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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Myra Alves Garcia Sawyers and Kimberly Womack Hulcher Column: Stabilizing Child Care in Virginia

Without stable, accessible and safe child care, Virginia will not be able to recover from the brutal economic outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic.  That statement is stark but true. In…
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Together, we are Elevating Early Education

E3: Elevate Early Education launched the Early Learning Now campaign to fight for equitable access to high quality programs for all children and families.  Our early educators and early learning…
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Quality MATTERS!

Access Matters. Teachers Matter. QUALITY Matters.   Access alone is not enough. Research tells us that children need and deserve access to high quality early learning programs. Higher quality programs…
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Bipartisan National Poll on Child Care

A 2019 national poll released by the Bipartisan Policy Center tells us: Affordable & reliable child care is a “must have” for working families. Low-income parents struggle to find affordable…
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