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Smart Beginnings Receives $75,000 State Grant

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State grant money will help Shenandoah Valley children better prepare for school.

Monday, Smart Beginnings Shenandoah Valley received $75,000 from the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. The money will help the program with its work in Augusta and Rockingham counties.   

Smart Beginnings does not directly provide preschool programs, but partners with Head Start and privately run pre-K schools. 

According to their website, "Smart Beginnings Shenandoah Valley is one of more than 20 coalitions around the commonwealth of Virginia engaged in collaborative partnerships with childcare professionals, business leaders, schools, faith-based organizations, and government officials to identify and implement long-term strategies for improving school readiness for our youngest citizens, birth to age five."   

Smart Beginnings also offers resources for parents, to help them prepare their kids for kindergarten.

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