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You’re here to strengthen early childhood systems. We’re here to support your success.

What does it mean to Get Ready for early childhood systems builders? To Get Ready, we must build relationships, strengthen quality, increase access, engage families and confront racial inequity across the Commonwealth.

Building a strong, local early childhood system is the key to unlocking the potential and promise of every child. Here you’ll find the tools and support to create and sustain a system that’s ready to support children and set them on a path to school readiness so they can soar into a bright future.

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Dive in to learn the fundamentals of collaboration and engagement to set up a foundation for a strong community partnership.

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Put the pieces together to build a community plan that will serve as a north star in improving outcomes for children and families.

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Ensure your efforts have momentum and sustainability to create impact far into the future.

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Why this work matters

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Whatever your role, whatever your motivation, the work you do in creating opportunities for school readiness and healthy development of young children benefits everyone in your community.

By building collaborative and coordinated partnerships that engage and co-create solutions with diverse community stakeholders, you make the most of this opportunity. We're here to help.

Dive into the components of an equitable, durable early childhood system

VECF’s strategy map is a guide for the organization and its partners to build equitable and durable early childhood (EC) systems across Virginia. Engaging with these components of early childhood systems building is essential to creating better systems, family and child outcomes. To get a deeper look, check out the VECF strategy map.

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