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Project Pathfinders scholarships are now available for Summer Semester 2019

Applications for Project Pathfinders early educator scholarships are now available for summer semester 2019. Through April 15, 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. Since… Read more »

Statewide Tornado Drill March 19th

Statewide Tornado Drill The Statewide Tornado Drill is a yearly opportunity to prepare Virginians for tornado emergencies and to test public warning systems. Save the date! The Virginia State Emergency Communications Committee and the National Weather Service will conduct a statewide tornado drill and Emergency Alert System (EAS) test on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 9:45 a.m. or… Read more »

Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grants Announced

The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) is pleased to announce a fourth round of Mixed-Delivery Preschool grants – an opportunity for local communities across Virginia to field-test strategies and solutions to barriers that have prevented all eligible children from participating in Virginia’s preschool initiative and to prepare all children, ages birth to five, for school…. Read more »

Coffee Chat 2019

This past Thursday we had our 2nd Annual Curbside Coffee Chat with the General Assembly. We invited Senators and Delegates to have coffee and a breakfast pastry with us as we discussed child care safety. Do you know how to get in touch with your representatives? Do you need talking points to help you express… Read more »

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 »