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    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 […]

    Join Smart Beginnings Shenandoah Valley, and Read for the Record

    - Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® Jumpstart is a national early education organization that is leveling the playing field so that all children are ready for kindergarten. We recruit volunteers and partner with preschools in under-resourced communities to help children develop the language and literacy skills they need to set them on a path for academic and […]

    Harrisonburg is one of five communities in the state of Virginia to receive a $250,000 grant for early childhood education!!

    - Congratulations Harrisonburg   Governor McAuliffe Announces Mixed Delivery Preschool Grants   RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF), in consultation with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), will award five grants to local communities that have proposed innovative approaches to ensure all children eligible for the Virginia Preschool Initiative […]

    Babypalooza…. This Saturday

    - Augusta Health’s Babypalooza is a one-stop shop for all things baby in our area! It’s a new fun and relaxed event designed to answer questions you have about your pregnancy, delivery, new baby and young children. We will have a nursing lounge, bottle warming center, and changing station. Come meet our physicians, lactation specialists, local […]

    Where does the workforce pipeline begin?

    - Where does the workforce pipeline begin?  College planning?  High School Guidance Counselors?  or somewhere else?  This video explains how the workforce begins in the earliest of life.