Child Development

This little boy’s story is one that shows what a major impact being part of our child development center can have on a child. He is a half-day kindergartener that has shown drastic improvement in behavior since he started with us in September. This child started off the school year very aggressive and relied on others to do everything for him. He had just moved to the area and was struggling with the changes of a new home, new school and new child development facility. If he did not get his way he would shut down verbally and throw a massive fit. We continued to counsel and work with him. He now will try things on his own and then ask for help if he is unable. When something does not go his way instead of throwing a massive tantrum and being aggressive towards classmates and teachers, he now has developed the self-control and verbal skills to calm himself down and work with all parties involved to fix the situation at hand. He is now a very happy and affectionate child and happy to follow the school rules.

Be Involved with Hampton Roads, VA ASYMCA

The Armed Services Y provides free or low-cost youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs for junior enlisted military & their families to make military life easier.

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