Help with Child Care Costs Now Available

Need child care due to work, job search, work-related training or education?
The Child Care Subsidy Program (CCSP) may be able to help! Program eligibility has temporarily expanded now through July 31, 2021, to offer financial assistance to more families than ever before. Visit to appy. Read more here.

SBDP Seeks Executive Director

The Board of SBDP is seeking an innovative, collaborative leader with a passion for early childhood development, equity, and community engagement. The Executive Director will continue to build on past successes, supported by a new investment of $3.9M from the Danville Regional Foundation to support school readiness. Strategies include development of a new school readiness data tracking system, expansion of home visiting, collaborative marketing efforts to increase awareness and utilization of services, and funding to support early detection and treatment of developmental delays.

The Dan River region is a diverse community with significant backing and exciting partnerships working to provide high quality early childhood development for every child. With the regionalization of Virginia’s Early Childhood Systems, the organization is poised to leverage the first ten years of success serving Danville & Pittsylvania Counties while expanding to serve a broader footprint in Southern Virginia.

Read the complete job description and application requirements.

SBDP Seeks Infant and Toddler Specialist

Smart Beginnings DP seeks a qualified candidate to assist early childhood programs and providers with increasing the quality of care through assessments, on-site visits, trainings, and resources within the Piedmont - Southside region. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in infant and toddler or early childhood education, child development, human services, social work, or child related field required. Master's degree preferred. A minimum of two years of infant and toddler experience required. Demonstrated expertise in infant and toddler development, experience with child care or other early care settings, excellent time management, mentoring skills and ability to travel required. This is a grant-funded position. 

Send resume and cover letter to No calls please. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 11, 2021.

SBDP is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.

Virtual Spring Trainings

Smart Beginnings DP is pleased to offer virtual trainings for you and your staff. Click on the training flyer below to learn more.

Spring Trainings Flyer

Spring Newsletter 

Our quarterly newsletter, Success for All Teachers, Students and Families, is now available.  Click on the link below to read it or call 797-8887 to be added to our mailing list.  Please keep in touch!

Read the Newsletter

Are you looking for high quality childcare?

When choosing childcare, it's important to know what quality is and where to find it. Click here to read our brochure with tips on what high quality childcare is and resources you can use to help find it.


Success For All!


Smart Beginnings DP receives new funding

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Smart Beginnings Danville Pittsylvania (SBDP), a regional school readiness coalition, will receive a $7,000 grant from the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) to develop a customized “data capacity action plan” and expand its school readiness data dashboard.

Would you like to honor a loved one or celebrate a special milestone?

Monday, July 3, 2017

Support Smart Beginnings and the Imagination Library by making a tax-deductible contribution in honor of or in memorial of a friend, colleague or loved one. Simply complete the memorial-honorarium form and return by mail.  Your support ensures that individuals working with young children have the support and training the need to meet the needs of young children.  It also ensures that we can provide vulnerable children with age appropriate, high quality books each month by mail. 


Saturday, July 1, 2017

This past year, 11 childcare centers and family day homes completed the VA Infant and Toddler Specialist Network training.


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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.