Tag: early childhood education

McAuliffe announces establishment of Early Childhood Development Institute

Four Virginia community colleges will work together to elevate early childhood education in the Commonwealth.

America’s Darkest Future: Film highlights need to invest in early education

Lifeview Marketing has partnered with Virginia Organizing to produce America’s Darkest Future: The Wage of an Inaccessible Early Childhood Education.

Sen. Tim Kaine introduces Pre-K Act to expand access to early childhood education

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced the Providing Resources Early for Kids (PRE-K) Act, legislation to expand access to high-quality early learning programs for children from birth to age five.

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Tim Kaine applauds federal preschool expansion grant

Tim Kaine comments on a grant that will allow Virginia to increase the number of children served in state-funded preschool programs by 17 percent.

Governor McAuliffe announces $17.5 million federal preschool expansion grant

Virginia has been awarded a $17.5 million federal Preschool Expansion Grant that will allow the Commonwealth to serve as many as 1,600 additional at-risk four-year-olds in new, high-quality preschool classes.


Researchers receive $1.6 million grant to improve programs for preschoolers with behavior problems

A $1.6 million grant awarded to two Virginia Commonwealth University professors will help improve services aimed at preschool children with problem behaviors in early childhood education and Head Start classrooms.

Ken Plum: Kids count!

Since 1990 the Annie E. Casey Foundation has ranked states annually on overall child well-being in a report called Kids Count Data Book. The Foundation’s report is viewed as the authoritative source of information on how we are doing nationally as well as state by state for our children.

McAuliffe nominates Anne Holton as Secretary of Education

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announced at a press conference on Friday the nomination of Former First Lady Anne Holton to be his Secretary of Education.

Grant will help Smart Beginnings with ‘Getting Ready’

Smart Beginnings Shenandoah Valley, a local collaborative coalition working to improve the quality of early education and care in the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro, as well as in Augusta, Page, Rockingham and Shenandoah counties, has received a significant grant of $125,000 from the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, a public-private partnership headquartered in Richmond. […]

AFP InDepth | Pre-K leads the way

Preschool was for a select few, and kindergarten was where you learned how to tie your shoes. Ah, for the good ol’ days, back before we knew just how important the pre-K years are to a child’s intellectual development, and it was enough for our parents to teach us to say our ABCs and to […]