About Us

About Pooh Corner

Here at Pooh Corner, we have been caring for children for over 42 years, as a state licensed center, with excellent ratings and a solid reputation since our beginnings.

We care for children from 4 weeks to 12 years of age – year round. All of our programs, full and part-time, are nurturing and structured, with emphasis on the appropriate educational skills at each stage of development.

Our Philosophy

“It is the responsibility of a good child care center to assist each child in reaching his/her full potential.  We strive to meet this goal by recognizing each stage of development in each child and planning activities to meet these individual needs.  Emphasis is placed on nurturing and facilitating growth in all developmental domains:  social, physical, emotional, and cognitive.”

It is our philosophy that a child care center can be an extension of the home environment.  With most of today’s families, both parents are in the workforce, and single and two-parent families need dependable, quality child care for their children.  Parents need to feel that their children will be as safe and happy while they cannot be with them as they are at home.  We feel that caring individuals who are employed in the child care field can give the love and support that the children and their parents need.  We strive to get to know the “whole” family, including extended family, pets and family values and traditions.  We re-enforce morals and manners that may be taught at home.  The schedule in the infant room is very flexible so that each infant may be on the same schedule as he/she follows at home.

Reviews from our Facebook Friends:

Everyone here is just amazing! Even people that I didn’t recognize immediately around the center all knew my sons name and said hi to him on a regular basis. I truly feel at ease when I leave my child in their care.

April Mattei

Pooh Corner is truly Hanover’s best kept secret when it comes to childcare and early childhood education. I couldn’t be happier with the education my son received there! His progress sky rocked when we enrolled him in Pooh Corner last November; he just started Kindergarten and we are very confident that he is ready for all the challenges he will face! Thank you Pooh Corner for being a saving grace and treating my child with such love! Its like a home away from home for him!

Janie Southworth

I have nothing but superlatives to offer regarding Pooh Corner. My children attended part-time for most of their early years, and it is one of the most cherished aspects of childhood for them. Mrs. Darlene and her staff always treated my children with respect and genuine caring. We love Pooh Corner.

Angie Miles

Hours of Operation

Pooh Corner is open from 7am to 6pm, Mon. through Fri.  Parents and guardians are welcome at the center any time during operational hours.
Pooh Corner is closed for the following holidays:
  • Half Day New Year’s Eve
  • All Day New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Half Day Christmas Eve
  • All Day Christmas Day

We make every effort possible to remain open during inclement weather.

Address: Lakeridge Office Park, 10251 Timber Ridge Drive, Ashland, VA  23005 | Phone:  804.550.2420

Owners & Management

Rae and John Plageman

Darlene Holmes

Sharon Swingle
Program Director

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