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about usExpand advocacy and education efforts that emphasize the value of early care and education as an economic development strategy.

Coordinate a system of professional development opportunities that aligns with the State’s Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals and the early childhood milestones.

Implement a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for preschools and childcare centers.

Coordinate a parent education system that reinforces parent’s role in providing quality early childhood education experiences and supporting their child’s development.

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pdfSmart Beginnings: Why They Matter (SBGR brochure)

School Readiness


On April 15th, 2011, SBGR was featured on Cox Connections to give an overview of the work they are doing related to school readiness.

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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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