Some quick frequently answered questions (FAQ’s): 

Q: What are the hours of Youth Programs? A: Unless otherwise listed the morning hours run from 6:00 AM until the start of school, while the afternoon is from the close of school until 6:30 PM. 

Q: What are the options for my child?
 A: You can choose AM only, PM only, or AM + PM. With the KIDS Program there is also a full day option.

Q: What schools does Youth Programs operate in? A: (Please note that schools listed AM are the drop off location, while PM is the afternoon/pick up location. Schools listed PM only have only afternoon hours. If there is nothing listed, these sites are AM + PM. All sites subject to change.) BC Charles, Deer Park, Greenwood, Hilton, Kiln Creek, Nelson(AM)/Epes(PM), OLMC (PM Only), Palmer, Richneck(AM)/McIntosh(PM), Riverside(AM)/Hidenwood(PM), Sanford, Saunders, Yates. We are also at Denbigh Early Childhood Center and Watkins Early Childhood Center.

Q: Is there a Middle School program? A: Yes; middle school programs are at the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center (BMCC) and Denbigh Community Center (DCC). The BMCC site operates on an AM and PM schedule; while DCC is PM only (school close until 6:30 PM).

Q: Is there an Early Childhood program
? A: Yes, there is an Early Childhood Program at the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center and the Denbigh Community Center for those 3 and 4 year olds that are not in school.  We are also at Denbigh Early Childhood Center and Watkins Early Childhood Center for those that are in the Early Childhood program offered by Newport News Public Schools. These programs are both AM and PM while the programs at BMCC and DCC are full day.

Q: How do I register? A:  To register for the school year, please visit you will be navigated to the online registration form for you to complete.

Q: Is a parent information handbook available? A: Yes there is!  Please click on the "Before & After School Program" tab on the left. The parent handbook will be located under "Parent Handbooks".

Q: How much does the program cost? A: That depends on the option that you choose. Youth Programs has AM only (6:00 AM - school starts), PM only (school close till 6:30 PM), AM and PM, and Full Day (KIDS) programs with prices starting at $45/week.

The cost structure per week is:

KIDS Program (Brittingham—Midtown Community Center and Denbigh Early Childhood Center):

  • Before School — $45
  • After School — $59
  • AM and PM — $79
  • Full Day (3—4 Year Olds) — $95

Elementary Schools:

  • Before School — $45
  • After School — $59
  • AM and PM — $79

Q: Are there registration fees? A: Yes, they are $40/child and $80/family. 

Q: Is the program on Facebook? Yes. "LIKE" us on Facebook @ Newport News. 

Q: What can you expect? A: When you walk into one of our centers you should see clearly delineated areas of play with talented and capable instructors helping the children have the best experience that they can. Our goal is not only your child’s satisfaction but yours as well. At the end of the day, when you pick up your child, a waiting smile should tell that you chose us for all the right reasons.

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

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

Let’s have a great year together!