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Other Local Resources


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Virginia DSS (TIPS)

The TIPS (Training Information for Provider Success) Calendar is for private, non-profit, and governmental organizations to list early childhood professional development opportunities in Virginia and Washington D.C.

Child and Family Connection

Providing multiple services for child care providers that help raise confident, competent, and happy children. Child and Family Connection links families, children, and caregivers to resources that nurture children's positive development.

The Planning Council: USDA

Training child care providers with the necessary knowledge of proper nutrition for children. If you operate a childcare program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program helps you serve nutritious meals and snacks to children.

The Peninsula Health District

Committed to keeping the citizens of Virginia healthy. The agency’s vision statement is “Become the healthiest state in the nation.”

Children’s Harbor: USDA

Children's Harbor is a nonprofit organization advocating for all children to have access to quality early-care and education. Four award winning child development centers, nourishment through our USDA food programs, and training and development for those who want to provide quality early care and education.


The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.

Early Childhood Mental Health Virginia

The Early Childhood Mental Health Virginia (ECMHVA) Initiative is focused on the development, implementation and sustainability of a comprehensive and coordinated early childhood system of care for infant and early childhood mental health serving children birth through age five and their families/caregivers and providers in Virginia.

Child & Adult Care Food Program

CACFP is a federal nutrition program that helps child care providers serve healthy meals and snacks. It includes training, program support, and nutrition guidelines. Providers receive monthly reimbursements. Click here for more information.

Child Care Aware of Virginia

Child Care Aware of Virginia, Virginia’s child care resource and referral agency and most trusted child care resource. The network consists of 5 regional Resource Centers that assist consumers and child care providers. Child Care Aware of Virginia improves child care in Virginia by developing the child care workforce, maintaining comprehensive child care data, empowering families through education, and advocating for Virginia’s children. Click here for more information.

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