April Newsletter is Here!

Read about how to create good oral care for infants, upcoming trainings, VA Quality's new website and more in April's newsletter.  As always, we value your feedback and input!  Comments or suggestions on future content may be sent to info@smartbeginningsdp.org.

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.

Kindergarten Registration Begins March 9

Parents: our kindergarten registration brochure has all the information you need to get started and is created just for you!  Take a look inside for easy ways to help make sure your child is ready.  On March 9, go to the school your child will attend to register. If you can't make it on March 9, just call the school to make an appointment for another day.

RECENT NEWS

Kindergarten registration begins March 9

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Kindergarten registration for Danville City Schools and Pittsylvania County Schools begins Friday, March 9.

"The first day of school is a very special day for children.  A big part of success in school is to enjoy learning and to not be afraid of teachers, the school environment, other children, or of making mistakes," said Ann Vandervliet Stratton, executive director at Smart Beginnings Danville Pittsylvania.

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. 

Congratulations!

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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READY FOR SCHOOL

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.