United Way of Southwest Virginia Announces Child Care Directory | Community
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Families in Southwest Virginia now have an online tool to help them find affordable and accessible child care.
United Way of Southwest Virginia announced the Birth to 5 hub on Friday and began offering a coordinated early childhood care and education registration portal on its website, according to a press release.
Childcare has long been a service in high demand and hard to find in the area.
Built with funds from Ready Regions Southwest, includes a county-specific database of all participating family daycares, Head Start programs, and public school VPI programs available to parents in Southwest Virginia.
Parents need only select the county they wish to search for contact information for programs in that county, according to the release.
For Smyth County, the database includes three Head Start programs, the Smyth County Schools Pre-K program, and four private providers.
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In Wythe County, the database includes a Head Start program, the Wythe County Schools Pre-K program and five private providers.
The Bland Head Start Program, Bland County Elementary School Early Childhood Special Education Program, and Steps of Faith Academy are included in the Bland County Database.
“Coordinated registration through unitedwayswva.org/birthto5hub will be a great resource for finding early childhood care and education providers in Southwest Virginia,” said UWSWVA President Travis Staton. . “The Birth to 5 Bub will connect families in need of child care with multiple options so they can make the best choice for their child or children.”
The Birth to 5 hub can be found at www.unitedwayswva.org/birthto5hub.