Now Hiring: Western Regional Manager

Our Western Regional Manager is responsible for the management, coordination and execution of all child care resource and referral (CCR&R) services conducted in the Western region (see below), to include child care consumer education and outreach, provider training, professional development and outreach, and Child Care Subsidy Program support (recruitment, outreach, technical assistance). This position supervises… Read more »

Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grants Announced

The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) is pleased to announce a fourth round of Mixed-Delivery Preschool grants – an opportunity for local communities across Virginia to field-test strategies and solutions to barriers that have prevented all eligible children from participating in Virginia’s preschool initiative and to prepare all children, ages birth to five, for school…. Read more »

Coffee Chat 2019

This past Thursday we had our 2nd Annual Curbside Coffee Chat with the General Assembly. We invited Senators and Delegates to have coffee and a breakfast pastry with us as we discussed child care safety. Do you know how to get in touch with your representatives? Do you need talking points to help you express… Read more »

Resources to help children in the wake of a school shooting

By Jessica Dym Bartlett As adults struggle with their own reactions to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida—the 29th mass shooting in the United States in the first two months of 2018 alone—young eyes and ears are watching and listening. This is an important time to talk to children about what they are seeing and… Read more »

Cold or Flu… What to Do?

You’ve  probably heard about it on the news or seen it for yourself… we are experiencing an especially active flu season this year. But, how do you know if it’s the flu or just a cold?  Check out  the the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for additional information and resources.   Resources and information taken… Read more »