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Every child. Every neighborhood. Ready.

Thank you for being a part of our community. As we celebrate this year, we would like to highlight the ways that Smart Beginnings promotes positive early childhood experiences to build a strong foundation for young children from birth to age 5. But we can’t reach our vision alone, so please consider how you might support us as the year draws to a close.

Support For School Age Learners

In December 2020, a network of regional hubs was created in high-needs areas to build the supply of safe learning spaces for children 3 - 12 years old, so their parents could continue to work.

Smart Beginnings was proud to serve as one of six hubs with the goal of increasing the supply of child care in Hampton, Newport News, James City County, and Williamsburg.

We are grateful for this partnership with the Virginia Department of Social Services, Governor Northam, and the Virginia General Assembly.

On page 3 of our Impact Report, you can learn about how funding from this project helped families pay for child care so they could work when schools were closed.

Read more here.


Giving Back Award

Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula was one of 10 nonprofit organizations recognized in 2021 by Coastal Virginia Magazine for its profound impact on the community, as well as its bold leadership throughout the COVID-19 crisis. 

This award is designed to honor the region's outstanding organizations and businesses who are giving back to the community and improving the lives of those who call Coastal Virginia home.

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Featured in Hampton Roads Physician

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Our Prenatal Resource Program was featured in this regional publication, highlighting our screening process and the difference we're making for babies and their families.

Read the article

Guidebook for Supporting Your Child in Life and Learning

We worked with community partners to create a Guidebook for families and hosted an event to discuss ways that families could support their young learners as they returned to in-person learning. Watch the event by clicking on the link below.


Your gift supports the health and education of all children 0-5

on the Greater Peninsula

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