Project Pathfinders Scholarship Applications Now Available!
Project Pathfinders scholarships support early childhood professionals in preschool and child care settings to access community college coursework and credentials. Applications for Fall 2016 semester now available.READ MORE HERE
School Readiness Report Card: Monthly Blog Series
Check out varied perspectives on the School Readiness Report Card from Virginia and national experts. This month's contributors - Virginia Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Barry DuVal and Huntington Ingalls Industries' Chief Human Resources Officer, Bill Ermatinger.READ MORE HERE
VECF Releases School Readiness Report Card 2016
An analysis of trends in key indicators over the past decade shows that Virginia’s children are faring better now than they were 10 years ago. A deeper look however, reveals disparities by economic status and race/ethnicity that persist even in the face of large statewide improvements overall. READ MORE HERE
Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grants Awarded!
Congratulations to the five recipients of grants from the Mixed-Delivery Preschool Fund and Grant Program. Read about their local innovations to barriers preventing eligible children from participating in VA's preschool initiative.READ MORE HERE
Upskilling VA's Early Learning Workforce
Over the next year VECF will convene key stakeholders in a series of solutions-oriented discussions with the goal of developing consensus & implementing a plan for continuum of high quality early education, training, & professional designations supporting & acknowledging a highly skilled early learning working in VA.READ MORE HERE