Join the Movement

Join the Movement 2017-09-13T09:22:52+00:00

Working Together

Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond exemplifies what can be achieved when communities work together. We are a regional initiative with more than 100 organizational partners working together to ensure that all children enter school healthy, well-cared for, and ready to succeed.

Quarterly Coalition Meetings

Meetings – open to the public, these quarterly meetings offer an opportunity to network with other early childhood providers and connect with the work of the coalition.  Members vary.

2017 Meeting Dates:

  • March 3
  • May 5
  • August 3
  • November 3 (Peter Paul Development Center, 1708 N. 22nd Street, Richmond, VA 23223) from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

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Ready Early Care and Education

Focused on quality improvement for early care and education programs. Members include professional development providers, child care directors and others.

2017 Meeting dates:

  • February 21
  • April 18
  • June 20
  • August 15 (meeting will take place at United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, 2001 Maywill Street, Suite 201, Richmond, VA 23230)
  • October 17
  • December 19 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

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Ready Families

Focused on home visiting, family engagement and parent education. Members include parent educators, home visiting organizations, and others.

2017 Meeting dates:

  • February 15
  • April 19
  • June 21
  • August 16 (meeting will take place at United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, 2001 Maywill Street, Suite 201, Richmond, VA 23230)
  • October 18
  • December 20 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

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Ready Schools

Focused on regional kindergarten registration and preschool policy alignment. Members include school district administrators.

2017 Meeting dates:

  • January 12
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • July 19 (12:00 – 1:30 p.m. at ChamberRVA, 919 E. Main Street, 17th Floor)
  • August 10
  • October 12
  • December 14 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Conference call.

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