What Makes Us Special

We're proud to be a Virginia Quality child care center in Norfolk and Chesapeake! By participating in the Virginia Quality rating and improvement program, we've shown our dedication to continually improving the experience we offer children. It also shows that we are more than just a licensed daycare center (regulated by Department of Social Services).


As a Virginia Quality participant, we answer to an organization that looks beyond safety measures for proof that we provide meaningful support for children's learning and growth, as well as providing us with materials and mentoring for any areas where we could be even better. It's peace of mind for parents!

Other Ways Our Centers Shine

  • Specializing in Infant Care

  • Before/After School Care

  • Participatant in USDA Food Program

  • Competitive Rates

  • Staff with Infant/Toddler Credentials

  • Staff with Child Development Credentials

  • Licensed by the Department of Social Services

  • Accepts VDSS Subsidy Payments

  • Fun, Nurturing and Educational Environment

  • Affordable Rates

  • Clean and Open Facility

  • Strong Safety Practices (including doors always locked)

  • CPR/First Aid Trained Staff

Mission & Vision

The Mission of Light Years Child Development Center is to embrace each teachable moment as an opportunity to stimulate, develop and enhance the individual uniqueness of each child. 

Our Vision: Light Years Child Development Center emphasizes the development of the total child.  We encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional and social aspects of each child.  Each child will be viewed as a unique individual and experiences will be planned to meet their needs.

Conveniently Located

Our Norfolk and Chesapeake child care centers are only minutes apart from each other, and located close to I-264, just one mile from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. We're also close to Downtown Norfolk (just over 2 miles) and minutes to the Portsmouth Tunnel. We're also close to South Norfolk (Berkley), Berkley Bridge and Chesapeake. 

Our Before & After School Care serves Campostella Elementary School and St. Helena Elementary School, and is minutes from Berkley Campostella Early Education Center.