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.
Central Virginia Profiles
County profiles have been developed to communicate the current status of early childhood education and related factors that contribute to school success. Data sources include: U.S. Census Bureau; Kids Count Data; Virginia Health Statistics; Virginia Department of Education; Virginia Library System.
In Amherst County in 2015, more than 50% of children were eligible for free/reduced price lunch.
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The on-time high school graduation rate in Bedford County in 2014 was 87.2%. The state rate was 89.9%.
95% - Kindergartners whose PALS-K Scores were at or above Readiness Levels in AY 2017-18.
Click here for the Appomattox County profile:
33% - Of eligible Preschool and Child care programs are participating in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative - and working toward excellence.
Click here for the Campbell County profile: