Are you looking for high quality childcare?
When choosing childcare, it's important to know what quality is and where to find it. Click here to read our brochure with tips on what high quality childcare is and resources you can use to help find it.
We Believe in Success For All Students, Teachers, And Families
To inspire and support all of our local teachers, SBDP is kicking off a Success for All Students, Teachers and Families campaign on Tuesday, August 8 at 8 a.m. at Averett University's North Campus. The event will feature an inspirational speaker, Kim Hughes. Kim is a 30+ year veteran of education with master's degrees in both elementary education and school leadership/administration. For more information about the campaign click here.
Summer Newsletter is Here
Our latest newsletter provides information about our Success for All Students, Teachers, and Families campaign; recognizes those childcare centers and family day homes that completed the VA Infant & Toddler Specialist Network training; summer activities at the Danville Public Library; and more.
Infant Toddler Network Expands Service Area
Monday, 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.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
This past year, 11 childcare centers and family day homes completed the VA Infant and Toddler Specialist Network training.
Tuesday, 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.
The Science of Early Childhood Development
READY FOR SCHOOL
Virginia's Getting Ready Model
Ready Families. Able to support and provide for healthy children.
Ready Communities. Able to support families as child's first teacher.
Ready Services. Able to provide high quality care to all young children.
Ready Schools. Able to accept "ready" children and provide seamless transitions.
Ready Children. Age appropriate in all six developmental domains: physical developmental and health; social and emotional development; approaches to learning; language and literacy development; cognition and general knowledge and fine arts.