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Early Childhood Education: 2020 GA Talking Points

The 2020 General Assembly could transform early childhood education in Virginia for many years to come. It is well past time to strengthen our health, education and family support systems…

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How to Connect with Your Legislator

Elected officials work to turn ideas into laws; they spend a great deal of their time identifying problems faced by their constituents to create solutions. Remember, legislators are everyday people…

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Advocacy Toolkit- Prepare to Advocate!

We are gearing up for the 2020 General Assembly Session and want YOU to be prepared to make your voice heard! Here is your “Advocacy Toolkit” so you can be…

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Proof that Public-Private Preschool Partnerships Work—What comes next?

The Governor and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation released the results of a study focused on two years of the mixed-delivery preschool pilots in Virginia. This study compared outcomes for…

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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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