Stop by People Incorporated of Virginia's Early Childhood Bash at Cumberland Square Park before 7pm tonight and visit our Family Engagement Coordinator, Donna Buckland, to hear about a great opportunity to have your voice heard by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation!
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The Hampton Roads Mixed-Delivery Grant has been awarded to Blue Ribbon Results Academy, which is the only private Christian preschool to receive it! The program is sponsored by Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and Minus 9 to 5.
Apply today on our website! www.blueribbonresults.org/apply
Are you eligible for tuition assistance of up to 100% for your child who is 3-4 years old?
Have you heard? One way that the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation is strengthening Virginia’s early child care system is through the launch of Ready Regions – a transformative network designed to enhance the coordination and accountability of early education programs across the Commonwealth.
Congratulations Kathy on a well deserved award at the Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children conference. We appreciate our partnership with Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and the leadership provided.
ACCA Child Development Center congratulates Virginia Early Childhood Foundation President Kathy Glazer for her tireless work on behalf of VA young children.
If you are a child care center, call Smart Beginnings DP and ask how you can get involved in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, a federal program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible centers. Click below for more information!
Thanks to Virginia Early Childhood Foundation for shining a light on the crisis in early childhood right now. If child care is unstable, families can not work.
Our Executive Director, Diane Umstead, joined The Hampton Roads Show yesterday to discuss the Ready Regions initiative from the Virginia Department of Education - VDOE and Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. SBVP was selected as the lead organization for
𝗘𝘅𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀! Office for Children has been selected to serve as the lead organization for the Ready Region Capital Area, which includes Arlington and Fairfax Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. The statewide network of Ready Regions, launched by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, will bring all of the Commonwealth’s communities together to prioritize high quality child care and early childhood education. Ready Region Capital Area partners include early childhood programs, school divisions, parents, community organizations, local governments, businesses and other key stakeholders. Learn more:
We are thrilled to announce that WCDS is receiving a $70K grant from the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation for the work we do with our Early Education program! We are so thankful for this grant, and truly resonate with VECF's vision to ensure equitable opportunities for all families with young children to thrive. Thank you, VECF!
SmartBeginnings and all of our partners are trying to bring awareness during these challenging times and want to support efforts to fill the hole in the bucket!
This week’s Info Feast will be hosted by Chanel Bea from SmartBeginnings and the Peter Paul Community Action Network! The topic is Education, with a focus on making sure students and families are prepared for whatever their next stage is (rather returning to the classroom or navigating graduation post-covid!) You’ll also hear from Steve Vehorn from Reynolds Community College, Breanne Armbrust of Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton, and Cassandra Albert from Church Hill Activities & Tutoring
Join us live on Facebook at noon, and don’t forget to share with your networks! If you missed the last Info Feast (which was soo good 🔥) you can check it out in the video section here on our page. See you all this Friday!
Peter Paul’s Info Feasts are back this Spring with more resources to share with you! This round will feature more community partners and subject matter experts on an array of topics from COVID safety, education, civic engagement, and more.
SmartBeginnings Thank you so much for your support. What ACCA Child Development Center has achieved would not been possible without what you have done and do for VA's young children!
Congratulations to MWC senior advisor, Jim D**e, named to the 2021 Heavy Hitters list by Virginia Business! D**e was recognized for his work on the SmartBeginnings Back to Work task force, and his advocacy for yearlong public education, racial equity and bipartisanship:
The Virginia Promise Partnership is a coalition of organizations who are focused on working together to ensure all Virginia families have access to affordable quality child care, giving children a strong start and promising future. For more information about the initiative or to learn how to join, please visit
Interested in applying for a Preschool Delivery Grant B-5? The LOI application is now available on our website. Learn more at: