A message from Bright Beginnings Central VA
BBCV 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 BBCV and expressed their willingness to help the community during this crisis, especially as the need for childcare has grown.
We at BBCV, 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.
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library through Bright Beginnings CV at the United Way of Central Virginia, is offered to children from birth through age five who reside in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford or Campbell.
Registrations are temporarily suspended in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox and Bedford due to limited funding. We hope to resume registrations in these counties as soon as possible.
Bright Beginnings extends its sincere gratitude to the Watt Foster Family Foundation for its generous support of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Campbell County!
Bright Beginnings CV is accepting applications for a Coordinated Enrollment Assistant.
Send letter of interest and resume to:
Director, Bright Beginnings CV
United Way of Central Virginia
1010 Miller Park Square
Lynchburg, VA. 24501
Bright Beginnings Central Virginia (SBCV) is a regional initiative, serving the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell, and the city of Lynchburg. BBCV 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.
BBCV serves as a facilitator of conversation and action focusing on the needs of children.
Become a Sponsor of SBCV's Regional Work
Donations to Smart Beginnings help support Early Childhood Education in Central Virginia in the following ways:
Helps SBCV provide a high quality, annual conference for educators and caregivers, at little or no cost to participants
Providing books and other learning materials to childcare centers and preschool classrooms
Offering professional development opportunities that increase the availability of quality early learning programs for children
Keeps Gus the Learning Bus on the road, visiting neighborhoods, early learning programs, and participating at community events
Helps SBCV to provide the ExCELL (Excellence in Early Language and Literacy) to our regional public preschool programs
Providing hours of free, technical assistance and coaching to childcare programs across multiple settings - public, private, licensed, and home-based childcare
Donations to Smart Beginnings
A donation to Smart Beginnings can help in the following ways:
$1,000 provides more than 300 books for the annual Read for the Record event
$2,500 enables nearly 100 hours of operation for the Smart Beginnings Literacy Bus or provides the Incredible Years Parent Education group to families with young children.
$5000 provides monthly, on-site mentoring and guidance each month for 12 childcare programs for one year.
$10,000 provides materials and improvements that enhance the quality of early childhood education to 25 childcare or preschool programs.
Smaller donations are welcome and add to the success of all Smart Beginnings activities. Thank you for your support!
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Director, Smart Beginnings CV
United Way Building
1010 Miller Park Square
Lyncnhburg, VA. 24501