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Five Star Kids Pre-K

At the Five Star Kids Pre-K, children will use crayons and puzzles instead of computers and projectors and joyfully conduct storytime on our spacious  NEW playground (currently under construction). Additionally, they will enjoy a creativity-driven classroom with child-sized tables, toys, and books conducive to learning. Along with the two co-teachers, our lead Pre-K teacher will develop weekly lesson plans around our fantastic Big Day in Pre-K curriculum to ignite the curiosity and growth within our Pre-K.

Five Star Kids Pre-K2

The Five Star Kids Pre-K Four-Year-Old Program, at the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads, offers “full day” and “school day” classes for children who turn 4 years old on or before Sept. 30 of the school year for which they are applying. Each child's growth will be monitored through observations, portfolio documentation, developmental checklists, and the use of assessment data to ensure all students are meeting important learning milestones. Children will be prepared for a successful transition to kindergarten while they become independent, enthusiastic, and self-confident learners.

        • Positive, caring, and respectful relationships with highly-qualified teachers;

        • A clean, welcoming, and well-organized classroom where children can flourish academically and meet personal developmental milestones;

        • Opportunities for structured and free-play where children connect and build lasting friendships;

        • Parents’ peace of mind, knowing their greatest assets are safe, happy, and valued;

        • Open communication where parents are partners, ensuring the greatest possible growth and development for their child(ren);

        • Our High-quality curriculum is also used by the City of Virginia Beach Public School Pre-K program to meet the needs of each student; and

        • Wrap-Around Care, if needed, to provide full daycare for an additional fee.*

ASYMCA Standard Tuition:

8:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. (School Day)

$6,650 ($175/week for 38 weeks) 

6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Wrap-Around Care)

*$2,280 ($60/week for 38 weeks)

ASYCMA Scholarship Tuition:

8:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. (School Day)

$4,750 ($125/week for 38 weeks) 

6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Wrap-Around Care)

*$2,280 ($60/week for 38 weeks)

*Wrap-Around Care allows for drop-off between 6:30 am with pick-up at 5:30 pm for a weekly fee of $60 in addition to the School Day rate and contracted per semester.

Need Assistance Paying for Tuition?

The ASYMCA is proud to partner as an affiliate member of Child Care Aware of America. All active-duty Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps Families in Hampton Roads are encouraged to apply online for Child Care Aware of America tuition assistance.

A registration fee of $50.00, plus the first week’s tuition is due and payable upon enrollment. The registration fee is non-refundable.

For your convenience, 38 weekly installments may be made. Our program runs 40 weeks, but no charges will be applied/collected for one week during Christmas and for Spring Break.


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 For more information on School-Age Care at the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads, please contact Tessa Davis, Early Learning Director via email at tdavis@asymca.org or (757) 363-1884.

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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 May 17, 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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