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2024-25 federal grant information presented to Virginia Beach School Board

The Virginia Beach School Board received information about proposed federal grant applications at its May 14 meeting. For the 2024-25 school year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) would receive approximately $21.1 million in formula grant funds through programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach names Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. superintendent

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent. 

Logo Virginia Beach City Public Schools Charting the Course

Hundreds of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students will participate in the 16th Annual African American Male Summit on Jan. 20 at Frank W. Cox High School. Boys in grades six through 12 will share ideas with each other and with adult community members on topics such as student leadership, community involvement, relationship-building, and physical and mental well-being.

Early Childhood Education


Are you a creative person who loves children? Check out Early Childhood Education, a two-year, six credit program, where you will learn many of the skills the education and childcare professions are seeking in qualified candidates! You will learn in a lab preschool with 3 and 4 year-olds , and you may have the opportunity to intern in local elementary schools, preschools, and daycare centers!

This is an exciting two-year course for students interested in careers which involve working with children. The program focuses on the study of child development, the preparation of early childhood learning activities, and career investigation. Students will learn how to write and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans, and prepare a professional portfolio. Students will gain hands-on experience through working in our on-site preschool classroom for children ages 3-5 years old. The preschool runs October – June and students will develop skills in guidance techniques, teaching language arts and math, artistic expression, and planning activities in the interest centers as they work with the preschool children. Second year students in the program may be eligible to intern at a childcare center or elementary school to further develop their skills and knowledge. Participation in FCCLA is included in the program along with opportunities to compete in State and National events. Students also prepare for earning their CDA (Child Development Associate). Students will prepare for the following credentials or certifications: National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Assessment- Early Childhood Education; and the Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination. The Child Development Associate (CDA) is optional. After finishing the program, students will receive a certificate of completion and have earned 1080 hours of preschool instruction and experience. Students are also eligible to be considered for the Future Teachers scholarship which awards the winner a teaching contract with VBCPS upon completion of a 4-year degree.

In addition to going straight to the work force, our graduates have many options after successfully completing their courses! Further your education at a community college, technical school or university:

TCC: AAS Early Childhood Education
NSU: attend TCC for 3 years and finish the fourth year at NSU and get a BS in Education!
Most, if not all, universities offer programs in education!


Elementary School Teacher
Early Childhood Teacher
Au Pair
Parks and Rec Counselor
Child Daycare Teacher
Home Daycare Provider
Teacher Assistant
Special Education Teacher
Education Administrator


All students at the Tech Center have the option to obtain an internship towards the end of their experience here. The philosophy is that there is invaluable knowledge and experience to be gained working side-by-side with a professional in an actual environment. Below are some of the great internships our students have had, thanks to Early Childhood Education!

The following elementary schools and preschools have welcomed our interns and provided them with hands-on experience in a real classroom as teaching assistants and library assistants:

Alanton Elementary School
Centerville Elementary School
Chirstopher Farms Elementary School
College Park Elementary School Corporate Landing ES
John B, Dey ES
Glenwood ES
Green Run ES
Kempsville ES
Kings Grant ES
Landstown ES
Luxford ES
Newtown Road ES
North Landing ES
Ocean Lakes ES
Pembroke ES
Princess Anne ES
Providence ES
Red Mill ES
Rosemont Forest ES
Strawbridge ES
Tallwood ES
Thalia ES
Thoroughgood ES

Instructors: Daphne Lovely and Lisa Embrey