Grant funds, public and private donations and special events will support SBRA’s ongoing efforts to build partnerships with Fredericksburg area business and community leaders and increase awareness about the importance of providing our youngest citizens, children from birth to age five, with quality early care and education to better ensure their success in school and our region’s future workforce.
SBRA’s Program initiatives include:
- Delivering Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices, a social and emotional development program, to preschools and early learning centers.
- Increasing the number of preschools and childcare centers participating in Virginia Quality, a voluntary program that assesses, improves and communicates the level of quality in early care and education settings.
- Delivering Passport to Kindergarten, a community-based program that facilitates a connection among early learning centers, preschools, kindergarten staff, and parents to foster the kindergarten transition process.
- Increasing the number of free Pre-K spaces for income eligible 4 year olds in our region through the Mixed Delivery Preschool Pilot grant
Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area (SBRA) is a partnership of more than 80 public and private agencies, businesses, and individuals working toward a common goal: children arrive at school healthy and prepared to succeed in school and in life. SBRA serves the City of Fredericksburg and Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford Counties.