Welcome to

Your guide to early care and learning

SELECT YOUR LOCATION TO BEGIN:

Greater
Charlottesville
Area
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Includes: City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Greene County, Fluvanna County, Louisa County, Nelson County

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Augusta
Waynesboro
(SAW)

Includes: City of Staunton, City of Waynesboro, Augusta County

Welcome to

Your guide to early care and learning

SELECT YOUR LOCATION TO BEGIN:

Central
Virginia
(CVA)

Includes: City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Greene County, Fluvanna County, Louisa County, Nelson County

Staunton
Augusta
Waynesboro
(SAW)

Includes: City of Staunton, City of Waynesboro, Augusta County

WHY EARLY EDUCATION?

Children who participate in high-quality programs tend to have:

Higher scores on math and reading achievement tests

Higher scores on math and reading achievement tests

Higher high school graduation rates and higher levels of schooling attained

Higher high school graduation rates and higher levels of schooling attained

Improved nutrition and health

Improved nutrition and health

In the long run, these children are also more likely to:

Have higher employment and earnings as adults

Have higher employment and earnings as adults

Experience lower rates of alcohol and other drug use

Experience lower rates of alcohol and other drug use

Be less likely to engage in criminal acts or be incarcerated

Be less likely to engage in criminal acts or be incarcerated

And it is not just kids who win! Parents of participants:

Complete more years of schooling

Complete more years of schooling

Are more likely to be employed

Are more likely to be employed

Have higher earnings

Have higher earnings