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 resources they need to succeed.

Legislators are negotiating the final budget today.  Take one minute to send a letter to budget conferees and tell them that early learning matters to you.

Send Your Letter Now!

Here is what’s at stake:

  • The increased per pupil funding for the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) is at risk of being reduced.
  • $15.9m could be eliminated in FY21 from VPI classrooms as a result of lost enrollment during COVID-19.

A reduction in funding NOW will cause our children to fall further behind.  WE cannot let that happen.

The recent revenue reforecast gives the Governor and the General Assembly the opportunity to invest in our children.  Every child deserves equitable access to a quality education and that begins with early learning.

Together, we can send a clear message that our children, teachers and early learning programs matter.  Please send your letter today!

Lisa Howard
President & CEO, E3: Elevate Early Education &
The New E3 School

Invest in our Children!