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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A Tool for Teachers in the Classroom

The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP): A Tool for Teachers in the Classroom Listen to a teacher & co-director talk about how she uses the VKRP.


We Have Work to Do. Can You Help?

Legislators are considering many competing budget priorities right now.  Can you send your legislator a quick email asking for their support of Governor Northam’s early education budget package?  This funding…
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The ECE Resource Hub powered by UVA-CASTL

Resources created with you, your classrooms and your students in mind. We begin the new year with appreciation for the people in our communities and hope for the future.  Within…
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We’ve Fought Hard… Here’s What’s Next!

First, some really good news.  The $85 million that we all fought so hard for has been fully restored and included in Governor Northam’s 2021 budget!  Thanks to the legislature…
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