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Strengthening Our Military Family® | Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads

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We recognize the unique character and temperament of EVERY child, and actively engage each one in developmentally appropriate activities to foster social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth. We consistently stimulate and challenge children, helping them to manage their emotions, problem-solve to make good choices, and enhance their resilience skills to be the best people they can be.


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The Five Star Kids Academy, at the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads, offers school-age care to children ages 5 through 12 in a safe and reliable learning-focused environment. Our goal is to support both cognitive development and social-emotional growth with opportunities for enrichment and connection in a safe, clean, and healthy setting through:

        • STREAM-based (science, technology, reading, engineering, art, mathematics) learning activities

        • Educational partnerships to promote literacy and academic achievement

        • Homework support

        • Daily physical activity

        • Opportunities for creativity, mindfulness, and critical thinking

        • Engaging lessons and activities that focus on character development and resilience

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  • Nutritious Snacks
  • Homework Assistance
  • Free play on our amazing new playground
  • High-interest activities and interactive games
  • Long-lasting memories with friends and staff
  • A listening ear and positive encouragement


STAR Student of the Month

The Star Student of the Month program is an opportunity to recognize a deserving student who is a well-respected citizen and exemplifies outstanding character and resilience in and out of the classroom. Students are nominated for this award by their peers and ASYMCA staff who work and play with them each day. Criteria for this award, include but are not limited to:

  • Behave APPROPRIATELY and THINK before acting
  • Demonstrate KINDNESS and CARING toward peers and staff
  • Take RESPONSIBILITY for their actions
  • Demonstrate SAFE and HEALTHY actions/behaviors
  • COMPLETE assignments/tasks independently 

Students selected for this award will be presented with a STAR Student of the Month certificate and celebrated for their accomplishments. In addition, the STAR Student of the Month’s photo will be shared on our ASYMCA website and on our private Facebook page, along with a brief description of their outstanding qualities. This recognition will also be shared with the student’s school.

We are providing reliable, quality, fun child care to meet the needs of our students and families. Our encouraging and consistent environment supports students as they complete homework in addition to participating in enrichment opportunities for social and emotional growth.




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School-Age Care is available at:

Armed Services YMCA Regional Office

1465 Lakeside Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455


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 For more information on School-Age Care at the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads, please contact Cleo Wilder, School-Age Care Director via email at cwilder@asymca.orgor call (757) 464-9404


COVID-19 UPDATES - Per current child care guidelines, we are limiting class size to maintain social distancing and screening children daily upon arrival. Limited spaces are available. We are following all CDC guidance on sanitizing, social distancing, and screening practices. The health and safety of our families is our primary concern. For more information on how we're doing this, check out our RESOURCE PAGE.

Updated March 3, 2021


The Armed Services YMCA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves currently serving military members and their families. In 2019, we engaged more than 250,000 participants and delivered more than 1.3 million points of service to junior enlisted Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and family members at 200 service centers in 18 states. Whether providing respite child care for parents in need, summer camps for kids or assisting with emergency needs, the Armed Services YMCA is a nonprofit with a mission: Strengthening Our Military Family®. Visit our website to see how you can join us in supporting military families.



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