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    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 […]

    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 […]