Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke is a collaborative of community leaders from businesses, school systems, nonprofits and private individuals who are working together to ensure that every child in Greater Roanoke enters kindergarten with the skills needed to succeed in school and in life.

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ITSN/Early Head Start

April 28, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Raleigh Court Head Start Child Development Center

Come out and learn about the new processes and quality care implementations with Early Head Start.  Open to all. To register, please contact Lynn at 540-283-2781 or lynn@uwrv.org   Sponsored ...


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READY FOR SCHOOL....READY FOR LIFE!

Ready children are ...

Parents

  • Children who have had a variety of quality learning experiences.
  • Comfortable with their peers and have positive interactions with them.
  • Able to communicate and interact effectively with adults.
  • Children who have their basic life needs met prior to coming to school so they can put all their energy into learning.

Is my child ready? Free Online Developmental Screening for children ages birth-5.

Star Rated Sites in Roanoke

Star Rated Sites in Roanoke

Click on the MAP to view locations & a list of current star rated programs in the Roanoke Valley.  To access specific star rating information for all rated programs, visit the state of Virginia's "Find a Star Rated Center" page at www.smartbeginnings.org

pdfWhat does high quality early education look like? (Click to download checklist)

If you would like more information about the Virginia Star Quality Initiative in Roanoke, please call 540.777.4211 or email.

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"I want us to become more aware of Smart Beginnings as a community and the need for expanded Pre-K and quality childcare for the youngest children in Roanoke"


 Mayor David Bowers, State of the City speech 2011

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The United Way of Roanoke Valley serves as the fiscal agent for Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke.

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