United Way of Roanoke Valley General Information 540.283.2786
Meg Fitzwater Director of Early Education 540.283.2786
Lynn West Program Administrator, Environmental Rating Specialist 540.283.2781
Jessica Griffith Early Education Specialist, EHS, VPI, PALS PreK, CLASS Specialist 540.777.4219
Carla Helton Early Education Specialist CDC, Religious Exempt, FDH, Curriculum Specialist 540.777.4218
Jodie Jones Infant and Toddler Specialist Network 540.283.2772

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Early childhood education is critical to our community's future economic well being. It's a question of pay-now or pay-later. Research indicates that if children are prepared when they start school and reading on grade level in their early years, they're far more likely to stay on track and finish school rather than become a costly drain on the community's social service system. Those who finish school are much more likely to become contributing members of our workforce.

Joyce Waugh, CEcD
President, Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

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

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