Women Are Dropping Out of the Workforce

  Dear Friends, We wanted make sure you saw the Good Morning America story about women dropping out of the workforce.  It features an economist talking about the dire need to address…
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Research-Practice Partnerships

We are excited for you to see this just released policy brief from Princeton & Brookings’ the Future of Children. The brief highlights strong partnerships between E3, UVA, The Virginia…
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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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