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Do we qualify for the Resource and Referral Data Bank?
All family child care homes, child care centers, and preschool programs that are licensed, religiously exempt or voluntarily registered are eligible to have their complete program information entered into our Smart Beginnings Resource and Referral Data Bank.
Does it cost anything?
This is a free service to all regulated providers in Newport News and Hampton.
How does it work?
Once your program is listed in the database, any parent or caretaker who is searching for child care or preschools will have a free, single point of access to obtain information about programs that may meet the needs of their children. Parents will enter search criteria and will be given a list of possible child care or preschool resources.
This service does not recommend any program and does not guarantee quality of care. It is the parents’ responsibility to contact providers, assess the programs, and make an informed choice. This is an opportunity for parents and providers to communicate in order to agree on how to best meet the needs of children.
What do we need to do to get listed?
To become part of the Resource and Referral Data Bank, please provide our Preschool Partners with your program information by completing our:
Child Care Provider Survey
You can email the form to us or bring it to our office at 321 Main Street, Suite A, Newport News, VA 23601.
If you have questions, our staff will be happy to make an on-site visit to assist you. Please contact Donna Bock or Patti Kernodle via email or by calling 757-240-2731.