A support system for family child care providers

FREE!
By joining, you'll spend less time on administrative
activities and more
time providing high-quality programming

 
The first 20 providers to join will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to
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HOW WE'RE SUPPORTING YOU

Our goal is to understand the challenges faced by home-based child care providers and strategic supports that build on their knowledge, strengths, and interests, so existing providers can grow their business and new providers can join the care and education community.

BENEFITS OF READY NETWORK
  • $250 stipend to assist you with start-up costs! (E.g. new technology or materials.) This will be paid in two installments by the end of 2020.
     

  • Professional development designed to suit home providers and their needs.
     

  • Free one-year subscription to Wonderschool for the first 20 providers who join
     

  • Discounted rate for Wonderschool after free year ends. Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and partners are working on a strategy to offset future costs through Ready Network.

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  • Technical support: You'll have access to Wonderschool staff to answer any Wonderschool questions, PLUS a Ready Network coach from Smart Beginnings to help support you.

BENEFITS OF WONDERSCHOOL

✔ Access to a community of home-based providers


✔ A mobile app for parent messaging,  communication, and attendance tracking

✔ Online enrollment management tools

✔ Automated billing tools to streamline payments

✔ Easy-to-use website and marketing tools

WHO QUALIFIES

All licensed, voluntarily registered, and unlicensed home-based providers across the 757 region, from South Hampton Roads to the Peninsula up into Gloucester! Here's how to get started.


WHAT YOU'LL BE EXPECTED TO DO:
  1. Participate in two 1-hour Wonderschool onboarding sessions
    •  One information session to build your website, learn the features of the technology, and set up your program’s dashboard.
    •  One follow-up review session to ensure your dashboard is set up for success
     

  2. Enroll all families on the Wonderschool platform and automate online payments for at least one to try it out.
     

  3. Download the Wonderschool mobile app and join the Virginia Ready Network online community.
     

  4. Share your new website broadly and log into your dashboard regularly. We want this to be a tool you use daily to keep your enrollments up to date, schedule tours for new families, process payments, update your website and more.
     

  5. Stay in touch with your regional Smart Beginnings coach so they know what’s working and where you need advice!

SBVP is partnering with:
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ATTEND AN INFO SESSION:
 
GET STARTED
  1. Attend an information session and/or
     

  2. Complete the application survey
     

  3. Wait for a call from your regional Smart Beginnings advisor.


QUESTIONS?
South Hampton Roads:
Chris Miller, cmiller@smartbeginningsvp.org

Peninsula:
Nancy Null, nnull@smartbeginningsvp.org
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