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

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OPERATION LITTLE LEARNERS

A program created by the Armed Services YMCA, Operation Little Learners (OLL) provides a supportive environment for both parents and children to learn, connect and grow. This parent-and-me preschool readiness program is open to all military dependents ages 18 months to 5 years. OLL understands that parents are a child's first and best teacher. This program equips parents with the tools they need to help their child develop and grow while also giving both parent and child an opportunity for connection and community. 

Military life can be hard. Multiple moves before a child reaches school age can create a variety of challenges including inconsistent educational opportunities and lack of community. OLL empowers parents to actively guide their child's early education. It also gives both parent and child an opportunity to build community with other military families who understand their unique situation. The curriculum emphasizes fine motor skills, letter recognition, sensory play and opportunities for social development. Each session runs twice per week for thirteen weeks. The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads currently has four sessions running in locations in Virginia Beach and Norfolk.

Class sessions are two hours long. The first hour of each session is an educational experience. During the second half of the session, children get to participate in Kids Club, an opportunity for structured free play. Once per week, parents have the opportunity to participate in either Zumba or yoga (with certified instructors) while their children participate in Kids Club. Operation Little Learners understands that parents need support and connection just as much as their kiddos!

Operation Little Learners results in parents and children that are stronger and more resilient, who not only develop and grow due to the organized curriculum, but also connect to a support network filled with other moms and dads experiencing the same military life challenges. With a focus on phonics, writing, science, and math skills, participants graduate feeling prepared for kindergarten and having established a foundation for future social and academic success. 

OLL PROGRAM REGISTRATION

All program participants must have an Armed Services YMCA Membership. Memberships are FREE to all active duty service members and their dependents.

Activate your FREE membership today!

OPERATION LITTLE LEARNERS VB

10AM - 12PM | MON & WEDS

VIRGINIA BEACH REGIONAL OFFICE

1465 LAKESIDE ROAD, VIRGINIA BEACH

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THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS ARE OPEN EXCLUSIVELY TO LINCOLN MILITARY HOUSING RESIDENTS IN THE HAMPTON ROADS AREA.

NORFOLK POINTE 

10AM - 12PM | TUES & THURS

NORFOLK POINTE COMMUNITY CENTER, NORFOLK

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WADSWORTH SHORES

10AM - 12PM | MON & WEDS

OCEANA COMMUNITY CENTER, VIRGINIA BEACH

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WHITEHURST FARMS

10AM - 12PM | MON & WEDS

WHITEHURST FARMS COMMUNITY CENTER, NORFOLK

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MARCH FAMILY FUN FIELD TRIP

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Each month, Operation Little Learners plans a Family Fun Field Trip in Hampton Roads. This program is FREE and open to ALL military families and their dependents. You must register in advance to save your spot. Participants must be signed up for their FREE Armed Services YMCA membership before registering.

READ ABOUT ALL THE FUN WE HAD AT FUNVILLE DURING OUR FEBRUARY LITTLE LEARNERS FIELD TRIP...

 

OPERATION LITTLE LEARNERS IS HIRING!

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Do you love working with curious and creative kiddos?

Do you have a heart for young learners and military families?

Are you looking for flexible part-time employment? 

We need YOU at Operation Little Learners. We are currently hiring for facilitators in multiple locations. For the full job listing and to apply, please view the full listing on Indeed.com.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

We love our volunteers! Contact Tessa Davis at 757-363-1884 or tdavis@asymca.org for more information!

MARCH CRAFT & CONVERSATION

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Each month, Operation Little Learners hosts a Craft & Conversation. This program is FREE and open to ALL military families and their dependents. You must register in advance to save your spot for this event. Participants must be signed up for their FREE Armed Services YMCA membership before registering.

Find out more or register for this month's Craft & Conversation...

 

 

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

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