Smart Beginnings
Start With Families

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

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 Science of Early Childhood DevelopmentPlay Video

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.