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    VECF Project Pathfinders Scholarships for Spring Semester

    -   Announcement of the 2018 Spring Semester Pathfinders Scholarship   As a past recipient of the Project Pathfinders Scholarship, we wanted to make sure you received the most current information for the 2018 Spring Semester Scholarship.   Application Window:   October 15 – December 1   Application Website:   http://www.vecf.org/application-materials/   ALL applicants have to reapply each […]

    Did you know? BRCC has a new Early Childhood Development Career Studies Certificate

    -     That’s right! Beginning the fall of 2017, Blue Ridge Community College started an Early Childhood Development Career Studies Certificate Program.  Registration for the spring will begin soon. This is a great career pathway for professional development for early care and education professionals in the area.  What a great place to start, right here […]


    - More than 100 classrooms will be reading to more than 3000 children on Thursday October 19th across the Shenandoah Valley.  From Winchester to Waynesboro, children will learn about Quackers! Interested in reading?  email Kathy Banks. Read for the Record® the world’s largest shared reading experience — bringing together over 2 million people each year in classrooms, […]

    Have you heard about Smart Beginnings Shenandoah Valley’s new grant?

    - Smart Beginnings Shenandoah Valley received a grant from VECF to enhance and expand our existing partnerships through an innovative partnership initiative. The Two-Gen Success Program (2GSP), a two-generational approach at Harrisonburg High School, will bring together a wide variety of community partners to wrap-around resources and support to the teen parents enrolled at the high […]

    Exciting News from Blue Ridge Community College

    - We are excited to announce NEW professional development courses in Early Childhood Development coming this Fall! The first 2 courses we are offering are Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Guiding the Behavior of Children. See full class details and how to register below. There are 2 amazing scholarship opportunities, that can completely offset the […]