The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) completed their report to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia on early childhood programs in Virginia. The report, Improving Virginia’s Early Childhood Development Programs, will be released to the public on December 11, 2018. The report will be presented to the public on Dec 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the Pocahontas Building Senate Committee Room in Richmond, VA.
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FUNDING FOR INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS
A new technical assistance report, Braiding, Blending, and Layering Funding Sources to Increase Access to Quality Preschool (2017), discusses a number of strategies for braiding, blending or layering various funding sources to provide comprehensive, inclusive early learning programs for young children and their families. It includes interviews with local school district, Head Start, and child care administrators discussing how they are making it work in their programs.
Save-the date for the 2018 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute: May 8-10, 2018 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Registration for the 2018 Inclusion Institute will be opening soon. The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings.
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Creating Connections to Shining Stars: Virginia’s Collaborative Early Childhood Birth through Five Conference is a collaborative effort between many state agencies and early childhood programs in Virginia. The conference focuses on promoting and supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive settings for young children, both with and without disabilities. Check out the conference link for 2017 highlights!