Watkins Early Childhood Center is a preschool in the state of Virginia. The school offers guidance, reading, speech and English as a Second Language programs. It also provides a variety of medical, transportation and food services. Watkins Early Childhood Center is governed by Newport News Public Schools, which serves more than 30,000 children in over five early childhood centers and several elementary, middle and high schools. The school district s high schools are recognized by the Newsweek magazine as among the top schools in the United States. Newport News Public Schools also offers special education programs for students with developmental disabilities through its schools.