The Gingerbread Cottage Preschool

Where learning for the future begins
Celebrating 40 Years of Service to the Community!

Location Info

9675 Staples Mill Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Half Day Preschool Program
Ages: 2 ½ - 5 Years Old
9:00AM - 12:00PM
September - May

  • 2 ½ year olds
    2 days / week
  • 3 year olds
    3 days / week
  • 4/5 year olds
    3, 4, or 5 days / week

Additional Fun / Enrichment Programs:

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

Staples Mill

Gingerbread Cottage Preschool is currently closed. 

Please contact us via email at

if you have any questions or need to reach us.

We are currently enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year!

Contact us for more information and

to reserve your child's spot!

Staples Mill Administrative Staff

Debra Long - Administrative Director

Debra Long came to GBC Preschool as the Site Director in March 2002 after working as the director in the preschool program at Southwestern Illinois College. She has a BS in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Clarion University with additional classes in Early Childhood Business Management from Southwestern Illinois College. In the past 30 years Debbie has worked in the Early Childhood Education field. She and her husband have 3 married daughters and 6 grandchildren.

Kim Murphy - Administrative Staff

Kim Murphy joined the Gingerbread Cottage Administrative staff in 2007, when her son started Kindergarten after attending GBC Preschool! Before coming to GBC, she was a stay at home Mom for several years; and prior to that had many different work experiences including working for Merrill Lynch in NYC, and a brokerage software company for which she traveled all over the country. Kim enjoys working at Gingerbread Cottage and seeing the children every day, and loves the part time schedule that allows her to be home when her children are home, and keep up with their busy schedules! Kim lives in Glen Allen with her husband, Kevin, and their 2 teenage children.