Finding & Paying for Child Care

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Child care can be hard to find and even harder to pay for. We are trying to make it as easy as can be for families to find the care they need.

Early Care and Learning Programs in Henderson County

If you run an early care and learning program in Henderson County and would like to be included on this list or to update your information, give us a call at 828-693-1580!

For more information on the licensed early care and learning programs listed below, click HERE.

 

Licensed Early Care and Education Options in Henderson County

Name

Address

Phone Number

Ages Served

Hours

License Type

Accepts Vouchers?

Special Services

Aletheia Academy for Little People 2115 Butler Bridge Rd, Mills River 828-651-8354 2 years - 5 years 7:30-5:30 GS 110-106 No  
Alexandra Child Care Home 1445 S Mils Gap Rd, Hendersonville 828-685-0939 6 weeks - 12 years 7:00-5:00 Family Child Care Home Yes Bilingual (English-Spanish) Instruction
Alice's Playground Center 701 A S Grove St, Hendersonville 828-697-9449 3 weeks - 12 years 6:30-5:30 Child Care Center Yes  
Bell's School for People Under Six 31 Park Ridge Dr, Fletcher 828-654-0664 2 years - 5 years 7:00-5:00 Child Care Center Yes  
Best Ever Home Day Care 5297 Gerton Hwy, Gerton 828-243-5259 6 weeks - 10 years 7:00-6:00 Family Child Care Home Yes Occasional overnight/weekend care
First United Methodist Church Weekday School 204 6th Ave W, Hendersonville 828-692-6673 15 months - Transitional Kindergarten 8:00-1:30 GS 110-106 No  
Genesis Child Care 721 Martin Cir, Hendersonville 828-393-7996     Family Child Care Home Yes  
Grace Lutheran Preschool 1245 6th Ave W, Hendersonville 828-693-4972 12 months - 5 years 8:30-11:30 GS 110-106 No  
Hendersonville Center 2 Sugar Hill Dr, Hendersonville 828-697-8266     Child Care Center No East Coast Migrant Head Start Project 
His Kids Child Development Center 2227 Spartanburg Hwy, East Flat Rock 828-692-4958 6 weeks - 4 years 6:30-5:30 Child Care Center Yes  
Immaculata Pre-K and Grotto Therapeutic Center 620 Oakland St, Hendersonville 828-693-3277 3 years - 5 years 7:30-3:30 Child Care Center Yes Academic Year Only, Part of K-8 school; Aligned with St. Gerard House to provide support for children with autism
Learning Tree of Fletcher 25 Fox Glen Dr, Fletcher 828-684-2791 8 weeks - 5 years 7:00-5:30 Child Care Center Yes  
Little Blessings Christian Academy 26 Francis Rd, Hendersonville 828-692-0612 6 weeks - 12 years 6:30-5:30 Child Care Center Yes  
Little Bright Minds 3564 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville 828-435-9146 6 weeks - 4 years 6:30-5:00 Child Care Center Yes  
Little Red School of Hendersonville, Inc. 604 Brooklyn Ave, Hendersonville 828-693-8831 1 year - 12 years 6:45-5:00 Child Care Center Yes Offers NC Pre-K, Early Head Start, PREP developmental screenings
Love and Learning Child Care Center, Inc. 301 Cane Creek Rd, Fletcher 828-687-1189 6 weeks - 5 years 6:30-5:30 Child Care Center Yes  
Montessori Country Day 1521 Haywood Rd, Hendersonville 828-697-1011 walkers - 6 years 7:15-5:30 Child Care Center Yes  
Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Preschool 2606 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville 828-698-5900 6 weeks - 5 years 7:00-5:30 Child Care Center Yes Offers family support and religious counseling
Mud Creek Christian School 403 Rutledge Dr, Hendersonville 828-698-6306 6 weeks - kindergarten varies by class GS 110-106 No  
Nessa's Young'Uns Natural Play Center  520 S Allen Rd, Units 1 & 2, Flat Rock 828-435-9161 6 weeks - 5 years 7:00-5:30 Child Care Center Yes Nature Play-Based Program
Nessa's Young'Uns Natural Play Center II 2113 Spartanburg Hwy, East Flat Rock 828-595-9546 6 weeks - 5 years 7:00-5:30 Child Care Center Yes Nature Play-Based Program
Open Arms Daycare 40 Forge Valley Dr, Mills River 828-553-5180     Family Child Care Home No  
Pisgah Cradle 1113 South Mills River Rd, Mills River 828-490-3538     Family Child Care Home No  
Steps to Hope Academy 205 Thompson St, Hendersonville 828-595-2945 6 weeks - 5 years 7:30-5:30 Child Care Center Yes Weekly or Monthly payment; autodraft required
The Beacon Child Development Center 901 Robinson Ter, Hendersonville 828-698-4665   7:30-4:30 Child Care Center Yes  
The Play and Learning Center 116 Anthony Dr, East Flat Rock 828-676-9851     Family Child Care Home Yes  
Tomorrow's Hope Child Development Center 103 W Blue Ridge Rd, East Flat Rock 828-697-6847 9 weeks - 6 years 8:00-5:00 Child Care Center Yes  
Tori Tots and Friends 534 N Oak St, Hendersonville 828-808-8423 6 weeks - 12 years 7:30-5:00 Family Child Care Home Yes Before School Drop Off; After School Pick Up
Tumblin Toddler 685 Cardinal Rd, Mills River 828-290-3747 6 weeks - 6 years 6:30-3:30 Family Child Care Home Yes  
Wild Oak Independent School 1181 Broyles Rd, Hendersonville 828-620-1091 3 years - 8th grade 8:15-4:25 Child Care Center No  
WNCSource Children's Centers Various Locations 828-693-1711 six weeks - kindergarten varies by program Child Care Center Yes Early Head Start, Head Start, and NC Pre-K
 

 

Disclaimer:  Being listed as an early care and learning provider is not an endorsement by Smart Start. We can’t enroll children and don’t have information on available slots.

 

Other Early Care and Learning Options in Henderson County

Name

Address

Phone Number

Ages Served

Hours

Special Services

First Baptist Academy 312 5th Ave W, Hendersonville 828-693-8312 3 years - transitional kindergarten 8:15-11:45  
Horse Shoe First Baptist Church Preschool 5050 Brevard Rd, Horse Shoe 828-513-1839 4 months - 4 years 8:15-12:00  
Creative Beginnings Preschool 699 N. Grove St, Hendersonville 828-692-3211 2 years - 5 years 8:15-11:45  
Honey Cub Academy Mills River honeycubacademy@gmail.com 3 years - 5 years 9:00-1:00  
Sonshine Preschool 50 Library Rd, Fletcher 828-684-2902 2 years - 4 years 8:45-12:00  
Veritas Christian Academy 17 Cane Creek Rd, Fletcher 828-681-0546 preK - 12th grade    

 

Disclaimer:  Being listed as an early care and learning provider is not an endorsement by Smart Start. We can’t enroll children and don’t have information on available slots.

 

Still need help finding Child Care?  Contact Mountain Child Care Connections:

 

Southwestern Child Development Commission manages this call center and serves most of western North Carolina.

Paying for Child Care

You can apply for Child Care Vouchers with Henderson County Department of Social Services (DSS) through Southwestern Child Development Commission by calling 828-697-5500. 

 

All parents will usually need to be working or in school and fall below these monthly income limits:

 
 
 Family Size Gross Monthly Income
1 $2,430
2 $3,287
3 $4,143
4 $5,000
5 $5,857
6 $6,713
 7 $7,570