Our Centers

More than a century of quality early care and education.

Children’s Harbor began shaping young minds in 1911. Hundreds of young children have been afforded the opportunity to gain confidence and leadership qualities through our superior early education and programs. We consider ourselves a leader in the early-care and education industry, particularly here in Hampton Roads and on the Eastern Shore.

Success doesn’t happen by accident. Over time we have honed our practices and are committed to keeping our curriculum and teaching processes updated.


By being associated with and evaluated by educational accreditation organizations, we can maintain our high standards of teaching to provide the best education for the children we serve. The accreditation process helps us to identify areas where we excel and where we have opportunities for improvement. This self-directed achievement ensures that we remain at the forefront of early childhood development and education.

  • NAEYC Accredited. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional organization that works to promote high-quality learning for young people.
  • Virginia Quality Engaged. Virginia Quality is a rating and improvement system that awards levels to center-based and family day home programs based on quality standards and best practices in:
    • The education and qualifications of the staff.
    • The curriculum or intentional teaching approach the program uses to guide children’s learning.
    • The play-based learning environment.
    • High quality teacher-child interactions.