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What We Do


What is Early Childhood Western Tidewater?

The Early Childhood Initiative, spearheaded by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, is the catalyst for bringing a diverse set of public and private partners together to drive efficiencies, accountability, and strategic investment in human capital at the most promising stage of development.

Our VisionĀ Children are born healthy and supported in nurturing environments to become lifelong learners.

Our MissionĀ To champion quality early childhood experiences in our community.

Our Programs and Services
Early Childhood Western Tidewater accomplishes its mission through convening the Western Tidewater Early Childhood Collaborative and through partnership with Ready Regions Southeastern.