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TCC will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Child Care

Child care while you take care of your studies

Tidewater Community College understands that quality child care is important to helping you achieve your goals. Especially when you are balancing school, work, and other responsibilities.

Thanks to a grant from the Federal Department of Education, TCC is able to offer the TCC Child Care Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Scholarship. The TCC CCAMPIS Scholarship allows students to care for their children, while they pursue their dreams of higher education.

The TCC CCAMPIS Scholarship provides TCC students the ability to receive high quality child minding at local National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited childcare centers. 

The scholarship is only good for the semester awarded. Students who want ongoing assistance need to reapply for the scholarship each semester.

TCC on Campus Child Development Centers are Open to students, staff and the public and accepting 2 1/2 to 5 year olds!

If you are interested in your child attending fill out an enrollment form.

Mission and Values

The mission of TCC Child Development Centers is to create a stimulating and nurturing environment where children of all abilities, regardless of socio-economic or cultural background, can grow and learn together. We accomplish this by committing to high-quality early education and care. This mission is carried out daily by highly trained staff, low teacher/child ratios, and specialized curriculum. 


TCC Child Development Centers philosophy is based on a belief that children of all abilities benefit from an inclusive environment, emphasizing acceptance of individual differences and ability levels.  We are committed to implementing developmentally appropriate practices that meet the needs of your child. It is our program’s philosophy that children learn through:

  • Solid Teacher-Child Interactions and Relationships
  • Social- Emotional Competence
  • Constructive, Experimental and Purposeful Play
  • Knowledge grows as children make discoveries in a linguistically, child-centered. and cognitively rich environment 

Benefit language:

  • Safe environment
  • Flexible care 
  • Affordable
  • Availability of care
  • Our location is convenient (Open on Norfolk and Portsmouth Campuses)
  • Drop-In – Work with student schedule
  • Offer part-time care
  • Subsidy vendor

Point of Contacts:

TCC Child Development Center
Portsmouth Campus
Claudia Martinez, 757-822-2269

TCC Child Development Center
Norfolk Campus
Jayla Tisdale, 757-822-1108