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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.


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.

That all Peninsula children will start school prepared and healthy.

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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