For Early Childhood Professionals
You are a critical link in ensuring that Virginia’s children have smart beginnings
At Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula, the Preschool Partners Child Care Specialists reach out to regulated family child care providers, child care centers and preschools in Newport News and Hampton.
Whether you are a provider, teacher, academician or other professional working in the field of early care and education, we will provide you with up-to-date information that can support you in your work.
Directors' AcademyJuly 26 & 27, 2013
Register for our annual summer training weekend for early childhood directors and assistant directors on the Peninsula.MiniConference for Family Child Care Homes
Register for our fall gathering of home child care providers.
One easy, fun and educational Saturday!Get Your Program RegulatedIn
the state of Virginia, there are a number of ways in which child care
programs can be regulated, included licensing and certifications.
Become Part of the Referral DatabaseWhen parents or caretakers call us to help them find quality care or preschools, the Child Care Specialist will create a list of regulated providers from our data base whose programs could meet the their needs. If you are a regulated child care provider or preschool and want to inquire about being included in the state/regional child care database, contact The Planning Council at (757) 622-9268, ext. 3083Behavior Intervention Team: Social-Emotional (BITSE)
Do you have a child in your care with challenging behaviors? Call BITSE for free services, working with the child, staff and parents to address social-emotional development and find solutions.Virginia Training Academy
At last! Quality online child care trainings are available for your convenience. You can participate in training when you want, in the comfort of your own home. Take a class whenever you wish and complete it at your own pace! Our courses are designed to provide quality, accessible, educational opportunities for child care professionals pursuing a CDA credential, CDA renewal, or completing annual training hours.This training was developed by NACCRRA (National Child Care Resource and Referral Agency) and is supported through VACCRRN (Virginia Child Care Resource and Referral Network) and member agencies.Virginia Star Quality Initiative
to get your center, preschool or family home care rated through the
state's rating and improvement system for early learning programs.
Help Me Grow: A Resource Guide for Caregivers and Parents
Our social-emotional health guide
.Tidewater Association for Early Childhood Education
News and events for providers, through this nonprofit organization that provides support and training for child-care and elementary school teachers and children in the Tidewater area.
Jobs & Career Planning
Employment sources and resources for providers and others in the education field.
Professional Development Opportunities
Courses, contacts and organizations to help you in your field, through KidsPriorityOne.
Teacher Training through WHRO
Training via video conference, face-to-face and more.
OTHER LOCAL RESOURCES:
Virginia Department of Social Services (TIPS)
Child and Family Connection
The Planning Council: USDA Food Program
The Peninsula Health District
Children’s Harbor: USDA Food Program
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Just getting started as a care provider?
Maintaining the Child Care Resource and Referral database of child care providers, and work under the Virginia Star Quality Initiative, is funded in part by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula is a member of VACCRRN (Virginia Child Care Resource and Referral Network) and NACCRRA (National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies), state and national organizations. Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula is a collaborative partner with Child and Family Connection.