About Us

Who We Are

The Children’s Center of Kempsville has been providing quality, affordable preschool and before and after school care in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach since 1997. C.C.O.K is open year round, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The academic curriculum is taught September through May. Our Summer Camp program is available June, July, and August.

Our Mission

The mission of The Children’s Center of Kempsville is to provide a safe, nurturing, fun and educational environment in a unique small group open classroom setting.  Here, children ages 2 to 8, can receive individual attention and develop a love of learning and a positive self image.

Our Philosophy

Early childhood is the most critical period in human growth and development, for it is the period when the foundation for learning is established. During these early years, learning experiences for children must be diverse, creative, and carefully planned based on sound principles of child development. In keeping with this philosophy, The Children’s Center of Kempsville provides an environment where children can:

  • Grow and develop at their own rate

  • Develop a positive self-image

  • Learn to handle their emotions in an appropriate way

  • Act on their environment

  • Develop a sense of personal responsibility

  • Learn to trust and care about those around them


“CCOK is such a wonderful place with an exceptional staff. It’s so nice knowing my son is in such a great environment surrounded by great people. Worth every penny!! Not our first school our son has been to but by far the best!! Staff @ CCOK is like family!!”

Carla, mother of a 2 year old