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Supporting Families in Ready Region Blue Ridge with Early Education Programs & Resources

Go2Grow works with local Head Start/Early Head Start programs, public school systems, and private providers to ensure all families in the Ready Region Blue Ridge area have equal access to early education and can thrive through additional resources and supports.

Programs in our region meet a variety of needs.

Various publicly funded programs address the diverse needs of families through opportunities for free or reduced-cost care.

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Head Start

Head Start early childhood care and education programs deliver services to children and families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners every step of the way. Read more
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Early Head Start

EHS programs are designed to nurture healthy attachments between parent and child, and child and caregiver. Services encompass the full range of a family's needs from pregnancy through a child's third birthday. Read More
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Virginia Preschool Initiative

VPI is a program that distributes state funds to public schools and community-based organizations to provide high-quality preschool programs for at-risk three and/or four-year-olds not served by Head Start. Read more
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Mixed Delivery

The Mixed Delivery program provides publicly funded ECCE services in licensed, non-faith-based, private ECCE settings for eligible children. It funds full-day, year-round ECCE services for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Read more
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Local Care & Family Day Homes

Child day centers are child day programs offered…
Winchester Clarke Frederick Rappahannock Warren Shenandoah Madison Greene Orange Rockingham Harrisonburg Augusta Staunton Albemarle Charlottesville Buckingham Louisa Waynesboro Nelson Fluvanna Page

Early education matters.
Here’s why.

Early childhood care and education lays the foundation for cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development, significantly impacting lifelong learning, well-being, and future success.

Higher Success

Children receiving high quality early education have both increased high school graduation and increased employment rates.

Brain Development

Did you know 90% of the brain is developed by age five? This development sets the stage for higher level skills later in life.

Reduced Risk

Positive interactions in early childhood create positive impact by reducing the risk of incarceration and drug use later in life.

Improved Mental Health

Stronger self regulation and improved social-emotional development happen with peer interactions.

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Looking for resources or regional supports?

You can search local resources or state-wide resources by using the “Resources and Supports” drop down menu at the very top of the page to search for programs and community partners to help your family meet their needs.

Additional Local Programs

Find more information on supports like local libraries, children’s museums, early learning playgroups, and other programs.

Additional Local Programs

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Adult Supports

Explore information such as self care tips and programs, coping skills, parent groups, substance abuse support, and recovery programs.

Adult Supports

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Basic Needs

From food pantries to housing assistance and infant needs such as diapers and clothing, explore our resources on basic needs.

Basic Needs

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Early Intervention & Special Education

Find resources for developmental screenings, health assessment, community programs, and special education assistance.

Early Intervention & Special Education

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Family Village

Join the Ready Region Family Council or the Virginia Promise Partnership (or both!), sign up for the Family Engagement newsletter, and more.

Family Village

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Financial Assistance

Search for information such as child care subsidy, utility bill assistance, employer child care benefits, childcare supports, and local scholarships.

Financial Assistance

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Social & Emotional Supports

Search information such as mental heath support, kids therapy and counseling programs, and milestones assessments.

Social & Emotional Supports

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VQB5

Explore more information about VQB5 and how they measure the quality of programs based on nationally recognized indicators.

VQB5

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