1. Early Childhood Executive Briefing Hosted by VECF & VA Chamber

    Leaders of Huntington Ingalls Industries, VA Tech Carilion Research Institute, VA Chamber & VECF gather for "Executive Briefing" on early childhood education and workforce development.

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  2. VECF Releases 2014 Annual Report

    We are pleased to share the progress of VECF and Smart Beginnings Partners in improving school readiness in communities across the Commonwealth.

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  3. VECF Announces "Back to School with Q - School Readiness Starts with Quality"

    As families turn attention to back-to-school activities in August & September, VECF & Smart Beginnings partners join forces with early learning centers to highlight quality - a key driver for successful school readiness.

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  4. Data Update to VA’s School Readiness Interactive Map Tool

    Update includes most recent year of available data for all indicators.  See how your community measures up in indicators relevant to school readiness and educational achievement.  Instructional video now available.

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  5. VECF & Partners Selected for National Nemours Grant

    Nemours, an internationally recognized children’s health system, selected VECF and partners: Child Care Aware of VA, VA Foundation for Healthy Youth, VA Dept. of Social Services and VA Dept. of Health, to receive a national grant.  VA was one of three states selected to implement strategies to reduce childhood obesity.

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  6. Early Childhood Education Recognized as Priority in VA Chamber's Blueprint

    The VECF is pleased that the Virginia Chamber of Commerce's "Blueprint Virginia: Plan for the Commonwealth" recognizes early childhood education as a top priority to ensure a competitive workforce.

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  7. VECF Releases VA's School Readiness Report Card

    VECF is proud to present VA's School Readiness Report Card.  This report examines and assesses the capacity and effectiveness of the state's system in support of school readiness for all young children.

     

     

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  8. 14 Pioneering School Divisions Participate in VECF's Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Pilot

    NEW! Read the Status Report on KRA pilot, as of 1-1-14.

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