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.

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.

Click here to read the newsletter.

Infant Toddler Network Expands Service Area

Smart Beginnings DP is pleased to announce that the VA Infant Toddler Specialist Network (VA ITSN) has expanded the service area for Piedmont Southside. Due to this expansion, SBDP will be adding an additional Infant Toddler Specialist (ITS) to its staff to provide high quality coaching for programs serving children 0 to 3 years of age. The applicant does not have to live in Danville, but should be willing to serve programs throughout the Piedmont Southside as needed.


For more information about this new position, click here.


Would you like to honor a loved one or celebrate a special milestone?

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.

Make Handwashing More Effective

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.


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The Science of Early Childhood Development

The Science of Early Childhood Development


Virginia's Getting Ready Model

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.