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Early Language and Literacy Development: Partnering With Your Library
The development of language skills and a love of reading are absolutely foundational to success in school and life-and this process begins at birth! 
Early Language and Literacy Development: Partnering With Your Library

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.

Smith River Fest: Fun for the Entire Family

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Smith River Fest has grown to become a family-favorite annual event as it celebrates all things associated with the Smith River. This year's festival is this Saturday, August 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids' Favorites: Inflatables, wall climbing, petting zoo and pony rides

The festival is located at the Smith River Sports Complex, 1000 Irisburg Road in Axton, just off the Hwy 58 Bypass.

Smart Beginnings and the Workforce PipelinePlay Video

Smart Beginnings and the Workforce Pipeline

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