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Early experiences and environments generate neural connections in children that form the foundation for all later learning and achievement.
Reaching these children at the local level is key to making changes in the child’s health and educational success. Partnerships are critical.
We can see improvements in all key academic indicators including high school dropouts and third grade repeaters. But poverty continues to rise.
Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grant Program
Upskilling Virginia's Early Learning Workforce
School Readiness Committee
School Readiness Report Card and Map Tool
Federal Preschool Development Grant B-5
VECF recognizes both the immediate and long-term impact of COVID-19 on all of us. We remain committed to advance the work of diverse stakeholders across the Commonwealth aiming to improve the lives of children and families.
Learn more about VECF’s positions and priorities in response to these challenging times.