Little Hands Academy (formerly Our Precious Gems) is a newly owned and operated child care center located in the East End of Jefferson County.

With long-term, caring staff members, we pride ourselves on being a center that you are proud to bring your kids to. We believe in developing the whole child and our unique curriculum challenges each child to reach their full potential.

At Little Hands Academy we provide a safe and nurturing atmosphere where children are anxious to learn and parents are relaxed knowing their child is well taken care of.

We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best child care service in the industry.

Our program is designed to develop the whole child through experiences that enrich each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical and creative development.

Why choose Little Hands Academy?

  • Daily schedule for children to explore, learn problem solving and personal interaction skills
  • Children develop self-confidence and independence through self and teacher initiated activities
  • Our staff serves as positive, nurturing role models to meet each child’s individual needs
  • We respect that parents are the child’s first and most important provider of the child
  • We believe parents and teachers are partners in the child’s care and education
  • One of the largest outdoor playgrounds around and large indoor playground too
  • Safe facility with closed-circuit video monitoring and access controls
  • Convenient location, just minutes from The Summit and Springhurst shopping — across from the Ford plant yet tucked away on quiet Accomack drive
  • Friendly, open and honest communication with parents
  • Locally owned and operated!