Child Care


The North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education says (DCDEE): “One of the most important decisions you will ever make as a parent is choosing quality child care for your child. Every child is special and unique, and deserves the best start possible. Studies reveal that a high quality child care program will better prepare children for school, increasing their chances for success.”

We believe an informed consumer is an educated consumer. The DCDEE website provides invaluable information for parents, guardians and caregivers. The search for a childcare facility option on the DCDEE homepage allows you to search by facility name, city, county or zip code. The zip code option allows you to see a list of all state licensed facilities in one easy step: (you may also select a childcare center below and be taken directly to its listing)

  • Once you select and click on a facility name, you will be taken to a new screen with basic information on the facility. At the top of that screen are seven option tabs. We recommend you click on the DCDEE Visits tab.
  • From there you will be taken to a new screen displaying all announced and unannounced visits. Each visit will indicate the date of the visit, type of visit and violations status. DCDEE lists all visits with violations in red type.
  • Click on the violation to open a new screen with details of the violations.
  • On this screen you can review a summary of the violations and then at the bottom of the violations will be a green button that will take you to the detailed report of the visit.
  • If the green button is not present, but violations were, you can request a copy from the childcare facility when you visit. DCDEE regulations require that all facilities provide a copy of reports on request.

It’s important to note that violations don’t necessarily mean you need to rule a facility out. Most facilities correct violations immediately and many do so on the spot while the inspector is present. Being an informed parent and consumer allows you to be in partnership with the facility where you enroll your child. A well run facility will welcome your bringing possible issues, concerns or violations to their attention.

We do not endorse any childcare facilities, but rather leave selection up to a well informed community. Below are both licensed and unlicensed facilities in our area:

North Carolina Licensed

Facility NameContact InformationLicense
MOYOCK, NC 27958
(252) 435-0596
GS 110-106
MOYOCK, NC 27958
(252) 435-9226
Three Star Center License

Virginia Department of Social Services – Child Care

Not all child day care programs in Virginia are required to be licensed. A child day care program in Virginia refers to a regularly operating service arrangement for children where, during the absence of a parent or guardian, a person or organization has agreed to assume responsibility for the supervision, protection, and well-being of a child under the age of 13 for less than a twenty-four-hour period.

There are two types of child day care programs: Out-of-home care (Center-Based) and in-home care (Family-Based) in a private home.
These two types of care can be further broken down into:

  • Licensed
  • Unlicensed (but regulated)
  • Approved; and
  • Unlicensed and Unregistered

Licensed child day care programs are inspected at least twice per year. They have requirements for background checks, training/orientation, and health and safety.

Virginia Licensed

None convenient to the Chesapeake Expressway (168) corridor.

Virginia Unlicensed

Immanuel Baptist Church
1012 North Battlefield Boulevard
(757) 410-7291
Oak Grove United Methodist Church
472 North Battlefield Boulevard
(757) 410-2251
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