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    New Scholarship Opportunity for Child Care Providers

    - The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation has released applications for their new professional development initiative.  This is very exciting news for Child Care Providers across the state. Overview of Scholarship Opportunity for the Early Childhood Workforce Introduction: The most important factor in school success and learning outcomes for young children is the capabilities of the adults […]

    Back to School!!!… Already???

    - Well, before we knew it, the stores are stocking shelves with back to school supplies. Yes, that time is upon us… Time to prepare for the children to go back to school.  So are you new to this whole “back to school” stuff?  Wondering what you need for your child to be successful this school […]

    BEARS AND BLANKETS ACADEMY IN STAUNTON VIRGINIA, A CREATIVE ALTERNATIVE

    - This week, Smart Beginnings Shenandoah Valley is highlighting Bears and Blankets Academy in Staunton Virginia.  Bears and Blankets offers a full day preschool learning environment, as well as, full time child care which fosters a child’s exploration and individual expression from birth to age 12.  Bears and Blankets is State Licensed, and works to meet […]

    ROBERTA WEBB CHILD CARE…. A GOOD START FOR YOUR CHILD!

    -   This week, Smart Beginnings Shenandoah Valley is highlighting Roberta Webb Child Care in Harrisonburg Virginia.  Roberta Webb’s goal is to provide quality, affordable, licensed child care in a safe and nurturing environment.  Operating on a sliding fee scale, based on a families total income, children ages 2-5 years of age are able to participate […]

    Smart Beginnings Shenandoah Valley Work Plan 2017

    - Smart Beginnings Shenandoah Valley releases their 2017 work plan.   Focusing on Healthy Children, Ready Families, and Early Care and Education…. for more information or to get involved email Kathy Banks, Smart Beginnings Director Healthy Children Young children have access to health care and developmental services while their  families provide appropriate nutrition and encourage healthy […]