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About Us

VISION:

That all Peninsula children will start school prepared and healthy.

 

MISSION:

To provide leadership to champion a collaborative system that provides 
high-quality care, education and health services to prepare children in 
Hampton and Newport News for kindergarten and life.

SMART BEGINNINGS IS:

 

A coalition of parents, businesses, civic leaders, nonprofits, school systems, early childhood professionals and private citizens—all working together to ensure that every child on the Peninsula enters kindergarten prepared to achieve success in school and in life.

 

A 501(c)3 nonprofit, which merged with Preschool Partners of the Virginia Peninsula in 2012.

 

A public-private partnership that implements early childhood strategies in our region to enhance the quality of early childhood education and service programs for children under age 5.

 

Part of a statewide network of other Smart Beginnings locations and funded in part by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation.

 

Serving Hampton and Newport News, with some services also covering York County, Poquoson, Williamsburg/James City County, Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex, Virginia.