Our Centers

Philosophy

We accept childhood as a specific state in human development. We maintain appropriate expectations and ensure a safe, healthy, nurturing child-focused environment. We recognize that learning is a lifelong and continuous process. We provide experiences that enable learners to advance to a higher level of competency. We understand how children grow and learn. We facilitate activities and environments that utilize the best practices for each child’s age, ability, and interest level. We support and respect close family relationships. We encourage family involvement and provide resources to foster positive family interactions. We value the individual strengths and talents of children and adults. We assess each person’s capabilities and incorporate these abilities in agency functions, organizations, training, and classroom activities. We assist children and adults as they develop positive self concepts. We establish relationships based on mutual trust and respect. We involve and include community resources. We organize field trips into the community. We schedule local organizations and professionals to share their expertise with our children, staff, and families. We work with the media and political groups to advocate for children’s rights.  

Our Pre-K Program

In a facility designed for children, nurturing and attentive teachers plan and implement exciting activities. Each day, preschoolers select materials that encourage them to explore, create, cooperate, and gain independence. Children create masterpieces, meet and mingle with new friends, cook and taste food from different cultures, dance to the classics, discover the stars, pretend to be doctors, firefighters, police officers, bankers, and chairs of the board! They practice new words of a foreign language, stretch their muscles in gymnastics, and harvest the vegetables from the gardens they have planted.  

Our Curriculum*

Child-Oriented Activities Gardening Reasoning Skills for Problem Solving Verbal and Written Expression Money Sense Music Art Gymnastics Field Trips Cooking Sign Language Spanish Drama Language Arts / Reading Readiness Math / Numbers Astronomy Botany / Zoology Geometry Social and Emotional Development Woodworking Computers*Activities may vary by location

 

Play, Grow, and Have Fun!

Summer fun sizzles at Children’s Harbor Camps. Day campers experience a different theme each week, visit exciting places, explore the community, create unique projects, gain new skills, and make new friends. Weekly themed activities, community adventures, and engaging in house events. Full/Part time schedules and scholarships available.  

 

Dear Parents!

Need to take your child in for a physical? Now, you can download the form right here on Children's Harbor Website!

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ENROLL your child

Would you like to enroll your child at Children’s Harbor? Click here to complete the Request for Child Care form. Contact the center of your choice for specific details. For general questions, contact us at 757.397.2981 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Location

Children’s Harbor Chesapeake
2400 Strawberry Lane
Chesapeake VA 23324-3113
(757) 543-4221

Children’s Harbor Ghent
1900 Llewellyn Avenue
Norfolk VA 23517-2233
(757) 622-0900

Children’s Harbor Olde Towne
620 London Street
Portsmouth VA 23704-2402
(757) 397-2980

Children’s Harbor Suffolk
1020 Champions Way
Suffolk VA 23435-3728
(757) 483-2693