Welcome to Smart Beginnings Central Virginia (SBCV) Website.

Our coalition is working to insure that all children are ready to succeed when they enter school. This site will help you get useful information and connect with people and organizations in our community who are working together in early child care education and development.

Is your Child in a Star-Rated Preschool or Child Care Program?

High quality care means that children are engaging in meaningful learning and play, guided by qualified caregivers in an enriched educational environment. Central Virginia is fortunate to have many quality early childhood programs.
What to look for:
Key quality features include the education, training and qualifications of staff; Interactions between teachers and children - effective teachers have the warmth and sensitivity to engage children, fostering self-confidence; Class size: small class sizes and low child to teacher ratios allow for individual attention; Environment and Instruction: the use of an age-appropriate curriculum is important, as is the learning environment.

Star Quality Child Care and Preschool Programs

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