Professional Development

Virginia Beach GrowSmart provides high-quality training and career advancement opportunities to Virginia Beach early education professionals.

Professional Development

GrowSmart provides ongoing professional development opportunities to early care and education professionals. Due to the high turnover and low wages of this workforce, this training is free and supports best practice and developmentally appropriate care. Early education training opportunities occur monthly for all levels – entry, leadership and quality improvement. Due to licensing requirements, early education professionals need 16 hours annually of professional development and training.

Leadership Academy 2023-24

GrowSmart Provider's Series - Fall 2023

Register for the September 23rd "Teaching Strategies for Social Emotional Success" workshop here

Register for the November 18th "The Importance of Language with Young Children" workshop here

GrowSmart Provider Series
Fall 2023

Raising the Bar - Scholarships:

FINAL 2023 RTB Registration Flyer

FINAL VB Grow Smart RTB Scholarship Form 2023