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YMCA Early Discoveries Education

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:

  • Blocks
  • Dramatic play
  • Manipulatives
  • Art
  • Sand & water
  • Language & listening
  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Computers
  • 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.

Applications are being accepted now for Virginia Beach residents who will turn 4 by September 30, 2015. Click this link to download additional information and application instructions.

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

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is dedicated to putting Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.