Initiatives and Projects
A partnership between researchers, educators, community leaderships, as well as local and state policy makers make these initiatives possible.
UNDERSTANDING SCHOOL READINESS
Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program
SUPPORTING QUALITY PRESCHOOL
Advancing Effective Interactions and Instruction
In partnership with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Advancing Effective Interactions & Instruction (AEII) supports teachers to provide high-quality learning experiences through individualized professional development (PD) focused on social-emotional instruction and interactions for children, birth through five, in Virginia’s early childhood classrooms.
FOSTER EARLY LEARNING
STREAMin3 is a research-based birth through preschool comprehensive and integrated curriculum model developed in partnership with Elevate Early Education and The New E3 School. In partnership with the Virginia Department of Social Services, Obici Healthcare Foundation, and the Alleghany Foundation, STREAMin3 was piloted in ECE programs in Virginia. In a new partnership with the Virginia Department of Education, STREAMin3 is now an option for all publicly-funded birth to five programs across the Commonwealth.
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
The ECE Resource Hub
The Early Childhood Educational (ECE) Resource Hub is designed to help educators support our youngest learners, from birth to five. The Hub includes strategies, activities, and professional development resources to support children’s development.