Exceptional Early Childhood and Preschool Education for Your Family

About Us

Little Lights exists to Glorify God by caring for and educating children in a holistic Christ centered fashion, preparing them for a life of meaning.

We care for families by creating an environment where children know they’re loved, where each child can thrive in their own unique way, and where learning is fun.

Parent involvement is an important aspect of a child’s education, which is why we encourage open communication and collaboration between parents and staff. Our experienced teachers are passionate about helping children reach their full potential, working closely with parents to ensure that each child’s individual needs are met.

  • Programs for infants (beginning at 6 weeks), preschool, and kindergarten to 5th grade
  • Daily text updates
  • Security cameras and code-based access
  • Transportation to and from all Gloucester County elementary schools

Why wait? Contact us today and take the first step towards a brighter future for your child, at Little Lights!

Ready to enroll? Have questions? We’re here to help.
Call today for a free tour and consultation: 804-684-0713


Little Lights exists to Glorify God by caring for and educating children in a holistic Christ centered fashion, preparing them for a life of meaning.


Hands-on Learning: Learning happens best when it is done in a way that is practical, relevant and engaging.

Family and Community: Serving family and community with honor, excellence, and integrity.

Inclusive Environment: Offering strategies and approaches to address the needs of children with a variety of learning styles, abilities and backgrounds.

Serving Middle Peninsula Families with Excellence

Little Lights has been serving families on the Middle Peninsula with quality Christian childcare since 1999. While Little Lights Childcare Center operates as a Religious Exempt Center, we proudly comply with state standards and regulations.

  • Verification of required staff/child ratios
  • Annual staff health reports certified by a practicing physician
  • Staff Screening through State Criminal History and Social Services Sexual Offender record checks
  • Local Health Inspections
  • Fire Marshall Regulations
  • Yearly Building Inspections


Children experience the love of Christ through song, simple prayers, and chapel experiences during their daytime activities.

Learning at Little Lights

Active learning is at the core of the Little Lights curriculum.

  • Language rich books & center-based play
  • Smaller classroom sizes
  • Emphasis on sensory based play and growth, engaging environments, and healthy teacher-student relationships
  • Supporting social, emotional, cognitive, motor and language development for your child’s stage of development
  • Music
  • Spanish language learning in some programs
  • Arts and Crafts


We’re always finding ways to serve and appreciate our families.

  • Little Lights is open for you until 6:30pm – 30 minutes later than most childcare centers.
  • Healthy working relationships with all local schools
  • Transportation for public school preschool and elementary students to and from all Gloucester County elementary schools
  • Partnership and referral services to local early intervention agencies
  • Mobile-friendly communications between Little Lights and parents with the LineLeader App, so you always know what’s happening
  • Regular Family Fun nights where families are encouraged and celebrated!

Qualified and Caring Staff

The brightest lights at Little Lights are our teachers and staff, and we’re committed to learning opportunities and development for them as well for your child. That commitment means our teachers can work with each individual child to recognize their unique needs and interests and to spark a lifelong love for learning.

Our team is committed to creating a loving and nurturing environment and maintaining clear, consistent communication with families.

Each of our LLCC staff are screened to ensure that your child will be around trained, caring, loving, and responsible individuals. All teachers and substitutes undergo fingerprinting and criminal background checks through both the State Police and Social Services.

Staff members receive CPR First Aid training and certification and are required to attend various workshops and training every year for personal and professional enrichment.

Lead preschool teachers have or are currently pursuing one of the following:

  • An endorsement or bachelor’s degree in a child-related field from a college or university
  • Either a one year early childhood certificate or a child development credential

Other staff must have between 12-24 hours of course training, depending on their position.

Security & Facilities

Little Lights operates in all four facilities of the LightHouse Church campus, approved to serve up to 260 children. Security is a priority, with cameras around the property and secure codes required for access to childcare areas.

  • Security doors with a unique code for each family entering all our buildings
  • Over 21 surveillance cameras
  • MFSAB buses with seat belts

Our large, modern playground has areas devoted to different developmental stages: toddler – 2 year old, and preschool – school-age, so there’s a “right fit” play environment for every child to explore and enjoy.


4299 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, VA 23072

Serving Gloucester and Mathews Counties and other communities around Virginia’s Middle Peninsula.