Ashland Child Development Center


1538 Central Avenue  Ashland, Kentucky (606) 329-1744



Our Programs

Preschoolers at Ashland Child Development learn in a fun, safe environment

Preschoolers at Ashland Child Development learn in a fun, safe environment

Elementary School Children

Working parents need to know their children are taken care of in a safe, supportive environment when school is out. Since 1973, Ashland Child Development Center has provided After School Care for children who attend Hager, Oakview, Crabbe, and Poage elementary schools. Students who attend other schools are welcome at the center. However, transportation must be provided by the family.

After School

Bus transportation is provided for children at Oakview and Poage elementary schools. Students from Crabbe Elementary walk to our downtown center, escorted by a teacher.  We operate an onsite care program for students at Hager Elementary.

During our after school program, children are provided with a nutritious after school snack, as well as their choice of several fun activities. Students may also choose to do homework to free up time at home. Tutoring help is available at no additional charge.

Other children choose an activity completely different from school, such as art, puzzles, games. Weather permitting, we often organize a ball game or other outdoor activity.

On days school is not in session for scheduled days, holidays or unexpected snow days, Ashland Child Development is open for a full day of care (7:00 am to 5:30 pm). During scheduled days off, we have special activities planned, such as skating, a movie, bowling or visiting the park.

Our afterschool care is available immediately after school until 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Contact us to sign up your elementary student.


Summer Program

School's Out! Summertime is many children's favorite time of year. For working parents, summer can provide a challenge to make sure children have proper care. Ashland Child Development Center provide our Summer Program for children age 6 to 12 Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Our summer program is full of a variety of fun activities, such as swimming, roller skating, bowling, fishing, hiking, and many other activities. We also work with students to review school topics throughout the summer. We offer a special science program that teaches the kids in a fun, hands-on way.

Throughout the summer, we are constantly on the go, but we still make time to stop for a good lunch and some quiet time when you can catch us doing some arts and crafts, working a puzzle or playing a game at the center.

Spots in our summer program fill up early, so be sure to contact us in January to reserve your child's spot.