August 27, 2015

Seeing it in focus-Thoughts from the Jt. Subcommittee on VPI Reform

This summer legislators on the Joint Subcommittee on VPI Reform are getting a crash course in early childhood education policy. They are lucky to have some of the best instructors in the country to share their knowledge and insight. The … Continue reading

August 26, 2015

Show and Share- #ISupportVPI

Even though school is out for summer, Virginia policymakers have been receiving a crash course in early childhood education policy. The state legislators on the VPI Reform committee have met three times this summer- each time receiving more information from … Continue reading

August 19, 2015

Recap- 10th Senate District Candidate Forum

On Tuesday, August 18th, Voices for Virginia’s Children sponsored the 10th Senate District Candidate Forum hosted by WCVE. The event was a great success, with approximately 140 people attending to hear all four candidates speak. This race is one of the … Continue reading

August 17, 2015

Announcing the Making kids count award winners!

Voices for Virginia’s Children is pleased to announce the 2015 winners of the Carol S. Fox Making Kids Count Awards. The award ceremony recognizes a Virginia individual and an organization for exemplary efforts to improve the lives of children in the … Continue reading

August 11, 2015

Early Childhood Election Tool-Kit

When you go to the ballot box, do you vote based on how candidates support kids or your family? Then you need to know where each candidate stands on kids’ issues! We have created a tool-kit as a simple way … Continue reading

July 17, 2015

REGISTER- 10th Senate District Candidate Forum on Aug. 18th

REGISTER HERE There are a few hotly contested races for seats in the Virginia legislature this year. One high profile contest in a competitive district is the 10th Senate District covering Richmond, Chesterfield and Powhatan. (Read more about this race … Continue reading

July 16, 2015

Election Advocacy Training- NoVA & RVA!

This is the time of year that candidates start making the rounds– neighborhood meetings, special events, town halls, Candidate Forums (cough, cough) you name it! These informal settings provide a great opportunity to engage candidates in a conversation. Voices is … Continue reading

June 16, 2015

“Yesterday was cloudy. Today is sunny. Tomorrow will be…” Thoughts from the first Joint Subcommittee on VPI Reform

A typical morning routine in a preschool classroom involves assessing current weather conditions through a review of the days of the week, grammar and syntax. “Yesterday was cloudy. Today is sunny….” The first meeting of the Joint Subcommittee on VPI … Continue reading

May 18, 2015

Call for Nominations: 2015 “Making Kids Count” Awards

The Carol S. Fox Making Kids Count Award Voices for Virginia’s Children established the Carol S. Fox Making Kids Count Award in 2012, to be presented annually to an individual and an organization in recognition of exceptional efforts to better the lives of Virginia’s … Continue reading

May 07, 2015

Youth who “age out” of foster care can access Medicaid up to age 26

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), young people who turn age 18 while still in foster care (“age out” of care), no matter which state they were in care, have access to free health care coverage through Medicaid. The ACA … Continue reading