Virginia’s commitment to access is shown through the provision of resources and learning opportunities for children and families, including:
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Children, families, and society benefit when children have access to high-quality early childhood education. Quality is important, and Virginia is working to provide a framework of initiatives that support quality early childhood education.
- CHILD CARE: While parents work or access job training, high-quality child care makes a difference. Reliable, high-quality care gives parents confidence in their care arrangements and the ability to be productive and consistent in their job performance. Best of all, high-quality care gives children the school-readiness services they need to arrive at kindergarten prepared to succeed.
- PRESCHOOL: Access to a high-quality preschool provides children with a better opportunity for school and life success.