Staffed Child Care Network

As part of our strategic initiative to increase child care options that meet families’ needs, we launched Ready Network in Fall 2020. Ready Network provides resources to family child care homes and small child care centers. The resources equip participating child care programs with the tools they need to successfully run small businesses and offer quality child care for families. 

  • Build peer relationships in your region, through an active online community of child care providers.
  • Streamline business practices using online child care management technology powered by Wonderschool, which includes an easy-to-use website, tools to advertise your program, a mobile app for family engagement, tools to simplify payments, and more.
  • Strengthen quality with professional development training and support.

Get Started

1. Watch the 10 minute video below.

2. Contact your regional coordinator for more information. 


Ready Network is a staffed child care network that provides members with access to resources tailored for small child care programs in homes or centers to ensure they have what they need run a successful small business and offer quality child care services to families. To learn more, contact your regional hub!

Cities of Richmond and Colonial Heights and the Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan

Contact: Dorothy Billups at

Cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach; James City and Gloucester Counties

Contacts: Nancy Null (Peninsula) at or Chris Miller (Southside) at

Cities of Bristol, Galax, Norton and Radford and the Counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and Wythe

Contact: Teresa Slade at

For general questions, contact Morgan Janke at