MP900448287Ages and Stages Developmental Screenings now available to families in the Roanoke & New River Valleys! Complete a FREE developmental screening specifically for your child (ages birth-5 years old) to learn more about your child's development.  

CLICK HERE to view ASQ's Developmental Sample Questionnaires and Activities

CLICK HERE to use online ASQ Screening tool (for all other age levels birth-5).   To get screening results & age-appropriate learning activities for FREE, send the completed ASQ to Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke at 325 Campbell Ave. SW Roanoke 24016, or you can submit results online via the ASQ Family Access system using this link -  We also recomend that you share your completed screening with your child's pediatrician.   Questions?  Please call us at 540.283.2786.



dad reading to sonYou are your child’s first teacher. Children thrive in nurturing environments that provide them with opportunities to learn through active play and social interaction. Regular every day activities can provide excellent opportunities to stimulate brain development and promote learning.

Past SBGR Parent Newsletter Articles about Early Learning :

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Choosing Quality Childcare

Research shows that the quality of child care children receive sets the stage for all future learning. Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke is the local coordinator for the Virginia Star Quality Initiative (VSQI), a statewide effort to improve the quality of preschools and child care centers by providing each site with professional development training,·one-on-one mentoring, funding for quality enhancement, and a star rating. This rating serves as an indicator of the quality of care provided at each center– a valuable resource for parents seeking quality childcare. 

WATCH "WATCH "Quality In Action" 2013 Open House Video Slideshow (3 min)


Quality In Action

pdfCHECKLIST - What does quality early education look like?

Looking for a quality program? CLICK HERE to FIND A STAR RATED CENTER NEAR YOU

PHOTOS pdfWhat to Look for In High Quality Early Learning Programs

For additional·tips from Childcare Link,·on finding quality childcare that is right for your child, pdfdownload this brochure.

Parent Education

Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke is proud to promote and support the following best practice models and evidence based parent education organizations and businesses in our region.

** If you would like to offer a Parent Education Workshop for parents in your school or organization, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 540.283.2786 **

Family Friendly Events

Macaroni Kid


Macaroni Kid is a FREE online family and community resource that is now available in Roanoke! Sign up to receive weekly updates on child friendly activities and events in the Roanoke Valley. Each month Macaroni Kid Roanoke will be featuring an article about early learning in their newsletter, written by Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke.

View Macaroni Kid Roanoke on WDBJ 7's morning news!

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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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