A message from Smart Beginnings Central VA
SBCV staff are primarily working from home at this time, and continue to be reachable by email. Voice mail will also be forwarded.
All planned professional development programs are being postponed as we await the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Updates from Virginia Department of Social Services, Virginia Department of Education and other resources will be added to this site and shared on our facebook page.
We appreciate the Early Care and Education Providers who have contacted SBCV and expressed their willingness to help the community during this crisis, especially as the need for childcare for healthcare workers and other essential personnel has become urgent. We are working with Centra Health, Child Care Resource Center, local school divisions and others to try to help fill this need.
We at SBCV, along with our community, country and the world, look forward to the end of this crisis and the return to normal programming. Until then, please stay safe and healthy.
Ready Regions: Safe Learning Spaces During the Pandemic and Childcare Tuition Assistance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for safe, alternative learning spaces for school age children during virtual or hybrid learning models has become critical, in addition to the need for increasing access to childcare.
Click here to apply for free childcare or safe learning spaces for children ages 3-12.
Note: Our online form is temporarily disabled. Please download and submit the form below:
COVID-19 Vaccine for Early Childhood Educators and Caregivers
The second dose is scheduled for Saturday, March 20th. Please go to the same location (former TJ MAXX building, Candler's Station), using the same time slot you had for the first shot.
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Smart Beginnings Central Virginia (SBCV) is a regional initiative, serving the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell, Nelson and the city of Lynchburg. Each locality has an active Task Force focusing on local needs.
Our Vision: All Children are supported in getting ready for kindergarten, to lay the building blocks for third grade reading proficiency.
Our Big Goal: By 2025, 94% of children in Central Virginia will arrive at kindergarten ready to learn, as measured by PALS-PreK.
SBCV serves as a facilitator of conversation and action focusing on the needs of children.
The Smart Beginnings statewide network is guided by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. Learn More