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, Collective Impact 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 organization 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.

for Family Day Care Providers


Join this FREE group to receive resources and coaching specific to home daycare. You'll also get a $250 startup stipend, a free one-year subscription to Wonderschool: A platform for home-based providers, with online enrollment management, automated billing tools, marketing tools, mobile app for parents, and more.




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.     


Make Your Impact


Provides one pregnant woman with information for a healthy birth


Provides one family with support to find quality child care


Provides one teacher with a scholarship for early childhood credentialing


Provides one classroom with strategies to support social-emotional development


Provides one teacher with two weeks of intensive coaching

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