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Navigating the Policy Path as a Voices Intern

Guest author — Voices intern Hannah Adams This summer I was given the incredible opportunity to work alongside the talented staff at Voices in order to learn more about the…

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Collective Feedback on Virginia’s School Readiness Plans

Next week state leaders will host four listening sessions to solicit feedback on the state’s plans for school readiness. There are also opportunities to submit written feedback by August 31st….

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Take Action Now! Use Voices 2019 Election Guide

Voices for Virginia’s Children champions public policies that improve the lives of kids across the Commonwealth. We are nonprofit, nonpartisan, and data-informed. In November 2019, all 140 seats in the…

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Speak Up on Plans to Improve VA’s Early Childhood Programs

This August is your chance to speak up on the direction of early childhood education in Virginia!  Governor Northam signed Directive 4 on July 24, 2019 to establish the School…

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Young Children’s Challenging Behavior and Virginia’s Early Care and Education Programs

A recent report from the National Center for Children in Poverty, “Learning about Young Children’s Challenging Behavior and Impacts on Programs and Families: A State-wide Survey of Virginia’s Early Care…

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Recap- Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma & Resilience 4/25/19

On Thursday April 25, 2019 Voices hosted over 950 attendees at the Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience. The goal of the Summit was to connect child-serving professionals and…

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Put Child Care Subsidy Back on the Radar

It’s time to put child care subsidy on the radar. Officially known as child care assistance for working families through the Department of Social Services, Virginia has over $180 million…

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Early Childhood: 2019 Session Wrap-Up

The 2019 General Assembly Session ended without as many big ideas for early education as it started with. Nonetheless, we still making progress to ensure that more low-income children have access…

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Big Ideas for Little Learners: Updated 2/5/2019

Last year we called for some big ideas for early childhood education in Virginia. During the 2019 General Assembly session we are seeing those ideas take shape in the form…

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ECE in the House and Senate Budgets

The Governor’s budget proposal included funding to sustain VPI+ classrooms in 13 school divisions. Additionally, the Governor requested funding for new quality initiatives targeted at Virginia Preschool Initiative classrooms, included required…

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