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Building a Child's Brain: A Parent's Privilege

Parents are the most important and enduring influence in the lives of children. Excellent parenting does not demand perfection—but does require loving involvement and sensitive interaction, responsive to the unique nature of each child.

Building a Child's Brain: A Parent's Privilege

You're Invited to the Seventh Annual Smart Beginnings Holiday Basket Extravaganza

Monday, October 22, 2018

When: November 13, 2018
Time: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Where: New College Institute, Baldwin Building (191 Fayette St.)

About Virginia Quality: Soon to have a new look and new quality standards

Monday, October 5, 2015

Soon the Virginia Star Quality Initiative will have a new look, a new name and new quality standards that recognize the key role of early learning in improving child outcomes. For a preview, visit Virginia Quality.

Setting Up the Learning Environment for Infants and Toddlers Part 1

Thursday, September 3, 2015
In your daycare center or program, what is the important thing in your children's environment? You are. As the caregiver for the day, you help the infant or toddler learn and grow in every developmental area just by being attentive and affectionate during routine activities.
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The Science of Early Childhood Development

The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation, the fundraising arm of Monogram Foods, announced today it has awarded Smart Beginnings Martinsville-Henry County $5,000.