Hyland Heights Child Development Center (HHCDC) operates as a ministry of the church, providing an evangelical, Christ-centered preschool ministry of love and caring to families and young children.

Our program consists of age-appropriate developmental activities to nurture the child’s Spiritual, Social, Academic, and Physical Development in an atmosphere of Christian love, caring, and acceptance. At all times,
we work toward the development and encouragement of a positive self-image in each child, helping the child to know he or she is special and that Jesus loves him or her in a special way.

The preschool is open to all children, regardless of race, nationality, creed, gender, disability, and national origin who may benefit from our type of program.

Classes are held from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm.

2 Year Old Program


Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays
$140.00 per month
Child must be 2 years old by Sep. 30, 2018

3 Year Old Class

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays
$150.00 per month
Child must be 3 years old by Sept. 30, 2018

Pre-K Class

$185.00 per month
Child must be 4 years old by September 30, 2018
For children entering Kindergarten Fall 2019


Our curriculum is designed to offer enrichment through group experiences,
together with a readiness program centered around supervised play and activities.

The following experiences are included:

  • Learning Skills and Concepts
  • Special Units of Study
  • Bible Time
  • Monthly Themes
  • Special Visitors
  • Visual Aides
  • Music, Drama, and Art
  • Social Interaction and Adjustment
  • Group Play and Participation
  • Observance of Rules
  • Library Reading/Literature Appreciation
  • Safety, Health, and Manners
  • Show and Tell
  • Field Trips
  • Monthly Chapels
  • Learning Responsibility
  • Writing and Number Readiness

The spiritual growth of the child is of utmost importance to us. The basic Christian fundamentals of the love of God and the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, are taught and modeled for the children by all staff members. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and provides direction for daily living.


The children of HHCDC profit from a well-rounded educational program provided by professionals in the field of education.

Teachers at HHCDC are required to have a BS degree in either Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education, or the teacher shall have 3-5 years experience working in a preschool setting plus knowledge gained from seminars, workshops, or college courses relating to the preschool child.  Teachers are encouraged to participate in Early Childhood Workshops and Conferences.

The Teaching Assistants at HHCDC have a variety of educational backgrounds as well as prior experience working with the preschool child via home-life, church programs, and volunteer activities.  Assistants are encouraged to participate in Early Childhood Workshops and Conferences.

All teachers and assistants are CPR certified (infant, child and adult),  and two of our teachers are MAT (Medication Administration Training) certified.

All staff members must be fingerprinted and pass a background investigation.

If you would like to find out more about our staff please call:

Theresa Peterson – Preschool Director – 821-6005


Our preschool opens “Early Registration” in February to those currently
enrolled, their siblings, and church members. The non-refundable registration fee is $50.00.

Applications for Enrollment may be obtained by calling the Director
of the preschool at 434-821-6005. To be considered for enrollment,
applications must be submitted to the preschool office with the
registration fee. Class assignment will be based on availability.


We moved into our beautiful new facility in October 2013!  Our facility is located in the Hyland Heights Baptist Church building
at 11452 Wards Road in Rustburg, Virginia. Hyland Heights is on
route 29, approximately three miles South of the Lynchburg Regional Airport.

We have the use of 7 classrooms as well as a large fellowship hall and gym.
Our outdoor playground areas are well equipped for development of motor skills.


Our liability insurance is covered by the policy of Hyland Heights Baptist Church

In compliance with the Code of Virginia, we are licensed as a religious exempt child center by the Virginia Department of Social Services and comply with standards set by the Department of Social Services Classes are provided in accordance with the requirements of the Commonwealth of Virginia for age, teacher-to-pupil ratio, and health certification.