3742 Churchville Ave, Churchville
Transportation: NOT Provided
Cost: Free for eligible applicants
Contact: (540) 337-6054

Have questions?

HAVE QUESTIONS?

WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Contact our Navigator, Deirdre Kellner, for assistance at go2grow@unitedwaysaw.org, by phone or text at 540-849-7617