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Before & Afterschool Care

Virginia Beach’s Department of Parks and Recreation offers a variety of before and after care programs for children. Many of these programs are conveniently held at your child’s school. Click to learn more.

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Playful Learning

Blocks

Blocks

Experience with blocks can be academically beneficial for a child. Recognition of sizes and shapes is usually followed by a desire to articulate or talk about them. Grouping, adding, subtracting and even multiplying with blocks is a great way for preschoolers and kindergartners to develop math skills. Older children might use blocks to make playful, early experiments with gravity, balance and geometry.