In the News

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.