Child Care

For more information on any of the following programs, contact our Child Care Director, Jessica Council at email


Each of our preschool classrooms use The Creative Curriculum. This curriculum is consistent with the ASYMCAHRs early childhood education philosophy based on Kindergarten readiness, parent connections and professional development. Throughout the year we use the Creative Curriculum Assessment Tool Kit incorporating parent partnerships to track each child's development. Assessments guide teachers in designing lesson plans meeting individual needs. Parents are encouraged to visit the classroom regularly and attend special events.

What is Creative Curriculum?
The country's leading scientifically based, comprehensive curriculum for programs serving children from birth to age 5. Provides teachers with tools to plan & implement developmentally appropriate activities that promote children's social emotional development & learning in the core areas of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Busy BeesSpeckled FrogsPre-K Monkeys
2-3 years3-4 years4-5 years

Daily Schedule Includes:
Healthy USDA Approved AM & PM Snacks
Music & Movement
Nap/Rest Time
AM & PM Outdoor Play
Language & Communication Development
Health & Hygiene Routines

School-Age Program

Designed to meet the needs of working parents by providing children a safe before & after school environment to explore their unique interests and hobbies.

Enrichment Clubs
Are formed around special interests or hobbies students choose to explore. From soccer to cross stitching the clubs are designed to provide choices and build self-confidence while learning new things.

Daily Schedule Includes:
Healthy USDA Approved Snack
Homework Assistance & Tutoring
Hobbies/Enrichment Clubs
Outdoor Play


Our Virginia Beach location services Shelton Park, Pembroke, Luxford, Pembroke Meadows, Hermitage, Thoroughgood, Diamond Springs, Newtown, Bettie F. Williams and Bayside Elementary Schools.
In Norfolk our program is held at Sewells Point Elementary and provides transportation to and from Camp Allen Elementary.

Day Camps

The ASYMCA of Hampton Roads offers out of school camps. Our well-trained and competent staff is one of the keys to successful summer camping. Our staff is carefully selected for their maturity, skills and abilities to work with our campers. Weekly program components will consist of life skills, values time, D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) time, swimming, arts and crafts, field trips, outside time and more. These camps are offered for Spring, Winter, and Summer Break.

To find out more program information, availability, and to enroll your child please call (757) 464-9404

Child Care Forms

Virginia Beach Child Care Center Enrollment Packet
Sewells Point Enrollment Packet
Parent Handbook
Parent's Night Out

Child Care Newsletter

Beach Location November 2011

Community Centers

For more information on any of the following programs, contact our Community Center Director, Kim Fadely at email us to find the site closest to your area.

Bread Program

The Bread Program is open and free to all military families! A delivery is made weekly to one of the Community Centers in the Hampton Roads area. The selection varies from week to week, but usually includes bagels, sandwich bread, bun, and sweets.
2011 Bread Program Schedule

Oceana, Ben Moreell, and Norwich Manor

Offers a variety of programs including high and low impact and step aerobics, supervised children's activities, "Scampers",Jiggle & Giggle, adult and children's crafts, "Mommy and Me", cooking and sewing classes, and much more. See descriptions below. For more information on times and fees, please call 433-2055.

November 2011 Calendars

Oceana Community Center Calendar
Ben Moreell Community Calendar
Norwich Manor Community Calendar

December 2011 Calendars

Oceana Community Center Calendar
Ben Moreell Community Calendar
Norwich Manor Community Calendar

Class Descriptions

Step & Sing / Jiggle & Giggle

Step & Sing will be a collaboration of singing songs and some movement. The goal will be to let the child have fun with the songs and to get in light exercise. This will be fun for Moms and children.

Mommy & Me

Enjoy doing crafts with your children??? Come join us every Thursday for all the fun and less of the mess!! Class fills up early, so sign up soon.

Field Trips

Come out on Fridays with us to have fun and see new sights! Please contact ASYMCA staff for further information about each trip.

Group Fitness and Adult Dance Classes

Our group classes are easy and fun! We do cardio & toning classes, zumbia dance classes, and many other dance classes. All fitness levels are accommodated.


Scampers is a wonderful program where you and your child can get out into the neighborhood and meet other military families. The Armed Services YMCA asks that you bring a snack and art smock with you. There will be free play, circle time, snack, and a craft for you and your child to do together.

Health Assessments

The Armed Services YMCA can do health assessments by appointment only. Child minding is available for participants of this program.

Mommy's Moment

Need to get the check book balanced? Need the time to catch up on your scrap booking? Have a book you want to read? Always wanted to learn to sew? Check out our classes for moms. Child minding is available for participants of this program.

Regional Programs

For more information on any of the following programs, contact our Regional Programs Director, Juanita Pryor at email

Family Readiness Group Meetings

Looking for a place to have your spouses Family Readiness Group Meetings? Look no further...we are here to help! Keep all the spouses informed of the events that will be occurring during the ship's deployment while meeting at a child friendly location and no fee charged to the command for building use. Call 363-1884 now for times and availability.

Ship Deployments and Homecomings!!

We know how tough it is to say goodbye and how exciting it is when they return home!! The ASYMCA wants to help you by showing our support!! We can be there for you before they depart and have activities planned pierside for when they return. Call us at 363-1884 to find out how we can serve YOU!!

Operation Hero

Operation Hero is an after-school mentoring and tutoring program for children ages 6-12 who are experiencing temporary difficulties in school. Military children face some unique challenges due to frequent moves and parent deployments. Operation Hero assists children with getting back on track socially and academically and helps children find the "Hero" inside of them. We run two, 13-week sessions each school year in select schools.

Virtual Food Pantry

Designed to assist military families who have experienced unforeseen financial difficulties by providing emergency assistance, support and education. Call 363-1884 for referral or appointment information.
Procedures for utilizing the Virtual Food Pantry
The following personnel may refer an active duty member/spouse to the Virtual Food Pantry by appointment only.
Command CMC or equivalent
Command Chaplain
Command Ombudsman
Navy Marine Corps Relief Society
Fleet and Family Support Center
Division Supervisor

Holiday Assistance Program

The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads provides a Thanksgiving Holiday Assistance Program to local military families in need. This generous offering of food, including a frozen turkey and other items for a complete Thanksgiving meal, will be provided free-of-charge to deserving local military families. Referrals for assistance are made directly through a command’s leadership.

Holiday assistance is an invaluable service for families in need every holiday season. Many families and military commands have expressed great appreciation for the huge outreach of service especially during this holiday season.

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