New E3 School Parent – Anita

Listen to a parent talk about how the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) is a tool for her at home in helping her child be ready for K!

Innovation in Early Education

Almost six years ago, we opened the doors of The New E3 School, a state-of-the-art mixed-income model for children ages one to five in the neighborhood of Park Place in…
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Is Early Education a Priority?

Dear Advocates: The House & Senate have passed their budgets. Here is the breakdown: House $60m in federal COVID relief funds allocated to increase access and help child care programs…
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Special Session Underway

Dear Early Education Advocates: The Special Session to address the budget deficit caused by the COVID-19 health crisis is underway.  Unfortunately, only $3.7m in new funding is for early educators….
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Juneteenth 2020

We commemorate this day in OUR shared history that ended slavery. We wanted to share a few children’s books that you can read aloud with your children to help them understand…
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Graduation 2020

These pictures will make your day! We altered our preschool graduation ceremony this year, but felt it was important that we honored and celebrated our children who will be heading…
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The Time is NOW!

In 1947, Jackie Robinson put on the Brooklyn Dodgers uniform to play Major League Baseball(MLB). He was the first African-American to play in the MLB. He faced the hate from…
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Make Your Voice Heard Today!

Dear Advocates: We need your voice to be heard today. Governor Northam and his administration are making final decisions soon on how to allocate Virginia’s $67m in federal discretionary education…
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Early Learning Must Remain a Priority!

Last year saw increases in states’ spending on early education, increased enrollment and levels of quality, according to NIEER’s annual State of Preschool Yearbook  which ranked states in three categories –…
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Banking Time

For more than a decade, researchers at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development have been developing, testing and disseminating a set of practices called “Banking…
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Invest in our Children!