Our ally in Virginia, the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, is rallying stakeholders to advocate for improvements to the state’s child-care industry during the current pandemic and beyond.
Our key allies in Virginia are the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) and Voices for Virginia’s Children (VVC). VECF is a public-private partnership working to increase efficiencies, encourage innovation, and improve policies to advance the healthy development and school readiness of young children in Virginia. VVC is the commonwealth’s only independent, multi-issue child policy and advocacy organization and is the KIDS COUNT data center for Virginia. Using this data and independent policy research, they determine unmet needs and threats to child well-being, recommend sound policy solutions, provide objective input to policymakers, and educate and mobilize leaders and concerned citizens to support policy initiatives.