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Ensuring Equity in Early Childhood Education

Ensuring Equity in Early Childhood Education

Richmond, Va. (Nov. 7, 2019) – More than 100 early childhood leaders from across the Commonwealth gathered in Richmond on Nov. 6-7 for the Smart Beginnings Meeting, coordinated by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation fosters Smart Beginnings initiatives to ensure that communities across Virginia have capacity to support the good health and school readiness of young children from birth to...

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Business Leaders Explore Economics of Early Childhood and the Connection to Future Workforce

Business Leaders Explore Economics of Early Childhood and the Connection to Future Workforce

Richmond, VA (Oct. 15, 2019) – The Virginia Chamber Foundation and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) hosted an invitation-only luncheon and executive briefing for statewide business leaders on “The Economics of Early Childhood: Smart Beginnings for Virginia’s Workforce Pipeline.” The event, held Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, strengthened the growing recognition from Virginia’s business community that a strong educational start...

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PDG TA Session Materials – September 17th

Integrated Financing - PDG Meeting Agenda Intro Timeline and Support for Field Updated ECE Finance Overview Parent Survey Discussion Pilot Leads Next Steps-Upcoming Dates Slides United Way of Roanoke Valley MDPP Matrix and Assessment Wheel CLASSCLASS Reliability Support Tips PDG B5 CLASS Observation PDG B5 CLASS Reminders Teachstone Resources for Teachers LinkB507.09.19 Info Sheet (LinkB5) All Quick Start Guides V2 TA3 Richmond LinkB5 V6 Community...

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Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Elects New Board Officers & Members

Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Elects New Board Officers & Members

Richmond, Va. (Sept. 20, 2019) –The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF), a statewide public-private entity that supports early childhood development and school readiness for the Commonwealth’s youngest children, elected two new board members at the organization’s fall board meeting on Sept. 18. Todd Norris is Senior Vice President of Community Health & System Advancement with Ballad Health, an integrated healthcare delivery system serving areas of...

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Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Elects New Board Officers & Members

Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Elects New Board Officers & Members

Richmond, Va. (July 1, 2019) – Ned W. Massee, president of Croatan Advisors, was elected for a two-year term as board chair of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) at the organization’s annual board meeting on June 28. Massee succeeds William “Bill” Ermatinger, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Huntington Ingalls Industries in Newport News, Va., who will move into the position...

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PDG TA Session Materials – June 13th

Coordinated Enrollment FAQ Agenda Intro and Timeline PowerPoint Updated PDG Timeline June 13 CLASS PDG June 13 PowerPoint CLASS Feedback examples and sample documents PDG B-5 Survey Update PowerPoint Coordinated Enrollment PowerPoint Coordinated Enrollment Overview Coordinated Enrollment Self Assessment Tool Link B5 Overview PowerPoint Lexington Link B5 Outreach PowerPoint...

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Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grant Program 2019 Grantees

Full Implementation Grants  Henrico Education Foundation (Henrico County), $250,000 This initiative will provide preschool services for up to 16 four-year-olds each year over two years, in up to four private community-based child care centers. These centers are located in underserved, high needs neighborhoods, including those with high populations of English-language learners. Innovations:  Integrated financing model using multiple funding sources to provide high-quality preschool services; intense...

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PDG TA Session Materials – April 9th

PDG B-5 Portal Community Overview Agenda for PDG-MD Lexington Meeting PDG Timeline Updated April 9 SEEVA Presentation CLASS Presentation for April 9 TA Session Classroom and Teacher Estimation for all PDG Communities CLASS Feedback Template for PDGClick here to download the CLASS Feedback Template. Review of PDG B-5 Recognition Grant Program Integrated Financing Toolkit Maximizing CLASS Observations in Virginia 2019...

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Smart Beginnings Systems- and Capacity-Building Evaluation

Smart Beginnings Systems and Capacity Building Evaluation RFP Smart Beginnings Systems and Capacity Building Evaluation FAQs RFP Budget TemplateClick here to download the budget proposal. Recording of Bidder Call on April 2, 2019 Click here to download the recording....

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Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Elects Four Board Members

Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Elects Four Board Members

Richmond, Va. (April 2, 2019) – The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF), a statewide public-private entity that supports early childhood education and school readiness for the Commonwealth’s youngest children, elected four new board members at the organization’s quarterly board meeting on March 20, 2019. The new board members who will serve a three-year term include: Toni R. Ardabell – Market President, Bon Secours Richmond Richard...

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Technical Assistance Archives 2019

Mixed-Delivery Q&A Webinar Mixed-Delivery Q&A Webinar RecordingGo to webinar  Mixed-Delivery Ask The Experts Webinar Mixed-Delivery Ask The Experts WebinarGo to webinar  Mixed-Delivery RFP Webinar PowerPoint Mixed-Delivery RFP WebinarGo to webinar ...

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Past Grantees’ Data Capacity Plan

Fairfax County Office for Children Minus 9 to 5 Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke Smart Beginnings Martinsville Henry Smart Beginnings New River Valley Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area Smart Beginnings Southeast Smart Beginnings Southwest Smart Beginnings Thomas Jefferson Area...

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Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grant Program 2018 Grantees

ACT for Alexandria Early Care and Education Workgroup (Alexandria)The project will establish two new mixed-delivery classrooms, each with 18 children, in two currently under-served, high-need neighborhoods. Innovations: pooled public and private funds; streamlined joint VPI/Head Start/child care subsidy enrollment processes to better serve at-risk families; creation of a Family Engagement Committee within the Early Care and Education Workgroup, to promote increased parent/family engagement and create a...

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Executive Briefing 2016 – Dr. Pat Kuhl

Pruning & Building Expertise - October 24, 2016 - Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl Literacy Starts in the Crib - October 24, 2016 - Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl Baby Geniuses & Citizens of the World - October 24, 2016 - Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl The Social Dynamics of Language - October 24, 2016 - Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl Early Brain Biomarkers - October 24, 2016 -...

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