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Some of the ways that Chesapeake Community members and Business leaders can get involved with elevating the importance of early education:

  • Adopt a local child care center by purchasing current technology and material needs, help with beautification efforts or by reading to a class.

  • Sponsor a child care center to participate in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative.  This two year mentorship program increases the quality of child care programs by focusing on four key quality features; Education, qualifications and training of staff, Interactions, Structure and Environment and Instruction. Research tells us that children who attend high quality learning centers are more likely to acquire the skills they need to enter kindergarten ready for success.

  • Sponsor a childcare center to participate in the Small Business Mentorship program offered by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Development center.  This program offers training and mentorship, including one-on-one counseling.  Contact us to find out how.

  • Tell your local leadership that early education must be a priority.

  • Position your company publicly behind early education.