Welcome to the Coal Pit Learning Center!

The Mission of Coal Pit Learning Center is to provide an enriching, full-day preschool program to children from low-income families that will help them develop the foundational academic and social skills needed for future success.

Since 1976, our not-for-profit school has been dedicated to building a nurturing and engaging learning environment for students from low-income families. We provide developmental preschool classes as well as excellent childcare programs for the Richmond community.

How you can help

The curriculum is carefully designed to be intellectually challenging and exciting. Students actively explore subjects such as art, music, science, and constructive play while developing their visual, motor, and pre-reading skills. The Coal Pit staff and faculty are committed to meeting our children’s specific educational needs.

The Center, which is funded almost entirely by private gifts, donations, grants, and subsidized tuition primarily serves three-, four- and five-year-old children from the Lakeside and Glen Allen areas of Henrico County. These children ordinarily would not receive the benefits of a preschool experience.

Please review the other areas of our website to learn more about our special school! If you are interested, there are a number of ways to help. All types of help are appreciated! Welcome again to our Coal Pit Family!