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About SBDP


To strengthen the system of individuals and organizations educating and caring for children ages birth to eight. Our goal is to ensure that young children enter and remain physically, emotionally and intellectually ready to succeed in life.


To have strong child and family serving systems in our community committed to making sure all children are Ready for School, Ready for Life!

Core Strategies: 

  1. Ensure effective transitions from birth to kindergarten.
  2. Increase the availability of resources for parents, appropriate for their education, interests, and needs.
  3. Provide information to assist parents in recognizing and requesting high quality child care services.
  4. Increase the percentage of children identified as in need of early intervention services.
  5. Increase participation of early child care providers in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative.