Wouldn't it be wonderful if every child had access to the quality early education needed to succeed in school - and in life? Much more than a daycare, Downtown Hampton Child Development Center is a quality preschool where families pay based on income and need. Our NAEYC-accredited programs place us in the top 7% of child care in the country.

Contact Details

  City Hampton, VA
  Zip Code 23666
  Address 60 Battle Rd
  Phone Number (757) 825-6200

From Our Website

We are a nonprofit private early childhood education center serving children from all backgrounds, incomes, and abilities - a wonderful 'melting pot' where everyone learns together, and from eachother. We opened our doors in 1971 and were the first center on the Peninsula to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), placing us in the top 7% of preschools in the country. We serve over 200 children annually, ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Our families come from all over the Peninsula for our unique combination of quality and affordabilty.

For several years DHCDC has teamed up with Hampton University's Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic to provide screenings, evaluations and therapy (as needed) to all of our students, at no cost. DHCDC works with Eastern Virginia Medical School to provide Art Therapy to the children at our Center. Not only does art therapy help children to learn to manage their behavior, develop social skills, and boost self esteem it is also an effective therapeutic tool to help children express themselves in ways that language cannot.