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  • At Willoughby, we teach the heart and the mind.


    Willoughby Early Childhood Center is committed to providing a challenging learning environment that fosters every child's social, emotional and intellectual growth and promotes lifelong learning.


    Willoughby Early Childhood Center's focus is on the  social and emotional well being for the preschool age child.



    At Willoughby, we teach the heart and the mind.


Contact Information

  • Laundrell D. Gates, Principal
    Phone: (757) 531-3126
    (757) 531-3125

    Mrs. Debra Brown
    Office Manager

    Phone: (757) 531-3126
    Fax: (757) 531-3125

    Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Student Hours: 9:30am - 3:55pm

News Archives

  • 22 April 2019 Military Spirit Week

    Get excited for our Military Spirit Week!

    This April, we are celebrating the Month of the Military Child. As our way of thanking our Military families, we will show our military appreciation through the following activities:

    Monday, April 22 - Show our Military Appreciation Day - Students will draw pictures and cards for our military.

    Tuesday, April 23 - Patriotic Day - Wear red, white and blue or something military

    Wednesday, April 24 - "Military Job" Career Day - students will hear from different military volunteers about the jobs they perform. We need volunteers!

    Thursday, April 25 - Purple Up Day with Coffee Talk, 9:30 am. After that, at 10:00 am, the entire school will walk outside the front of our building for the Pledge of Allegiance, Star Spangled Banner, and a military salute. All are invited. Wear PURPLE or your military uniform! Military children and parents will have refreshments after.

    Friday, April 26 - Parade with Flags - After the morning announcements, students will carry flags and banners and have a marching parade with Military themed music around the school.

    So plan ahead and come join us during this fun week!

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  • 18 March 2019 Statewide Tornado Drill on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    Save the date! Willoughby ECC will be participating in the statewide tornado drill tomorrow, March 19, after the morning announcements. State law requires that all public schools participate in an annual tornado drill.

    For more information about tornado preparedness, go to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s website at

    Mock Tornado Drill 

    National Weather Service (NOAA) Tornado Safety tips

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  • 27 Feb 2019 #ReadAcrossAmerica

    Our men and women in uniform came to read to our little ones on this day as we celebrate #ReadAcrossAmerica week to honor Dr. Seuss.

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  • 07 Feb 2019 - Mrs. Natasha Brown, WECC Teacher of the Year

    Today, we celebrate an outstanding educator who has shown exemplary performance in her work. She is caring, dependable, and sets high standards for her students. Let's congratulate Ms. Natasha Brown for being awarded WECC's Teacher of the Year!

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