Kindergarten Programs

Our programs are conveniently located in select Virginia Beach elementary schools and recreation centers and ensure your child is in good hands before or after the school day.
​​​Register Now for 2017/18 School Year Programs​!​​

KinderQuest at Thoroughgood Elementary​​​

We have teamed up with Thoroughgood Elementary School​ to provide out-of-school time care for kindergarten students during the school year…conveniently located within the school! We provide a warm and inviting environment as these children are embarking upon the next phase of their young lives. Our program takes a hands-on approach through activities that emphasize problem solving, creative thinking, and literacy skills. Parents can simply drop off and pick up participants right at the school. Parents will need to supply snacks. Program operates exempt from licensure under State Code §63.2-1715.​ All participants receive an annual Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership!

Registration Requirements: a non-refundable, non-transferrable registration fee of $65 and completion of the Early Childhood School Year Registration Form is due at registration. The remaining payments will be due according to the school year payment schedule. If your child does not meet the age requirements at the time of registration, please call (757) 385-0402 for assistance or register in person at any Virginia Beach Recreation Center.

2017/18 School Year Location​ / Cost / Hours

Available at Thoroughgood​ Elementary School

Recreation Center Kinderbuddies​


​This program is perfect for your Kindergartener! Conveniently located at our recreation center, your child(ren) can explore through hands-on engaging play in a safe environment. Our Licensed Kinderbuddies programs are designed to encourage both individual and group play, creativity, exploration, problem solving and FUN! Program includes developmentally appropriate activities that supports and expands on the concepts that will be introduced in Kindergarten. This program is licensed and regulated by the Virginia Department of Social Services Licensing Division. Snacks are provided; however, children will need to bring their lunch daily. All participants receive an annual Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership!

Registration Requirements: a non-refundable, non-transferrable registration fee of $65 and completion of the Early Childhood School Year Registration Form is due at registration. A copy of your child’s school entrance immunization and physical records and viewing of the original birth certificate is required to be submitted before they may begin attending. The remaining payments will be due according to the school year payment schedule.

2017/18 School Year Locations​ / Cost / Hours

Available at Kempsville and Princess Anne Recreation Centers

Kinderbuddies Transportation 

  • Kempsville Kinderbuddies transportation provided to/from: Fairfield, Indian Lakes, Kempsville, Kempsville Meadows & Providence Elementary Schools​
  • Princess Anne Kinderbuddies transportation provided to/from: Christopher Farms, North Landing, Princess Anne, Red Mill, Strawbridge & Three Oaks Elementary Schools​

 Customer Reviews

​Kinderbuddies at Glenwood Elementary

"We wanted to take a moment to make you aware of how appreciative we are for the Kinderbuddies program. We are a two parent/two child household. We don’t have to tell you how expensive childcare is in this area, but paying for childcare for our 6 year old and an infant is no small bill. We have generally felt ripped off by the whole 'daycare' system.  However, with Kinderbuddies this is the first time we can honestly say we got our money’s worth. The peace of mind we had due to our son remaining at his elementary school and not being transported to a center in the middle of the day was worth the $100/week. The program was enriching, fun and educational. Our lead teacher Antoinette was phenomenal." 

-Devail and Nikki E.

​Kinderbuddies at Princess Anne Recreation Center

"My son was enrolled in the morning program. He always looked forward to going and has learned so much.  If he was offered, I'm sure he would have stayed all day.  He loved all of the counselors, and I think you have a great program.  One of the best experiences yet with Parks and Rec. I just wanted to thank you because I never had to deal with dropping off an unhappy kid, worrying what he was doing, or how he was being cared for. Thanks for a great program.​"

-Renee S.

Kinderbuddies at Thalia Elementary

"While at school, my child spends much of the day in Kinderbuddies. She loves all her teachers, but when asked to pick her favorite, she chose Ms. Candance. She is patient with my daughter and makes learning fun. I am so glad she has a safe, fun learning environment that I can trust her to be in." 
-Allison G.