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Kindergarten registration begins March 9

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?

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. 


July 1, 2017

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

Make Handwashing More Effective

May 23, 2017

Do you need to teach the children in your classroom (or home) how to wash their hands properly? Check out the story for some helpful tips.

Teaching Children about Dental Health

May 8, 2017

It's never too early to start promoting good dental health. Start simply, talking with children about why we have teeth, how we use them and how many sets of teeth people have.