Youth Programs

ABOUT US

Our Mission: Providing opportunities for building social character, promoting healthy lifestyles, and developing creative thinking through recreation and leisure activities.

Our Vision: To become the premier destination for out-of-school time care.

Youth Programs is the ideal place for children to develop social skills in a caring, compassionate environment.  We foster ‘teachable moments’ where children learn how to interact in a group setting.  We like to call it a 1:10 scale of society!

List of Programs

Are you looking for a before and after school program that is a fun and safe place for your kids to be?

Newport News Parks and Recreation-Youth Programs is the place to be! We offer a great program that gives kids the opportunity to be active, create, make friends and more all while in a safe and fun environment. We make sure that all of our activities are structured in accordance with the Virginia Department of Social Services guidelines. We take great strides in keeping our programs’ licenses up to date so that you can feel comfortable in knowing that you’re receiving a quality childcare experience at an affordable price. Our staff have many years of experience working with kids of all ages. Our program includes care from 6 A.M. to the start of school and then from school dismissal to 6:30 P.M. where we provide an afternoon snack/supper.

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These programs are available for hildren ages 3 to 5. Children must be potty-trained and not enrolled in kindergarten.

The full day early childhood care program is a Virginia state licensed child day center program at:

These programs follow an early childhood curriculum, encourage enrichment programs throughout the day, offer conflict resolution and outdoor play, afternoon nap time along with an afternoon snack.

Open 6 am – 6:30 pm.

Youth Programs knows that today’s world is full of competing stimuli simply vying for your child’s attention. We make sure that all of our activities are structured in accordance with the Virginia Department of Social Services guidelines. We take great pains to keep our programs’ licenses up to date so that you can be comfortable in knowing that you’re getting quality care at an affordable price.

Prior to registering for our program, please be sure to download and fully complete a Medication Consent Form and a Allergy Plan Form, if applicable. When the form is fully completed, upload it in the system via parent portal or hand carry it into your child’s site.
School Entrance Health Forms.pdf Written Medication Consent Form Allergy Action Plan Form.pdf

Registrations are not complete until you have turned in all required documentation: Verification of birth certificate, shot records, school entrance physical form, and completed and approved online registration packet.

Please note we must have an updated physical when:
1. The child is in the Early Childhood Program.
2. The child is transitioning from the Early Childhood Program to Kindergarten.
3. The child is transitioning to the 6th grade.

Register for the 2022 “Summer Consolidation”

Register for the 2022 “George S. Green Summer Camp”

Register for the “2022 Youth Programs Summer Camp”

Youth Programs Office

700 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606

(757) 926-1400