The Five Star Kids Academy at the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads offers school-age care in a safe and reliable learning-focused environment. Our before and after-school program supports 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.
The Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads Five Star Kids Academy offers school-age care to children ages 5 through 12 in a safe and reliable learning-focused environment.
Armed Services YMCA offers affordable and accessible, quality child care programs for military children. Our trained, dedicated, and caring staff offer school-age care to children ages 5 through 12 a safe and reliable learning-focused environment. Our program prepares students for future success by supporting both cognitive development and social-emotional growth with opportunities for enrichment and connection in a safe, clean, and healthy setting.
Military families have an overwhelming need for child care. Affordable child care can increase a military family’s financial security and well-being, allowing service members to stay focused on their mission and providing spouses and partners the opportunity to work and pursue education. With military spouse unemployment rates averaging six times that of the national average, accessible, quality child care is vital to military family readiness and resilience.
Access to affordable, reliable, and high-quality child care opportunities provide families with financial stability and family resilience. For military families in particular, child care is essential to the mission readiness of the service member and to the employment of the military spouse.
Additionally, children enrolled in Five Star Kids Academy receive:
Elementary “A” Schools:
Elementary “B” Schools:
To reserve placement in our Five Star Kids Academy, You will need to complete the steps listed below. Supporting documents, forms, and online portal links are listed in the Enrollment Resources section below.