Employment Opportunity

Smart Beginnings is seeking a Regional Coordinator to implement a regional Virginia Star Quality Initiative grant.  Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field and three years of experience in grants management.  Ideal candidates will possess a working knowledge of the Virginia Star Quality Initiative, experience working with early childhood programs and training or certification in related assessments.   Send resume and cover letter to info@smartbeginningsdp.org by July 18.  No phone calls please.

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Upcoming Events 

Director's Network Roundtable Discussion

Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Location: Lone Star Steakhouse, 255 Lowes Drive, Danville
Registration required by July 16 to nmichaels@smartbeginningsdp.org or 797-8887 


Early Kindergarten Registration Kicks Off

Sunday, March 9, 2014

While kids are looking forward to a summer full of sunshine, warm afternoons and poolside fun, leaders of Smart Beginnings Danville Pittsylvania are encouraging parents of up-and-coming kindergarteners to look ahead to the next school year in order to fully prepare their kids for their first school experience.

Smart Beginnings Hosts Senator Mark Warner

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Smart Beginnings Danville Pittsylvania hosted a roundtable discussion on early childhood education led by U.S. Senator Mark Warner during a visit to Danville on Thursday, January 23.


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The Science of Early Childhood Development

The Science of Early Childhood Development


Virginia's Getting Ready Model

Virginia's Getting Ready Model

Ready Families. Able to support and provide for healthy children.

Ready Communities. Able to support families as child's first teacher.

Ready Services. Able to provide high quality care to all young children.

Ready Schools. Able to accept "ready" children and provide seamless transitions.

Ready Children. Age appropriate in all six developmental domains: physical developmental and health; social and emotional development; approaches to learning; language and literacy development; cognition and general knowledge and fine arts.