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    Another great training opportunity

    - Earn 1.5 hours of training!    Valley Chapter Fall 2016 Diversity Make and Take Workshop and Meeting   Join the Valley VAECE chapter on October 24th, 2016 for a dinner and a special “Make and Take” event led by JMU Young Children’s Program Teachers Carrie Farley and Donna Young. (flyer attached)   When: Monday, October 24, […]

    UP-COMING VALLEY TRAINING Sponsored by Virginia Quality

    - You and Your Staff are Invited to the Workshop Understanding Your Child’s Sensory Signal’s This workshop will cover the use of “Understanding Your Child’s Sensory Signals” in the classroom to help teachers understand: why a child does a particular behavior what part of the nervous system is involved in needing to do a particular behavior […]

    Interested in reading to an Early Childhood Classroom?

    -   Smart Beginnings Shenandoah Valley wants you to help the Valley READ FOR THE RECORD on Thursday October 27th at 10am by signing up as a reader in one of the 84 Early Childhood Classrooms that are participating that day.  Join us so that we can find out together exactly why THE BEAR ATE YOUR […]

    Great Things Happening for young children in the Valley

    - In an article in the Daily News-Record on Monday, September 5th.  New Market and Shenandoah County are taking center stage, as the topic of Early Childhood becomes the focus of Economic Development and City Council meetings. (read more here: New Market Eyes Pre-K Ed Support.) There is a great burst of energy in the county around […]

    Pre-Kindergarten expands in Shenandoah County, Harrisonburg City, and Staunton City

    - On August 4, 2016 The Governor of Virginia announced the grantee list for a state wide Mixed-Delivery initiative to public early childhood education.  How exciting it was for our area to see Harrisonburg City among the list of recipients of the grant.  But, did you know that the Valley is filled with communities that are […]