Early Childhood Coordinators Collaborative Meeting (Spring 2021)


The Office of Early Childhood at the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Early Childhood Coordinators Collaborative Spring Meeting. The purpose is to deliver key state updates and resources for PreK providers across early childhood education programs that serve the most vulnerable children.  School division and program leaders who act as administrators or coordinators for Head Start, ECSE, and VPI are strongly encouraged to attend. Come learn about Virginia’s current efforts to unify and improve the quality of early childhood programs and look towards the future to where we are going collectively.

 The Early Childhood Coordinators Collaborative Spring Meeting will provide:

  • State updates on the unification of Early Childhood Systems in Virginia
  • State updates on quality improvement efforts in early childhood programs
  • Panel discussions on the following:

                 -The Preschool Development Grant (PDG): A Community Perspective

                 -Best Practices for Implementing the VPI 3-Year-Old Pilot

                 -Recruitment for Preschool Programs in the 2021-2022 School Year

  • An overview of the Unified Measurement and Improvement System
  • Updates of the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) and use in preschool
  • VPI and Head Start inclusion targets

The Collaborative Spring Meeting will be April 21, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration is required to participate. Resources needed for the webinar will be emailed to those registered prior to the event. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email including the secure link and password to join. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, be sure to check your spam folder/junk mail.

Space is limited and early childhood education programs are to register up to two members from each program team (HS, ECSE, and VPI). Verify with other program-level team members as to who will be participating prior to registering.  Each participant is responsible to register individually.  Registration ends on April 14, 2021.

For questions regarding online registration, please contact Jackie Kilkeary, Event Coordinator, at the Training and Technical Assistance Center at George Mason University, by email at jkilkear@gmu.edu. Questions regarding content of the workshop should be directed to Dawn Hendricks, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator, by email at Dawn.Hendricks@doe.virginia.gov.


4/21/2021 9:00 AM - 4/21/2021 12:30 PM


Dawn Hendricks-Content Questions
Jackie Kilkeary-Registration Questions