The Butterfly House is our on-campus child care facility, licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, serving the children of Seminary students, faculty, staff, and the wider community for over 30 years.
The Butterfly House provides a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for children ages six weeks to six years.
We create opportunities for each child to grow in these key developmental areas:
We encourage diversity in all aspects of our program, invite family participation, and foster positive community relationships.
Each week, we expose children to language, math, media, geography, science, and social studies, as well as opportunities to participate in drama, music, art, and physical education activities.
We operate our program both indoors and out, as outside play essential to healthy physical and mental development. Children spend a minimum of one hour outdoors every day except for in inclement weather.
Nature Explore Certified Outdoor Classroom
Because there are no pre-established rules to these activities, children often use creativity and problem-solving skills to create them. The regular use of creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in an unstructured outside setting helps children build critical skills and abilities that will serve them in the classroom and in future careers.
Forms and Information
To apply, fill out the Waitlist Application at the link below. Priority is given to VTS students and VTS/EHS employees. Admission to VTS does not result in automatic admission to TBH. Admission is determined by August of each year.
For the 2023-2024 school year
Annual Registration Fee: $200
Annual Supply Fee: $300
Annual Activity Fee: $300
PreK 4 Graduation Fee: $60
(Due March 2024)
The Caterpillar Club
Infant Classroom (6 weeks – 16 months): $2,450 per month
Toddler Classroom (16 months – 28 months): $2,150 per month
The Butterfly House
Blue Butterflies/2-Year-Old Classroom & Green Butterflies/Rising 3s Classroom: $2,050 per month
Orange Butterflies/PreK-3 Classroom & Purple Butterflies/PreK-4 Classroom (3-6 years old): $2,000 per month
*A sibling discount is available
*Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack
*Tuition rates are classroom-based
*Priority families contact the director for your rates