About Us

Who we are:


Providence is located in the beautifully renovated Lylburn Downing Community Center in Lexington, VA. 

We are licensed by the Department of Social  Services which means we adhere to strict regulations provided by the state and are inspected randomly to ensure compliance. 

Providence III  Preschool has a long history in Lexington, currently being operated by  the school's third owner.

Our philosophy is that young children learn best by doing.  Learning  isn't just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking  and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand  about the world we live in.

In keeping with this philosophy, we provide a loving and relaxed environment for children from ages  2½ ‑ 5 where they can grow and develop at their own rate, develop a  positive self‑image, learn to handle their emotions in an appropriate way, act on their environment, develop a sense of personal  responsibility, and learn to trust and care about those around them.

The  most important goal of our program is to help children become  enthusiastic learners. We encourage the children to be active and  creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to  think their own thoughts in order to become independent, self-confident,  inquisitive learners.

Children must enjoy school and their preschool experience is critical.  We strive to make each day a fun and exciting new experience in which  the children can enjoy learning. We work closely with local schools and reach out to the community to provide a variety of  experiences for the children. 


"Having taught Kindergarten for many years I became concerned that we wouldn't find a program that prepared our children for the rigorous demands that I knew were ahead of them. After much thought and many visits to other local programs we chose Providence III without hesitation. Our little ones came home each day excited and educated about letters, sounds, new friends and had lots of beautiful art projects in hand! They graduated from this program and were more than ready for the next step - Kindergarten. Providence III Preschool was the best academic and social decision we have made so far for our little ones."