Medical Center

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

Site Logins
Home > Malcolm W. Cole Child Care Center > Our Program

Our Program

The Malcolm W. Cole Child Care Center was established in 1984 to assist in recruiting and retaining a high caliber healthcare team for the University of Virginia Health System.  The center is fully licensed and serves children from six weeks to five years of age. Known for its caring staff and exciting programs, the Center is supported by well qualified child care professionals.

We have been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 2005. We also work closely with and participate in educational studies conducted by the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education as well as Children, Youth and Family Services, Inc. In 2010, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the largest provider of employer-sponsored child care, began to manage the child care center. Information on the program or assistance in enrollment may be obtained by contacting Sindhu Bhatia, Director at (434) 924-5140 or


Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis with three priority classifications of employees.

  • Priority I Medical Center (Agency 209) employees providing direct patient care including residents.
  • Priority II All other Medical Center (Agency 209) employees.
  • Priority III Employees of Health Services Foundation, employees contracted for Nutrition Services or Environmental Services and UVA faculty, Staff and research professionals. This includes attending physicians paid by the Medical School. (Agency 207)


The center follows the Bright Horizons’ World At Your Fingertips curriculum. The World curriculum is intended to provide the framework for excellence in early care and education and consists of developmentally based programs for each age group. This curriculum emerges from the children: teachers plan learning experiences based on their observations of the children’s interests, skills, and understandings – not based on a set plan of teacher-derived themes. With the help of parents, teachers guide the children’s experience through the development of projects and planning activities that correspond with their development and their interests.


Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 6:00pm

Open all holidays except Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Ages Served

Infants, Toddlers, Twos, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep


Nutritious meals and snacks are provided daily

Center and Program Highlights

Back Up Care Advantage


Driving from the Hospital on Main Street:  Turn right onto Roosevelt Brown Boulevard. Go through Crispell light and under overpasses.  Turn Left onto Grove Street.  Turn left onto 9th Street. We are on the left.



Medical Consent Form

Related Links

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Children, Youth and Family Services