In the News

Oyster Pointer
September 24, 2021

This Oyster Pointer article speaks to SBVP's history, programs, and vision that all children on the Virginia Peninsula will be healthy and have the tools they need to succeed in school and, therefore, in life.

Hampton Roads Show
September 21, 2021

Executive Director, Diane Umstead, is back at Wavy TV 10  with reporter, Chelsea Khan, to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on early childhood education.

Hampton Roads Show
August 25, 2021

Executive Director, Diane Umstead, joined Wavy TV 10 reporter, Chelsea Khan to discuss Kindergarten readiness.  

Looking forward for Early Childhood

May 26, 2020

Senator Monty Mason is a longtime champion for children and families and serves on the Smart Beginnings Board of Directors. On May 26, 2020, he shared insights from the recent legislative session and addressed the current landscape, specifically early childhood and family options which are critical to school readiness and economic recovery.

Census 2020 Discussion

September 4, 2019

Tweet by Delegate Cia Price shows Executive Director Diane Umstead and SBVP Board Member, Senator Monty Mason, speaking about #CountingAllKids in the #Census2020 .


Interview on WTVZ Our Issues Hampton Roads Show

April 8, 2019

Diane Umstead Executive Director interviewed about SBVP programs

Entercom radio interview with Executive Director Diane Umstead

December 2018

Aired on 4 radio stations in the area in December:

  • Z-104

  • 94.9 ThePoint

  • 95.7 RnB

  • TheNew 101.3

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"Hampton Roads lags state in key child welfare indicators"

June 27, 2018

Daily Press article with several references to SBVP.