Smart Beginnings
Start With Families

Building Partnerships for a Healthy Start in Life
As children develop, parents find it helpful to build partnerships with others, particularly in terms of ensuring their child's health. Children develop best when they enjoy several essential ingredients: regular health care; good nutrition; sufficient rest; exercise; and protection from stress, neglect or violence. 
Building Partnerships for a Healthy Start in Life

You're Invited to Smart Beginnings MHC's- Holiday Basket Extravaganza

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
When: November 12, 2015
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Where: Piedmont Arts (215 Starling Ave.)

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

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.
The Economic Case for Smart BeginningsPlay Video

The Economic Case for Smart Beginnings

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