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

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FIVE STAR KIDS ACADEMY

The Five Star Kids Academy, at the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads, will offer school-age care 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 through Stream-based learning activities, educational partnerships, homework support, daily physical activity, opportunities for creativity, engaging lessons, and activities that focus on character development, resilience and more.

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FIVE STAR KIDS PRE-K

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 Dec. 31 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.

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OPERATION LITTLE LEARNERS

Frequent moves and deployments are some of the most impacting stressors of military families. Operation Little Learners offers a setting for children 18 months to 5 years old to make new friendships, build community, handle conflicts, develop children’s cognitive and social skills and encourage an overall healthier and resilient life. Parents and children work together and connect to a support network of other moms and dads experiencing the same military life challenges.

Operation Little Learners Virtual Sessions are happening now! Check out the OLL page for updates on monthly field trips and Craft & Conversation events.

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OPERATION CAMP

Summer Camp is a childhood tradition at the Armed Services YMCA. This year’s theme is SUMMER ADVENTURES! Specially designed for school-age children, ages 5-12, weekly activities and field trips give students a chance to make new friends and strengthen their communication skills while in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. Campers will have opportunities to participate in STREAM and literacy activities to prevent summer slide. A special camp designed for our preteens, ages 10-12, debuts this summer and will have a science and outdoor focus.

Campers won’t want to miss out on these amazing summer experiences!

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OPERATION HERO

Operation Hero is a child-centered, enrichment program specially designed for students in grades 2-5 to meet the unique needs of children from active-duty military families. Engaging lessons help children to gain a better understanding of their parents' sacrifice and demanding service while helping them to realize their essential role in their military family. Virtual sessions are currently taking place to give students opportunities to CONNECT with new friends, provide social-emotional SUPPORT and STRENGHTEN their skills to promote resilience.

SPRING SESSION begins MONDAY, JULY 5, 2022!
SESSIONS FILL UP QUICKLY!
DON'T LET YOUR CHILD MISS OUT! Register TODAY!

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FOOD INSECURITY

Here at the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads, we understand the importance of food insecurity and the impact it can have on our military families day to day life. Those who experience hunger on a regular basis especially school-age children face the risk of chronic illness, behavioral problems, anxiety, and aggression. So, with the assistance and generosity of our local sponsors, community, and volunteers the ASYMCA has programs and services to help put nourishment on the family table.

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FAMILY READINESS GROUP SUPPORT

Family separation by frequent deployments bears a unique challenge to military spouses and children. The ASYMCA of HR facilitates Family Readiness Group (FRG) meetings that foster an environment of information sharing, family support, and opportunities for family members of deployed units to assist one another in overcoming domestic challenges associated with military deployments. 

Our conference room accommodates 30 people and includes a Smart TV, Computer, Microwave, Small Fridge and Coffee Machine.

Reservations: 757-363-1884 or hamptonroads@asymca.org

FRG Members: SIGN IN HERE

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