Minus 9 to 5

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 — healthcare professionals, educators, parents, nonprofit leaders and government officials. All are dedicated to improving the lives of our region’s youngest residents and their families.┬áLearn how Virginia residents and organizations — from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach — are leading this initiative focused on young children and their families.


Our Vision

Each family in Hampton Roads is equipped and supported to raise children who are healthy, thriving, and ready to learn.

Who we are

Professional team of educators, parents, nonprofit leaders, government officials and healthcare providers

Minus 9 to 5 is a collective impact initiative of the Brock Institute for Community and Global Health, housed in the Department of Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School.