Childcare and Education
For children 0-5 years old
There are several options for finding someone to watch your young child. These options are home-based daycare, center-based daycare, preschool, and/or private nanny/babysitter.
The hours and schedules of child care providers vary; most offer full-time care and some offer weekend or holiday care. Prices vary from $50/week - $150/week in Harrisonburg, and frequently home based care less expensive than center- based care
The following resources are a good place to start your search for child care in Harrisonburg:
- Childcare in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham area
- Local daycare facilities
- Local nannies and babysitters
For children 5-18 years old
Public Education in the United States
Public schools are funded by state government which means students in grades K- 12 do not pay tuition. Generally schools are divided into elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. Elementary schools are composed of students in kindergarten and grades 1-5. Most children attend kindergarten when they are five-years-old. middle school is composed of students in grades 6-8 and high school contains grades 9-12.
The public school your child will attend is determined by where you live.
After School Programs
Schools days end between 3-3:30 pm. If you need care for your child after these hours, there are different programs available that may help.
Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg has different activities including fitness programs and tutoring/homework help.
Harrisonburg City Public Schools has several after school programs