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.
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:
- Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
- Denbigh Community Center
- Watkins Early Childhood Center
- Denbigh Early Childhood Center
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”
Inclement Weather & Consolidations
In case of inclement weather, Youth Programs may change its hours and/or consolidate to Brittingham-Midtown Community Center. If there is a delay, Youth Programs operates on the same delay, i.e. for a one-hour delay, Youth Programs will open at 7:00am. If schools close, we will operate from 8:00am – 5:30pm at Brittingham Midtown Community Center. When it is announced that the City of Newport News Offices will close, Youth Programs will also close. Please remember to provide Lunch and Snacks for Inclement Weather Consolidation Days. For more information/clarification of operations during a storm or inclement weather, check with www.nnparksandrec.org, www.facebook.com/ypnewportnews, or check your center’s voicemail for general
Consolidations & School Closings
All weekly users will pay no additional charge for full days. For half days, weekly users will be covered for the
session that they have paid for. For example, morning only users will not pay additional fees for morning delays.
However, if coming back in the afternoon, these users will pay for a full time week if they choose to use an
afternoon session. Afternoon only users will not pay additional fees for half days, however if they need to attend a morning session for any reason, they will pay the full time rate for the week. Full time users will not pay additional fees for half days.
During NNPS teacher workdays Youth Programs will operate at Brittingham-Midtown Community Center &
Denbigh Community Center from 6:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M.
During OLMC teacher workdays Youth Programs will operate at OLMC from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Winter Break Programs will operate at Brittingham-Midtown Community Center from 6:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Spring Break Programs and Summer Camp consolidation will operate at Brittingham-Midtown Community Center & Denbigh Community Center from 6:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M.
*During Winter, Spring and Summer consolidations; all participants must be pre-registered. Account holders will log onto their parent portal account, change the site to Denbigh Community Center or Brittingham-Midtown Community Center along with the date desired and proceed with successfully enrolling your participant. The system will prompt you to remit full payment at time of enrollment and there are no refunds during any consolidation programs. On certain holidays Youth Programs may consolidate further based upon anticipated participant numbers. Consolidation sites may change based upon unforeseen circumstances or special situations, i.e. Election Day.