United Way innovates for positive, lasting social change by creating sustainable solutions to address the challenges facing tomorrow’s workforce and through collaboration with government, business, nonprofit and individuals.
United We Win by improving the quality of early experiences that equip children for success in school and life.
United We Win by ensuring children start school ready to succeed and become proficient readers.
The Childhood Success team supports United Way of Southwest Virginia’s cradle-to-career approach.
United We Achieve This By:
- Building a strong Early Childhood system through community partners
- Supporting educators to increase high-quality care, especially those serving birth-36 months
- Working with communities to ensure every child is reading on grade-level
- Increasing availability, quality, and access to early learning opportunities across the region
The Childhood Success department at United Way of Southwest Virginia is the SWVA hub that strengthens the network of providers working together to improve families’ access to high-quality childcare. The core services offered by the Childhood Success team members include:
rating assessments for centers serving children birth to five, CLASS, ITERS, ECERS, quality level advancements
modeling, customized educational resources, quality improvement plans of action, feedback
on-site training, off-site evening training, directors’ learning community, peer-to-peer learning communities, conferences, scholarships, webinars, classroom management
classroom enhancements, online education, licensing, toolkits, code compliance
What We Do
How We Tackle These Issues