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About Us

FirstSpark is a nonprofit that shapes the future of child care and development. Beyond the training and support programs we provide, we are a true "systems builder"—bringing together policymakers, community leaders, caregivers, parents, and educators.

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The Chesapeake Bay Ready Region depends on us in this convener role, where we also serve as:

  • An expert providing on-the-ground support and training for both parents and educators

  • A navigator facilitating access to quality early education for all children in our region from birth to age 5.

  • A champion making sure all parties that shoulder the responsibility of nurturing tomorrow's citizens get the emotional support they need today.

VISION:
That all Peninsula children will start school prepared and healthy.

 
MISSION:
To provide leadership to champion a collaborative system that provides high-quality care, education and health services to prepare children in Hampton and Newport News for kindergarten
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