Leadership Council



The Leadership Council is the governing body of SBCV determines policy and focuses on long-term sustainability.


The council meets every other month, although additional meetings may be held if deemed necessary.


The Leadership Council has two sub-committees:  Communication & Marketing, and Special Events Planning. 



Leadership Council Chair:

John Krakora


Steering Committee


The Steering Committee assists in the development of the annual strategic plan for SBCV.  Members include the Task Force Chair from each locality, a liaison to the Leadership Council and other representatives of early childhood providers in Central Virginia.

Chair:  John Krakora

City / County Task Force



SBCV serves the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and Nelson, and the city of Lynchburg.  Each geographic area has an active Task Force focused on meeting the needs of children and preparing every child to succeed in school.



Early Care and Education Committee


The ECEC, using an annual professional development needs assessment, with input from the VSQI Coordinator and Quality Improvement Plans, plans an annual program of training and development. 

Monthly two-hour trainings are offered along with an annual early childhood educator conference.

  Professional Development

Special Events Committee



The Special Events Committee is a sub-group of the Leadership Council, although any Smart Beginnings member may participate in planning events.


Annual Events include:

  • Read for the Record

  • Are YOU Smarter than a Third Grader?

  • Week of the Young Child


Other activities may be added.