About Us

For those who are not familiar with the history of the center, you will be surprised to learn that Early Challenges Child Care grew from a family entertainment center. Think Chucky Cheese — only better. We were crazy busy every weekend and wanted to find a great use for our child-oriented facility during the week. Early Challenges was born!

Our vision when opening our family entertainment center and continuing with the child care center was to provide support to the children and families of the New River Valley. We are very excited to be in our 18th year of business doing just that! From our family to yours, we are thankful to serve you and appreciate all of your support for the children at Early Challenges.


We are located at 364 Arbor Drive in Christiansburg, VA, behind the shopping center. A map can be found on our Contact Us page.

Administrative Team & Staff

All our teachers have to be state certified. Many of them have teaching experience and are continuing to work on their training and professional development. Our support staff are carefully selected because of their love for children and the professionalism in the classroom.

Lorna, Co-Director: “I have worked in public education for 19 years and have loved and enjoyed all of the children with whom I have worked. I loved teaching skiing and swimming to people of all ages before becoming a teacher and school administrator. I have a wonderful daughter who is growing up too quickly and I appreciate all of you sharing your young children and babies with me as I miss the baby and toddler stages. I am thrilled and blessed to have this opportunity to work with all of the families, children, and staff at Early Challenges.”