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The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Voices for Virginia’s Children 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released June 2013, provides national and state-by-state data on key indicators of child well-being.


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bullet  2013-14 School Readiness Literacy Outcomes for 4-Year-Olds: Directors and/or Education Coordinators, please fill out one form (depending on your assessment tool) by November 1, 2014. The data will be used to report literacy gains during the ‘13-‘14 program year, as one aspect of School Readiness, to our VAHSA stakeholders. Go to the forms now.

bullet  VAHSA Health Institute: Bridges to Healthy Families, November 11-13, 2014 in Charlottesville. Find out more and register now!

bullet  2015 Annual Conference: VAHSA is now accepting proposals for workshops for the annual conference in March 2015. Learn more and submit your materials online.

bullet  Super Circular Training in three VA locations this October 2014. Read more and register now.

bullet  August Infant Toddler Conf materials. Download them now!

bullet  Elmore Scholarship Staff Award. Terry Gentry, Kids Central, Inc is the recipient. Read more!

bullet  Dawn Ault Selected as VAHSA Executive Director

bullet How sequester cuts divided the winners from the losers -- including Head Start children -- Washinton Post, Dec 2013

bullet Bipartisan Budget Act Passed -- info from NHSA

bullet Forecasted Funding Opportunities -- Administration for Children and Families

bullet Budget Deal Reached

 bullet Strong Start for America’s Children Act

bullet  Grants are now available for a variety of programs. See the grant page.

bullet  In the news: Sequestration could affect Va. Head Start | Group fights budget cuts on Head Start

bullet  Empty Seats = Lost Opportunities Read more.

bullet  In the news: The Numbers Are In: Sequestration Cuts 57,000 Kids From Head Start

bullet  Read "Give our Children a Head Start" an Op Ed in the Roanoke Times.

bullet  Center for Nonprofit Advancement Honors NVFS with 2013 Board Leadership Award

bullet  New President of Ford Foundation is Head Start graduate

bullet  Employer Mandated Health Insurance Delayed Until 2015

bullet  South remains the epicenter of U.S. child poverty crisis (

bullet  Sequestration news

bullet What is Peace? from Childcare Exchange

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To see a complete listing of events, visit the VaHSA Calendar.

To see a complete listing of events, visit the VaHSA Calendar.

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