Time to think about Kindergarten….

- For children turning five by 9/30/18. Required documents: Child’s birth certificate (not hospital certificate) Child’s immunization record and street address of residence. For information on specific enrollment information contact your child’s school system below Augusta County Schools 18 Government Center Lane, Verona, VA 24482 Phone: (540) 245-5100 Registration March 12-16 Harrisonburg City Schools Welcome Center […]

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:   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 […]


-   June 12, 2017   Friends – We are excited to kick off the second year of Project Pathfinders scholarships for Virginia’s early educators! In our first year, Project Pathfinders provided access to over 660 community college courses for early childhood professionals. Thanks to many of you who helped us successfully launch Pathfinders by promoting […]

Is your Early Childhood Program celebrating the Week of the Young Child?

-   Share with us how you are celebrating the Week of the Young Child April 24-28th.  Complete the enrollment form below and you will be highlighted on social media during the week.  Submit your information before Thursday April 20th and win a free registration to our Early Childhood Summit on Tuesday April 25th. Looking for […]

Thank you to our food sponsors for the Early Childhood Summit

- We would like to take a moment to say thank you to the great business sponsors that will be hosting our breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks for the Early Childhood Summit on Tuesday April 25th  

Last week to register for the Early Childhood Summit

- Do you work with children? families? or just have an interest in the well being of the future of the community? On Tuesday April 25th we will host an Early Childhood Summit. This is a great opportunity to see just what life is like.. from the eyes of a child… Come join us at Blue […]