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ensuring healthy pregnancies

We'll help your child start kindergarten healthy & prepared.

 

Families with young children are a key focus for Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula. Contact us if you need to:

Together, let's make a
collective impact.

 

Rather than looking for one solution or funding a single program, the Early Childhood Collective brings together diverse organizations and individuals—like you—across the Virginia Peninsula to accomplish common goals. This model helps us all work together to improve conditions for young children, prenatal to age five. Our focus is on child health, early care and education and family strengthening.

 

Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula serves as the backbone for the Early Childhood Collective, providing ongoing support to all partners involved in the initiative.

The ultimate resource for
early childhood professionals

 

Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula reaches out to regulated family day home child care providers, child care centers and preschools in Newport News, Hampton and beyond.

 

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. Take advantage of our free and low-cost professional development, as well as assistance to become regulated and much more.

2021 IMPACT REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

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Find out how many children and families we helped this year, and the ways we made a difference.

 

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VIEW OUR NEW ONLINE BOOK

Our free e-book is filled with ideas and resources for both parents and educators, especially in an age of virtual learning.

IN THE NEWS

 Our executive director appeared on the Hampton Roads show last week to talk about kindergarten readiness. Check it out here!

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READY FOR SCHOOL. READY FOR LIFE.

FREE READINESS CHECKLISTS!

We'll drop off a stack of our official Kindergarten Readiness Checklist at your preschool, child care center, pediatrician's office or any other place frequented by families of young children.     
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NEW GUIDEBOOK FOR SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD
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Make Your Impact

$25

Provides one pregnant woman with information for a healthy birth

$50

Provides one family with support to find quality child care

$100

Provides one teacher with a scholarship for early childhood credentialing

$250

Provides one classroom with strategies to support social-emotional development

$500

Provides one teacher with two weeks of intensive coaching

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