13010 Mitchell Point Road, Newport News, VA 23602

Early Learning Center

Welcome to DBCS Early Learning Center.

It is our aim to respect the family as the primary and most important caregiver in a child's life; therefore, we partner with parents in a child's care and education. We provide experiences that enrich and enhance a child's spiritual, mental, physical and social development. We offer a hands on, active curriculum to children two-and-a-half to four years of age. Half-day and Full-day schedules are available, as well as Extended Care (Early Care, Afternoon Care, and After School Care).

Our teachers are first and foremost servants of God who seek His guidance and wisdom when working with each child. The curriculum is Bible based, age appropriate, and fun. Teachers provide experiences that are loving, supportive, encouraging, and responsive to each child's individual learning needs. Every day a child is supported in using creative expression, critical thinking, decision making, and problem-solving skills. It is our prayer that we will instill a love of learning and encourage each child's journey toward knowing and serving God. Please call the office (757.249.2654) to set up a tour of our ELC.


Hours of Operation
  • M - F ~ 6:30am to 6:00pm.
  • Early Care ~ 6:30am - 8:00am.
  • Enrichment ~ 8:00am - 11:30am.
  • Afternoon Care ~ 11:30am - 3:00pm.
  • Extended Care ~ 3:00pm - 6:00pm.

Age Guidelines

Children must be at least 2 1/2 years of age and be potty-trained to enter the E3 program. Children must 4 years old as of September 30th of the current year to participate in the E4 program.

Licensing Status

DBCS ELC complies with all laws and regulations pertaining to health and sanitation, water supply, building codes, statewide fire prevention codes, and criminal background checks.


The "Summer Fun" program begins from the end of May to the week before school begins. It includes several field trips, water play, and an emphasis on outdoor fun.