Project Pathfinders Scholarships – Spring ’19 Applications Available Now

Applications for Project Pathfinders early educator scholarships are now available for spring semester 2019. Through December 1, early educators interested in building their skills through community college coursework and credentials can submit an application through our online system or by mail. Project Pathfinders information and application can be found on the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation’s website…. Read more »

Resources to help children in the wake of a school shooting

By Jessica Dym Bartlett As adults struggle with their own reactions to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida—the 29th mass shooting in the United States in the first two months of 2018 alone—young eyes and ears are watching and listening. This is an important time to talk to children about what they are seeing and… Read more »

Cold or Flu… What to Do?

You’ve  probably heard about it on the news or seen it for yourself… we are experiencing an especially active flu season this year. But, how do you know if it’s the flu or just a cold?  Check out  the the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for additional information and resources.   Resources and information taken… Read more »

Timing of obtaining fingerprint background checks

Update 1-19-18:  Fieldprint codes have been released and sent to you via email today.  If you have not received the Fieldprint codes at the email designated as the OBI contact email, please contact the Office of Background Investigations at 804-726-7884. Since there was a delay in sending out the Fieldprint codes, the new “go-live” date… Read more »

Virginia Child Care Mapping Project

Child Care Aware of Virginia’s child care mapping project is designed to enable viewers to see the various types of child care programs throughout Virginia. Overlayed with child poverty data (varying shades of red with red shading darkening as poverty levels increase), it is clear that some high poverty areas have few licensed (or quality… Read more »