Child Development Centers

Welcome to the TCC Child Development Centers, a collaboration with the YWCA South Hampton Roads

Support services for students at Tidewater Community College include licensed child care. We are proud to partner with the YWCA South Hampton Roads, which has provided quality child care in our communities for over 25 years.

TCC’s Child Development Centers provide care that is:

  • high quality
  • affordable
  • convenient

Group of children sitting on the floor at a child care facilityFull-time (4 hours or more) or part-day (less than 4 hours) care is provided for children as young as 2½ years who are potty trained up to 6 years of age. Drop-in care is also available.

All TCC Child Development Centers operated by the YWCA South Hampton Roads are fully licensed by the State of Virginia Department of Social Services. 

TCC students receive priority registration for their children. Employees, contracted vendors and the community may register children on a limited, space available basis.


  • Chesapeake Campus, Chesapeake Student Center, Room 110
  • Norfolk Campus, Norfolk Student Center, Room 213
  • Portsmouth Campus, Portsmouth Student Center, Room E101
  • Virginia Beach Campus, Lynnhaven Building, Room E153

You don't have to be taking classes on a particular campus to use the Child Development Center on that campus. You only need to be a currently enrolled TCC student. And your child can receive care either while you're in class or at work.

TCC Child Development Centers - current rates

Types of care and hours of operation

  • Full-time (4-5 days per week)
  • Part-time (1-3 days per week)

Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Centers operate on TCC’s academic calendar and observe the college's weather closings.

More registration information is below. Please be sure to provide the required documents so that the registration process goes smoothly.

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Or contact the TCC Information Center
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Registration hours and locations

Chesapeake Campus: Call 757-822-5052, email Arriale Edwards, or stop in Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Norfolk Campus: Call 757-822-1562, email Jatia Wade or stop in Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Portsmouth Campus: Call 757-822-2125, email Jean Cromartie, or stop in Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Enter by the TCC Child Development Center main entrance, located on the left side of the Portsmouth Student Center.

Virginia Beach Campus: Call 757-822-7282, email Shawnda Cole, or stop in Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Registrations are also accepted weekdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the YWCA South Hampton Roads, 5215 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23508

IMPORTANT: You must provide several required forms in order to register your child the TCC Child Development Centers. Some require both an original and a copy. Details are below.

Payment methods
  • Check (payable to YWCA of SHR)
  • Money order (payable to YWCA of SHR)
  • Cashier’s check (payable to YWCA of SHR)

You may also use your student financial aid. Complete the Authorization to Pay Child Care Charges from Financial Aid Sources.

Documents required for registration

You must provide the following documents at the time of registration. Please note certain documents require both the original and a copy.

  • Child Care Registration Form
  • original and 1 copy of child’s 3-page School Health Form (Physical and  Immunization Record). The immunization record must be signed by a physician or designee. Forms without the correct signatures will NOT be accepted.


  • Child's original birth certificate for viewing.

If requesting an income-based reduced rate, provide the following:

  • Your most recent 1040 Federal Income Tax Return. If you filed "Married Filing Separately," provide both returns.

and ANY of the following that apply to you:

  • Last 2 pay stubs/LES (military)
  • Social Security or disability statement
  • If self-employed, your most recent Business Income Tax Return
  • Documentation of any federal assistance such as food stamps, rent subsidy, or Aid to Dependent Children, TANF
  • Child Support Agreement
  • From myTCC-Student Center, a printout of your Financial Aid Award Notice or screenshot of anticipated SIS Loan Offers and Awards page.

A nonrefundable registration fee of $45 per child or $95 per family is due at the time of registration. Make your check payable to YWCA SHR.

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Student Services Offices

Chesapeake Campus

Dean James Edwards

Pass Building, Room 146
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: 757-822-5115

Norfolk Campus

Dean Emanuel Chestnut

Andrews Building
315 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-822-1585

Portsmouth Campus

Dean Dana Singleton

Building A, Room 150B
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 757-822-2180

Virginia Beach Campus

Dean Marilyn Hodge

Building B (Bayside), Room B112
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 757-822-7244