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Minus 9 to 5

A new equation for Hampton Roads' Youngest Residents

A child GROWS, DEVELOPS and LEARNS from the time a woman discovers she’s pregnant through the child’s fifth birthday. Preparing Hampton Roads' families from CONCEPTION TO KINDERGARTEN is exactly why Minus 9 to 5 exists.

Minus 9 to 5 unites a variety of COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS dedicated to improving the lives of our region’s youngest residents and their families. Learn how Virginia residents and organizations—from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach—have joined together to ALIGN and COORDINATE PROGRAMS and services focused on young children and their families.

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Minus 9 to 5 to lead Ready Region Southeastern

The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation has launched a transformative statewide network of Ready Regions that will bring all of the Commonwealth’s communities together to support early childhood success.

Our geographic area will be served by Ready Region Southeastern led by EVMS Minus 9 to 5. Learn more about the Ready Regions network and view a statewide map.

Featured Initiatives

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The Basics HR

Our vision is simple

Each family in Hampton Roads is equipped and supported to raise children who are healthy, thriving, and ready to learn.
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Learn about our network of more than 100 community members and local organizations.

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See how we use collective impact to unite a diverse group to work towards common goals.

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Explore the nine indicators we use to measure our progress and evaluate our impact.

Working Groups

Minus 9 to 5 needs early childhood champions just like you!