- Join the Shenandoah Valley Smart Beginnings as we READ FOR THE RECORD on Thursday October 19, 2017.   Read for the Record® the world’s largest shared reading experience — bringing together over 2 million people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the US. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago […]

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 […]

Week of the Young Child in the VALLEY

- Valley Happenings  Week of the Young Child April 24-28 Monday- Corporate Child Care Forum Tuesday- Early Childhood Summit Wednesday- Supporting Early Childhood Literacy                           Child/Daycare Open House Thursday- Healthy Communities, Healthy Children                ACE Table Talk             United Way/ Rotary Poverty Simulation Friday- Family Fun Friday Interested in volunteering? Email for more questions Kathy Banks, Director of Smart […]



Time to think Kindergarten!

- Will your child turn 5yrs old by September 30, 2017?  Then it’s time to think about Kindergarten Valley Registration Week 2017 Fall Kindergarten March 13-17, 2017 The following information is required: 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 […]