E3 Pivots to Tackle BIG Challenges

Dear Friends, In 2005, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, business, civic and philanthropic leaders created Smart Beginnings South Hampton Roads (SBSHR), one of three regional early education initiatives in the…
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A Slam Dunk for Our Children!

Dear Advocates, The 2021 General Assembly wrapped up this week.  YOU made sure that our early learners, parents, teachers and programs were a top priority. Budget Recap $11.1m to increase…
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“Little Band-Aids” Won’t Fix the Child Care Industry. New Report Proposes an Overhaul.

This story is part of an EdSurge Research series about early childhood education.   The current child care system in the United States is broken, and everyone involved – the children,…
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URGENT: Funding At Risk!

  Dear Advocates, As you know, Virginia’s readiness and learning gaps have widened during the health crisis.  Now is the time to give our children, parents, and early educators the…
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Hamre: Universal Pre-K isn’t Enough. The Programs Must be of High Quality. Here are Some Ways to Make That Happen.

Even before the outbreak of COVID-19 and resulting mass closures, high-quality child care was in short supply.  Between 2018 and 2019, half of states actually saw a decline in the…
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The COVID Learning Slide: VA Must Continue to Make Our Children #1!

“For the past decade, Washington, D.C. schools have shone as a success story, with achievement for all students rising steadily in elementary and middle schools and more quickly than the…
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February is Black History Month!

Let’s Celebrate the Achievements of African Americans in Virginia & the United States This month we honor and celebrate the contributions of African Americans in Virginia and our country. It…
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URGENT: New Data Underscores Need for Action Today!!

Dear Advocates, We wanted to share this hot off the presses UVA Research Data Brief on the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) for FALL 2020 in the wake of COVID-19….
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My Story

Dear Friends, Every time I walk into The New E3 School or talk with directors and teachers of programs across the state, I am reminded of why I became an…
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Our Teachers Love VKRP!

The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP): A Tool for Teachers in the Classroom Emily tells us all about how she uses the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program(VKRP) as a tool in…
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