Day Care

The Madison House Day Care program extends its services to the children of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. University of Virginia student volunteers work with teachers to lower the adult-to-child ratio in area day care centers. The volunteers provide assistance to day care staff and secondary care for children. In a day care center, the adult-to-child ratio is never small enough and the volunteer can be a big help. The child receives more attention when an extra adult is present. And there can never be too many positive role models in a child's environment!

 

Program Sites:

 

Barrett Day Care Center

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


At Barrett Early Learning Center, volunteers assist the staff primarily during recess and play time. They interact closely with the children (ages 2-5), involving themselves with games and playtime as well as helping out with fun learning activities.  Barrett is a small, tight-knit community, and as a volunteer you get the chance to really get to know the kids and staff members.

 

When?


Two-hours shifts, Monday-Friday either 9-11 a.m. or 3-5 p.m.

 

Where?

410 Ridge Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Chancellor Street Preschool

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


Volunteers engage with the kids ages 3-5 in making crafts, singing, reading, and playing on the playground. At this co-op, volunteers work with teachers and parents to create a fun and stimulating environment for the kids.

 

When?


Two-hours shifts, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:00pm.

 

Where?

1700 University Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

Congregation Beth Israel

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


At CBI, volunteers help in the classroom, work with the children (ages 2-kindergarten) and support the teachers. CBI also offers an aftercare program, where volunteers play with the children out of the classroom setting. CBI preschool is located in a synagogue but you do not have to be Jewish to volunteer there!

 

When?


Two-hour shifts, Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm preschool classes, 1:30-5:30pm aftercare.  

 

Where?

301 East Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

The International School of Charlottesville

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


During the morning classes from 9-10:30 M-F, the volunteers would need to speak either Spanish or French as the morning portion is a full-immersion program.  From 1:30-3:00 and 3:00-5:00 M-F, there is a need for any interested volunteers (no language skills necessary)--volunteers will play with the kids and assist the teachers!  Volunteers will need to obtain a copy of their TB tests from Student Health and provide it to The ISC. 

 

When?


9-10:30 M-F (need to speak either Spanish or French)
1:30-3:00pm and 3-5pm M-F (no language skills necessary)

 

Where?

830 Monticello Ave.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Molly Michie Preschool

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


At this parent-run cooperative preschool, volunteers truly get to know the parents, teachers, and kids. Volunteers spend time helping in the preschool classrooms with activities, crafts, reading and music, as well as helping with the after-school lunch program.

 

When?


Two-hours shifts, Monday-Friday, 9am-1:45pm.

 

Where?

717 Rugby Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

Westminster Child Care Center

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


Volunteers help out in the daycare classrooms, mainly by playing with the kids (ages 3 weeks-5 years)! They'll help out in the classroom, the playground, and with fun activities!

 

When?


Two-hours shifts anytime during Monday-Friday; 8:00am-1pm, 3pm-5:30pm.

 

Where?

450 Rugby Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

YMCA

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


Volunteers assist teachers and help to lower the adult to child ratio. They also engage in positive and fun activities with the children ages 2-5.

 

When?


Two-hours shifts, Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm.

 

Where?

233 4th Street NW, Suite Y
Charlottesville, VA 22903.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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