School Hours: 

Little Learners Tricounty is open year round, except for designated holidays and staff workdays. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 6:30 am – 6:00 pm.

School Closures:

Little Learners Tricounty will be closed for the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve, Christmas day and the day after. There are also be two Staff Development days scheduled each year.  Presidents Day and the second Friday of August.


Day of Attendance/Arrival Time:

Bringing your child in by 9 am on the specified days ensures your child’s participation in developmentally appropriate activities. When children arrive at 10 am or after, children in the class are affected as this tends to create a disruptive environment. Therefore, we ask you to call the center if you know your child will arrive after 10:00 AM.


A balance of teacher-directed, teacher guided and child initiated routine is included in the daily schedule. Children play outside every day, weather permitting. Gross motor activity is provided for the children indoors during inclement weather. All children are expected to nap each day.

What to Bring to Little Learners Tricounty:

Parents are required to bring the following items:

  • A change of clothing
  • Backpack for your child
  • Crib Sheet and blanket (2 crib sheets for the infant room)


A breakfast of cold cereal, fruit and milk is provided each morning at 8:15. Parents are to provide a healthy lunch and morning snack.

Breakfast is served from 8:00 am – 8:30

Lunch is served at 11:15

Afternoon snack is served at 3:00

Closings and Delays:

Little Learners will follow Albemarle County Public School’s decision for closings, late openings or early dismissal.

  1. Notification will be shared on the Little Learners Tricounty Facebook Page
  2. Check for school closings or delays on local news stations.
  3. Listen to local radio stations.
  4. Whenever possible, an email message will be sent if an email address for the parent provided.

Illness :

Little Learners Tricounty uses the following guidelines to protect children and staff from contagious illness. If a child is in attendance and the following conditions or symptoms are observed, the child will be kept comfortable and isolated in a supervised area. Parents will be notified to pick the child up as soon as possible.

  • Fever; underarm temperature of 100 degrees or greater
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Symptoms of strep throat
  • Symptoms of communicable disease
  • Head lice
  • Additional conditions that require a greater need for care than staff can provide and impacts the care of other children in the facility

Contagious illnesses require the child to be on antibiotics 24 hours (if needed) and fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications before returning to the center.

A child with an infectious illness may return to the center with a doctor’s approval

When a child becomes ill at home, the parent should notify the Director and other parents will be notified if necessary.


In the case of a disaster:

The center has an emergency/disaster plan in place. This plan can be viewed upon request at any time. Please inform staff of any changes of emergency contact numbers so we can contact you.

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