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Moton Early Childhood Center
339 Old Buckroe Road 23663

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Moton Early Childhood Center

School Year 2021-2022
All pre-kindergarten students must be four years old on or before September 30, 2021.


photo of four school kids huggingEarly Childhood Department strives to provide enriching experiences for young children that will give the best possible start to school readiness. Early intervention, sound practice, and quality service are foundational principles to our programs. 

Children develop an approach to learning through social, physical, and emotional development, combined with ability levels and personal experiences. It is our goal to value each unique approach to learning and offer opportunities for extended growth. Exposing children to new and exciting subject matter, as well as building on past knowledge and experiences provide this great opportunity. The child’s openness, curiosity, attentiveness, imagination, temperament, and cultural diversity are all considered in each experience.

Parents and guardians are integral parts of our programs. They are offered an opportunity to support the success of their child by participating in parent-teacher conferences, parent programs, volunteer programs, and home-school interventions. Community resources are also made available. Throughout the school year, great efforts are made to link school, family, and community.

Pre-Kindergarten Program - Uniforms are not required, there is no charge to attend, and ALL SUPPLIES are provided. Please send your child with a clean change of clothes. 

Our goal is to help support families in as many ways as we can to propel your child's educational experience off to a great start!

preK students on ipadsRegistration 2021-2022

Who’s Eligible
SY21-22 Students must be four on or before September 30 and selected by the eligibility criteria to participate. Students must be fully toilet trained and able to take care of their bathroom needs.

Registration: Beginning March 15, 2021, school and administrative offices will be open to the public by appointment only due to COVID-19. Interested families must call 757-727-2448 to schedule a Pre-K registration appointment.

Items Needed 

1.  Parent Identification
2.  Proof of Residency-only one of the following:

  • Mortgage/lease statement or a current public utilities statement such as water, electric or gas or a residency affidavit (available at any school office)

3.  Income Verification
     Qualifying Incomes must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines click here for details
    a. Military Residents must provide current Leave & Earnings Statement (LES)    
    b. Non-Military Residents must provide one of the following for each employed household member:

  • Income Tax Return (current year)
  • W-2 Form (current year)
  • 2 Pay Statements (2 most current)
  • All other sources of income

4.  Child's State Issued Birth Certificate
5.  One Address for Bus Transportation

  • Must provide name and number of person to put child on & receive child off the bus

Child's Physical and Immunization Records are required to participate. Both forms should be given to the school once your child is accepted. Please call 727-2448 if your child has a current IEP or if you have questions.

Registration Form
• Zoning Information

Hampton City Schools provides a comprehensive early childhood program for children who are four by September 30 who may experience or be exposed to factors that potentially could have a negative impact on their ability to learn.

Locations - HCS Sites: Andrews PreK-8, Burbank Elementary, Langley Elementary, Moton Early Childhood Center, Phenix PreK-8, and Smith Elementary
Contracted Sites: Aberdeen Elementary (Hampton Roads Community Action Program), Mary Peake (Downtown Hampton Child Development Center)

At each location - There is a qualified instructional and support staff, and a certified school nurse. A family service worker provides family support by connecting home and school activities.

In the classroom- Each classroom has a certified early childhood teacher and an instructional assistant. A maximum of 18 students are in each classroom. A developmentally appropriate curriculum is used and aligned with the Virginia Foundation Blocks of Learning: Comprehensive Standards for Four-Year-Olds.

Transportation- Transportation is provided to any Hampton resident. Yellow school buses provide transportation to and from home addresses, childcare providers or day care centers to each pre-kindergarten location.

Pre-K Students with Special Needs: Any child 2-5 years of age needing services for speech, language, or developmental delays may be screened through Hampton City Schools Special Education. Please call 727-2405 for further information.


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As stated in School Board Policy AC and GBA, Hampton City Schools (“HCS”) does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions, status as a veteran, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by law in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  

HCS also prohibits retaliation under School Board Policy GBAB for the purpose of interfering with a person’s rights and/or privileges under federal civil rights laws, which can include: (i) raising concerns with Division personnel about a civil rights violation; (ii) asserting a right or advocating for the rights of a student or employee under federal civil rights laws; or (iii) participating in a complaint investigation or related proceedings. 

All individuals are encouraged to promptly report any incident they believe to be discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of HCS School Board Policy.  All reports should be made to the HCS Compliance Officer, who also serves as the HCS Executive Director of Human Resources and Title IX/ADA Coordinator.  Upon receiving a report of alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the Compliance Officer shall promptly authorize an investigation into the complaint, determine whether the alleged act occurred, and determine whether any action must be taken to end or prevent further harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.  For more information about this process, please review the Formal Resolution Process and/or Informal Resolution Process.    

Should you have any questions about these procedures or the contents of this notice, please contact:

Executive Director of Human Resources
Title IX and ADA Coordinator
Department of Human Resources
One Franklin Street
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-2300



Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge.  The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase.  By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.”  Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper,


HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies.

Please note that some pages on the HCS website contain links to third-party sites.  HCS is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third-party sites.


The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

  • To download this free program, visit the Adobe website.
  • To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please link to the Access Adobe website, which provides useful tools and resources.

Also, many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools, and there are other plug-ins that make websites more accessible.

The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.
Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster,, the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, and/or the Director of Graphics,

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

  • A description of the accessibility concern or question;
  • The webpage address of the requested material;
  • The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;
  • The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.


HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Our continuing goal is for the HCS website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.

Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. In addition to the federal regulations above, we are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE.  If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.


HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as available” basis.  HCS makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein.  The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors.  Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.