Do you want to make a lasting difference in the lives of young children? Do you have at least one hour per week to dedicate to a fun and rewarding experience? If so, we are looking for YOU! VOLUNTEER NOW
Do you have a preschooler who will enter kindergarten next fall or a current kindergartener? From enrollment requirements to building important readiness skills, Virginia Beach GrowSmart wants you to ... READ MORE
When is the best time to start reading to your child? From the very beginning! Reading to your baby, toddler, or preschooler benefits his language development, world learning, and your relationship. LEARN MORE
Every child in Virginia Beach will be born healthy; enter kindergarten ready to learn; and continue to read proficiently
through third grade, establishing a strong foundation for success in school and in life.
When young children succeed, we all win.
Join our efforts today!
How important are your child's
first 8 years of life?
We realize the importance of Virginia Beach children being ready to succeed in school and in life when they enroll in kindergarten. Last year, our GrowSmart program was honored with an Outstanding Achievement in Innovation Award by the national Alliance for Innovation. I cannot overstate the importance of preparing our youth for success before they begin school — and even before they are born. GrowSmart promotes the healthy development and school readiness of young children. The bigger picture… It’s a vital part of our workforce development strategy, laying the foundation for our babies to excel as 21st century learners, workers and citizens.
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