Children are our future. Every day in YMCA Early Discoveries, we help four-year-olds discover their talents and get ready for kindergarten through our collaborative program with Virginia Beach City Public Schools. YMCA Early Discoveries is offered at no cost to participants.
Funded by the Virginia Preschool Initiative Act, we serve children who have been exposed to high-risk factors and situations that might have an adverse impact on their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.
Our goals are to help each child:
- To experience intellectual growth and educational stimulation
- To become emotionally secure
- To become socially well adjusted
- To acquire physical well-being
- To develop and express individuality through creativity
Our hands-on curriculum is implemented through the use of interest centers such as:
- Dramatic play
- Sand & water
- Language & listening
- Outside play
The Y stays involved with your family, even while at home. Parent communication includes home visits, oral and written communication, progress reports and parent-teacher conferences.
Click here for updated dates on Eligibility Conferences for the schooles below.
(Bettie F. Williams, Lynnhaven, Malibu, Pembroke Meadows, Point O’View, Shelton Park, Trantwood, Windsor Oaks)
Click here for the below schools.
(Birdneck Elementary, College Park, Glenwood, Holland, Kempsville, Rosemont)
If you have any questions, please call the YMCA Early Discoveries site near you:
|School Name||Office Phone|
|Alanton (B)||(757) 496-6429|
|Bayside -6th (A)||(757) 648-4692|
|Birdneck (A)||(757) 648-2151|
|College Park (A)||(757) 648-2280 x53766|
|Glenwood Elementary||(757) 648-2520 x54771|
|Holland (A)||(757) 648-2640 x55530|
|Kempsville Elementary||(757) 648-2720 x55705|
|Lynnhaven (A)||(757) 648-3000 x55123|
|Malibu (B)||(757) 648-3040 x55256|
|Point O View (B)||(757) 648-3454|
|Rosemont Elementary||(757) 648-3626 x83626|
|Shelton Park Elementary (A)||(757) 363-1608|
|Williams Elementary (B)||(757) 648-4111|
YMCA Early Discoveries Administration:
965 Newtown Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
P (757) 648-4443 F (757) 644-6244
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
"A" Schools 8:10am - 2:40pm
"B" Schools 8:40am - 3:10pm