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RIF Selects Children’s Harbor for Literacy Grant to Help South Hampton Roads Children Funds Raised through Macy’s Be Book Smart Campaign to Benefit Local Literacy Efforts   Portsmouth, VA  November 9, 2012—Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy nonprofit, selected Children’s Harbor to receive a $4807.00 grant for free book distributions and literacy activities benefitting the children and families enrolled in their Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Suffolk programs. The funds were raised during RIF’s 2012 Be Book Smart campaign in partnership with Macy’s.  

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July 16, 2012

It is with a heavy heart that I share tragic news of an infant death on Friday July 13, 2012. This is especially difficult for our staff because the child did attend Children’s Harbor, but was not in attendance the day of his death. The cause of death is still under investigation.

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February 2, 2012

Children’s Harbor announced today that the South Hampton Roads center has received a $1 million Batten Endowment Challenge administered by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.  The gift is made possible by Jane Batten, a Virginia Beach philanthropist and wife of the late Frank Batten Sr., former chairman of Landmark Communications. It establishes an endowment fund at the foundation to benefit Children’s Harbor forever.

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February 1, 2012

Children’s Harbor was awarded a $10,000 grant to fund their early childhood education activities. Children’s Harbor offers high quality, age-appropriate child care services for the children of working parents, according to each family’s ability to pay.

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January 25, 2012

Children’s Harbor was featured on page 3 of The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia’s newsletter. The children from Ghent center made a donation of 554 items to the Foodbank in November, 2011.  Thank you for being so generous with your donation!  Read the article below:

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia Newsletter

January 8, 2012

Toni Cacace-Beshears, CEO of Children’s Harbor, was featured in the Virginian Pilot article regarding Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposal to eliminate agencies, consolidate offices and deregulate industries as he pushes to save the state more than $2 million a year.

Virginian Pilot article:  Time to Trim


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Our History

  • Norfolk Day Nursery 1911-1975
  • Day Care & Child Development Centers of Tidewater, Inc. 1975-1990
  • Early Works, Inc. 1990-1994
  • Tidewater Child Care Association 1974-1994
  • Children's Harbor 1994-Present

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