1. 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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  2. Second Year Funding Secured for Nemours Grant

    VECF and partners are proud to have been selected for 2nd year funding from Nemours/CDC to continue VA's "Taking Steps to Healthy Success" childhood obesity prevention project with 2 new collaboratives - Fredericksburg/Prince William & Greater Richmond.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. VECF Announces "Back to School with Q - School Readiness Starts with Quality"

    As families turn attention to back-to-school activities in August & September, VECF & Smart Beginnings partners join forces with early learning centers to highlight quality - a key driver for successful school readiness.

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  6. Data Update to VA’s School Readiness Interactive Map Tool

    Update includes most recent year of available data for all indicators.  See how your community measures up in indicators relevant to school readiness and educational achievement.  Instructional video now available.

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  7. 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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