Focused on literacy, family & fun

My Joy Learning Center and Childcare is a community-oriented, family-focused program conveniently located in the heart of Norfolk, Virginia. We are proud to be family owned and operated! 


We have created a stimulating learning environment that develops each child socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. We are especially devoted to teaching literacy skills, instilling in your child a lifelong love of reading. 

We give children:

  • Strong, positive character

  • An understanding of the world around them

  • Effective methods to communicate their thoughts and feelings

  • Inspiration to become lifelong learners

  • An ability to think creatively through role play, interacting socially and engaging in free-play

  • An understanding of the propose of rules and the ability to follow such or deal effectively and positively with the consequences of their actions

  • The ability to resolve their own problems through sharing and interacting with their peers

  • Some basic academic skills to introduce them to preschool concepts


Norfolk • Chesapeake

lifelong learners

Accepting families with subsidies

affordable tuition


Site I: Norfolk

Located in Downtown Norfolk, My Joy serves children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. As part of Norfolk's Park Place community, we are close to Ghent, Granby Street, Monticello Avenue, the YMCA and Norfolk Zoo.

Site II: Chesapeake

Located near Compostella in Chesapeake, My Joy serves children ages 12 months to 12 years. At this newest location, we're working hard to form strong partnerships with our neighbors and support families in myriad ways—including exciting family activities. 

How We're Handling COVID-19

In addition to our longstanding health and safety policies of frequent handwashing and sterilizing surfaces, we are also conducting daily temperature checks and requiring our staff to wear masks. For more information about the state and health system responses to the pandemic, visit:

Virginia Governor's Office

Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters