United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life.

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As the needs of Southwest Virginians change, so too do the best practices for meeting those needs.

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Join us in our fight for our friends and neighbors in Southwest Virginia by exploring the options below.

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United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life.

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As the needs of Southwest Virginians change, so too do the best practices for meeting those needs.

Research continually shows new best practices for our partners, and continuous professional development is key to success.

We also offer a live Google Docs Calendar with upcoming events and workshops. The Professional Development Calendar is updated as new workshops are planned. You can access the calendar here: Professional Development Calendar

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Introduction to myTeachstone

Effective Interactions

Introduction to myTeachstone

Whitney Caton introduces the professional development resources available using the myTeachstone platform.

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Creating a Google Account

Program Operations

Creating a Google Account

Sergeant Airborne's step-by-step instructions to create a google/gmail account

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Attaching Files to Gmail

Program Operations

Attaching Files to Gmail

Sergeant Airborne's step-by-step instructions for attaching files to gmail

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Using Google Drive

Program Operations

Using Google Drive

Sergeant Airborne's step-by-step instructions for using Google Drive and Google Docs.

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Introduction to the Internet

Program Operations

Introduction to the Internet

Billy Bailey (Sergeant Airborne of youtube fame) leads an introductory discussion of how to use the Internet.

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Technology Skills for Early Childhood Educators and Professionals

Program Operations

Technology Skills for Early Childhood Educators and Professionals

Technology Skills Audrey Kirk leads a discussion on topics ranging from creating documents to useful websites for Early Childhood Education Professionals.

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Virginia Heals and Virginia Heals Toolkit

Observations & Assessments

Virginia Heals and Virginia Heals Toolkit

Martin Parker discusses the mission of Virginia HEALS - creating linked systems of care in which children who experience trauma receive coordinated support based on their individual needs.

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Flash Freezing Workshop

Program Operations

Flash Freezing Workshop

Joyce Mason returns to discuss the benefits of flash freezing fruits and vegetables.

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Let's Get Organized with CACFP and ChildSavers

Program Operations

Let's Get Organized with CACFP and ChildSavers

Nena Buck of Childsavers goes over simple steps providers can take to keep organized!

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Sneaky Vegetables In Your Pasta Sauce

Program Operations

Sneaky Vegetables In Your Pasta Sauce

Sneaky Veggies in Your Sauce is an informational video demonstration for Childcare Providers how to make a Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) approved sauce that includes all of the ingredients required to meet an approved meal pattern for...

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Developmental Screening Initiative: Video 1

Observations & Assessments

Developmental Screening Initiative: Video 1

Resilience Manager Danielle Dye walks you through the steps to add a child profile, caregiver profile, add a screening & schedule a follow up for ASQ Online.

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Developmental Screening Initiative: Video 2

Observations & Assessments

Developmental Screening Initiative: Video 2

Childhood Success Outreach Coordinator Crystal Rasnake walks you through screening follow-ups for ASQ Online.

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Developmental Screening Initiative: Video 3

Observations & Assessments

Developmental Screening Initiative: Video 3

Resilience Manager Danielle Dye goes through the steps to explore ASQ Online.

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Developmental Screening Initiative: Video 4

Observations & Assessments

Developmental Screening Initiative: Video 4

Childhood Success Outreach Coordinator Crystal Rasnake goes step-by-step through how to create a webpage and complete a FA screening inside ASQ Online.

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Technology Tips: Volume 2

Program Operations

Technology Tips: Volume 2

Technology Tips Manager of Childhood Success Audrey Kirk walks you through the steps to download and use a browser, add and use a new email account & best practices for social media.

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Basics of CLASS

Effective Interactions

Basics of CLASS

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Routines and Transitions

Effective Interactions

Routines and Transitions

Increase your productivity and decrease your challenging classroom behavior with the implementation of routines and transitions. Did you know that most problem behavior in the classroom occurs when children don’t know what to do, in between activities, and when they...

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When To Play And When To Get Out Of The Way

Physical & Intellectual Development

When To Play And When To Get Out Of The Way

Surveys show that most early childhood educators request a reduction in academic pressures and more respect for the normal developmental range of abilities in young children. They want less testing, less data, less paperwork and more time to focus on...

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Perfect Pocket Meals with an Air Fryer

Program Operations

Perfect Pocket Meals with an Air Fryer

Perfect Pocket Meals with an Air Fryer

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Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC)

Program Operations

Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC)

Did you continue to pay your W-2 staff from March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2021 while your business was impacted by the pandemic? You may qualify for the ERTC which you can retroactively apply for through 2024. Learn more...

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Staff Retention

Program Operations

Staff Retention

Learn about creating a three part job announcement and finding top talent. Additionally, learn how to implement other proven strategies to improve your staff recruitment outcomes.

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How Can Technical Assistance Support Me in Stregthening My Business?

Program Operations

How Can Technical Assistance Support Me in Stregthening My Business?

We have partnered with the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation to offer free business coaching to child care providers. The coaching is offered by Civitas Strategies Early Start. Learn about what you can expect from business coaching, the types of topics...

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Finding Hidden Treasures: Tax Education for Child Care Businesses

Program Operations

Finding Hidden Treasures: Tax Education for Child Care Businesses

Growing your revenue is important and so is not losing money unnecessarily. Luminary Evaluation Group performed an analysis of 60 child care business’s 2019 tax returns. There were some big findings that could lead to significant money and time saved...

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How Can I Get My Business Ready for a New Year?

Program Operations

How Can I Get My Business Ready for a New Year?

The end of the year is often a time when we reflect on the year which has passed. New Year’s resolutions are commonly discussed for your personal life—but what about your business affairs? Whether you are an operation of one...

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