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.


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:

Ready Regions - Survey


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.



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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



Smart Beginnings Central Virginia

1010 Miller Park Square

Lynchburg, VA.  24501

434.455.6914  or 434.455.6921

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