A message from Smart Beginnings Central VA

SBCV staff  are transitioning back to in-office operations.  Staff will be in the office on Tuesday and Thursdays, and Friday mornings.  The majority of meetings will continue to be held virtually, although some in-person meetings will also take place. 

We are evaluating the possibility of in-person professional development programs, including our annual conference.  No decisions have been made at this time.  

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 has grown. 


We at SBCV, along with our community, country and the world, look forward to the complete end of this crisis and the return to normal programming.  Until then,  please stay safe and healthy.


Employment Opportunities at Smart Beginnings Central Virginia 

 The following Part-Time positions are open at SBCV; click for job description:

Family Liaison: 20 hours per week

Office Assistant: 15-20 hours per week - description coming soon

Classroom/Teacher Coach - description coming soom


Send cover letter and resume to:

Director, Smart Beginnings Central Virginia

United Way of Central Virginia

1010 Miller Park Square

Lynchburg, VA. 24501


The Incredible Years: Supporting Children and Families

(click here for information or to register)

Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds beginning in August!

Free preschool / childcare for the upcoming school year is available for a limited number of eligible children in various locations in Amherst, Bedford and Campbell Counties and City of Lynchburg.  Call 434.455.6921 for more information.


Smart Beginnings Central Virginia (SBCV) is a regional initiative, serving the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell, Nelson and the city of Lynchburg.  SBCV is housed within the United Way of Central Virginia, which serves as its fiscal agent.


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, 90% 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



Smart Beginnings Central Virginia

1010 Miller Park Square

Lynchburg, VA.  24501

434.455.6914  or 434.455.6921

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