Ready Regions

Ready Regions

Local Smart Beginnings have brought public and private leaders together to collaborate on priorities for their youngest citizens since 2005. With steady investment from Virginia’s governors and legislature over the last 15 years, Smart Beginnings has evolved from a network of 3 community coalitions working across 9 localities to 17 Smart Beginnings working across 93 of 133 localities. Building from this asset, the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) will lead a transition creating a statewide network of Ready Regions that will cover all of Virginia and commit to assertive and consistent delivery of equitable early childhood opportunities – smart beginnings – for all families with young children in the Commonwealth. This latest evolution will allow Virginia’s public-private network to continue to be responsive to those needs for the decade to come.

Introducing Ready Regions

Opportunities Ahead for Ready Regions

Learn more about the Ready Regions selection process