The Young Children's Program is an early learning program operated by the James Madison University College of Education.  Each class is led by a master teacher and a support staff of students. The YCP is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. In addition to providing a quality educational experience for children and their families, the Young Children's Program serves as a laboratory site for JMU teacher education students. They provide assistance to the teachers and individual attention in ways that are positive and supportive to children. The YCP also serves as a setting for professional observation and research within the University community.

We currently have openings in our four-year-old classes.
Please contact Loretta Lombardi at lombarlj@jmu.edu or 568-6292 for more information.

The YCP appreciates your support of our mission.
Should you care to make a donation directly to the YCP, please follow this link.

YCP Hours of Operation
4 Year Old Classes: Mon-Fri.  8:00 am-3:30 pm
Optional after-school care: Mon-Fri  3:30-5:30pm
Half- Day Mixed 3 and 4 year olds: Mon-Fri 8:30-11:30am
Half-day class follows the JMU academic calendar
School Calendars


Pat Kennedy         


YCP Campus

Anthony-Seeger Hall
821 S. Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA  22807


Administrative Office

Loretta Lombardi
Administrative Assistant 

Memorial Hall 3100-A
395 South High Street, MSC 6909
Harrisonburg, VA  22807


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