Brains develop more in a child’s first few years than any other time in life and research shows that there’s an achievement gap as early as nine months – those from more advantaged homes and those less fortunate.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
On June 21, United Way of Henry County and Martinsville and Smart Beginnings MHC will hold a
Day of Action - Day of Reading. This community-wide reading project will highlight the importance of reading to children. It is simple, easy and yet highly impactful for the children of Henry County and Martinsville.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Eleven children, mostly 2 to 4 years old, eagerly sang learning songs. Children spelled their names. They identified numbers, letters and colors.
Monday, June 10, 2013
In celebration of "Week of the Young Child," Smart Beginnings MHC recently held a contest for the most creative display showcasing the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation's "Invest in Children" poster series. The contest was designed to engage early childhood educators and businesses in helping get the message out to the community about the importance of investing in early childhood education.
The Economic Case for Smart Beginnings