Early Childhood to Elementary School - Ages Birth to 10
From the first day of life to the first day of kindergarten, children grow faster than at any other time in their lives. The first five years of life literally shape how the brain gets built, laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning. When they enter into school, they continue to explore and expand their interests; developing skills they will use as adults each and every day. While they like to be thought of as "big kids," they still need your parenting as much as they did when they were toddlers.
Behavior and Discipline
Health, Nutrition and Safety
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
For Child Care Providers
- Virginia Star Quality Initiative (VSQI) - Offers a way to help you improve the quality of your early childhood services and demonstrate this quality to parents.
- Child Savers offers a broad range of trainings through its Child Development Services arm that are geared to help families and caregivers provide the best possible care to their children.
- Community College Workforce Alliance The Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Development of the Virginia Department of Social Services provides classes throughout the state for child care providers. In addition to classroom-based courses, all courses for the Early Childhood and School-Age Endorsements are now available as online courses, too.
- Virginia Department of Education's Training/Technical Assistance Centers (T/TAC) Online Training includes self-paced training to support professionals, family members and others who help children and youth with disabilities.