The Gingerbread Cottage Preschool

Where learning for the future begins
Celebrating 44 Years of Service to the Community!

Location Info

8116 Walnut Grove Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Half Day Preschool Program
Ages: 3 - 5 Years Old
9:00AM - 12:00PM
September - May

  • 3 year olds
    3 days / week
  • 4/5 year olds
    3 or 4 days / week

Additional Fun / Enrichment Programs:

  • Cottage Kids Club
    3, 4, and 5 year olds
  • Summer Fun Camp
    3, 4, and 5 year olds
  • Early Drop Off Program
    All ages


Registration for the 2021-22 School Year is OPEN!

Contact us for more information and

to reserve your child's spot!

Mechanicsville Administrative Staff

Kim Stanley - Site Director

Kim Stanley has been working at Gingerbread Cottage Preschool since 2003. She graduated from Longwood University with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and taught in Hanover County Public Schools for 4 years. She and her husband Tim have two children. Kim was a stay at home mom for 10 years before coming to GBC as a parent when her oldest daughter enrolled in GBC. When her youngest daughter entered preschool, Kim started as a substitute teacher for GBC. This led to her becoming a teacher, administrative assistant, and then assistant director; Kim has been in her current position as Site Director since 2006.

Jennifer Doran - Administrative Staff

Jennifer Doran joined the Gingerbread Cottage staff as the Administrative Assistant in 2010. Before coming to GBC, she was a stay at home mom for 7 years. Jennifer and her husband Jamey have two children who both attended GBC Preschool before moving on to Hanover County Public Schools.