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Our Blue Ridge

Our Blue Ridge

On September 29, 2010, SBGR shared tips for early language and literacy development.

Our Blue Ridge

Our Blue Ridge

On August 26, 2010, Kris Meyers appeared on WSLS's noon show "Our Blue Ridge" to discuss Smart Beginnings and how to find a quality childcare.

Today Show

Today

On May 14, 2010, the Today Show had a segment on a recently released longitudinal study that shows the importance of quality care in early childhood. Plus, tips to find a quality childcare center.

The Business Case

The Business Case

Watch this video and others from the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation to see why investing in early education is essential to the future economy of Virginia.

The Science of Development

The Science of Development

This video from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University explains the neuroscience and behavioral research behind early childhood development.

Change the First 5 Years...

Change the First 5 Years

This Ounce of Prevention Fund video shows how changing the first 5 years can change everything.

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"Successful third grade reading strategies do not begin in elementary school; reading proficiency is the culmination of a variety of experiences and skill building beginning in the earliest years of a child's life."

Kathy Glazer, President of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation

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

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