Smart Beginnings
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Parents & Child Care Provider Partnerships
In most communities, about 2/3 of young children live with working parents; therefore, selecting high quality child care is a necessity for many. One of the most crucial partnerships a parent will form is with other adults who will care for and teach their child.
Parents & Child Care Provider Partnerships

Does your child stay at home or with family during the summer?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
If your child stays at home during the summer or with family during the summer months, take advantage of the area's home visitors to give you fun ways to stimulate healthy growth and development. It is FREE.

KIDS COUNT Policy Report: A Must Read

Friday, June 12, 2015
A great source of information: The Annie E. Casey Foundation regularly publishes research and policy reports, including the KIDS COUNT Data Book, based on data featured on its KIDS COUNT Data Center. This week, we are featuring the KIDS COUNT Policy Report.

Teacher Vision Grants

Sunday, June 7, 2015

American Electric Power's Teacher Vision Grant Program is available for teachers in pre-K through grade 12 who live in the AEP service area. Henry County is part of this service region and we encourage our pre-K teachers to consider applying. This grant program is open until February 26, 2016, for the 2016-2017 school year. For more information, go to


Smart Beginnings and the Workforce PipelinePlay Video

Smart Beginnings and the Workforce Pipeline

Saturday, June 13, at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Martinsville, more than 50 early childhood educators attended one of our exceptional training opportunities on "Exploring Children's Social and Emotional Behavior and Needs," presented by Greta Morris, M.S.