1. VECF Releases New Research Report on PreK

    The new report, Predicting On-Time Promotion to and Literacy Achievement in Eighth Grade in Relation to Public Prekindergarten in VA, is the first study in VA to follow children from preschool to 8th grade giving insight to learning more about the long-term benefits of VA's early childhood support services.

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  2. VECF Launches Smart Beginnings Start with Families

    VECF & the VA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics have partnered to launch "Smart Beginnings Start with Families: Healthy Children are Ready to Learn". The campaign is an opportunity to focus on the healthy development of young children between Mother's Day & Father's Day.

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  3. VECF Releases KRA Pilot Final Report

    VECF conducted a privately funded Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Pilot in the 2013-2014 school-year in 14 school divisions across the Commonwealth using Teaching Strategies GOLD.  New final report discusses findings and recommendations.

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  4. Early Childhood Executive Briefing Hosted by VECF & VA Chamber

    Leaders of Huntington Ingalls Industries, VA Tech Carilion Research Institute, VA Chamber & VECF gather for "Executive Briefing" on early childhood education and workforce development.

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  5. VECF Releases 2014 Annual Report

    We are pleased to share the progress of VECF and Smart Beginnings Partners in improving school readiness in communities across the Commonwealth.

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  6. Early Childhood Education Recognized as Priority in VA Chamber's Blueprint

    The VECF is pleased that the Virginia Chamber of Commerce's "Blueprint Virginia: Plan for the Commonwealth" recognizes early childhood education as a top priority to ensure a competitive workforce.

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