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Welcome to Ready, Set, Register Southeastern!

Our new Ready, Set, Register Southeastern section is designed for parents, grandparents, foster parents, and early childhood caretakers who are looking for quality early childhood programs.

Find helpful information for kindergarten registration as well as infant, toddler and preschool programs.

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.

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. Stay updated with Minus 9 to 5 and all of our community partners by subscribing to our
monthly "Minus 9 to 5- Monthly Memo" Newsletter below!
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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!