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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 for young children from birth to age 5 to build a strong foundation. In case you missed it, we were featured in the news throughout 2021. We encourage you to follow us on social media to stay up to date in 2022.

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Wavy TV 10 Hampton Roads Show


On August 25, 2021, Executive Director Diane Umstead joined Wavy TV 10 reporter Chelsea Khan to discuss kindergarten readiness. 

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On September 21, 2021, Executive Director Diane Umstead is back at Wavy TV 10 with reporter Chelsea Khan to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on early childhood education.

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On November 18, 2021, SBVP Executive Director Diane Umstead appeared with reporter Chris Reckling to discuss the crisis in early childhood care and education – something pushed to a breaking point by the pandemic.

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Oyster Pointer article

This Oyster Pointer article speaks to SBVP's history, programs, and vision that all children on the Virginia Peninsula are born healthy, have the tools they need to succeed in school and thrive in the Hampton Roads of tomorrow.

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