Our 2020 Early Learning Symposium is Virtual!
We are excited to host this year's symposium virtually. All trainings are free. You can register for one or all of them. Use the link in the banner at the top of the page to see the full schedule of offerings and to register. Don't wait because registration is limited. We look forward to seeing you online!
The Latest News
Our quarterly newsletter, Success for All Teachers, Students and Families, is now available. Click on the link below or call 797-8887 to be added to our mailing list. Please keep in touch!
It’s Time to Register for Kindergarten!
Kindergarten registration for Danville and Pittsylvania County begins Friday, March 13, 2020. Go to the school your child will attend to register. Helpful information can be found in the 2020 Registration Brochure or for more information, call Danville Public Schools at 799-6400 or Pittsylvania County Schools at 432-2761.
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!
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.
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.
The Science of Early Childhood Development
READY FOR SCHOOL
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.