Leading Ready Region Southeastern
EVMS Minus 9 to 5 has been selected to lead Ready Region Southeastern. Through this exciting new network, we’ll be working with families, childcare providers and communities.
Ready Region Southeastern is one of nine in the state and covers the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, as well as Western Tidewater (City of Franklin and counties of Isle of White and Southampton) and the Eastern Shore (Accomack and Northampton counties). Learn more about the Ready Regions network.
We are proud to have been selected as the lead organization for Ready Region Southeastern. As a Ready Region lead organization, we are part of a statewide network focused on:
Virginia’s early childhood system must ensure that all children have quality teaching and learning experiences that meet their unique needs. To do this, Virginia has developed the Unified Virginia Quality Birth to Five System (VQB5) which recognizes the impact of every classroom, provides feedback to every educator, and supports all publicly funded birth-to-five programs to improve.
VQB5 is a measurement and improvement system that focuses on the quality of all publicly-funded birth-five classrooms and supports families to choose quality programming across different program types.
Ready Regions Southeastern coordinates participation in VQB5 for early childhood care and education (ECCE) programs in the region. To learn more about how you can become involved with VQB5 email Kristen Carter at CarterKJ@evms.edu.
The Virginia Department of Education administers VQB5 as established by the Virginia Board of Education. To learn more, visit the VDOE website.
Ready Region Southeastern is committed to partnering with other organizations and stakeholders to implement this work. Explore our ECCE Ready Regions Southeastern infographic to learn more about this dynamic partnership spanning across six cities and four counties throughout Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore.
Ready Regions is working to “coordinate enrollment” across publicly funded ECCE programs in the region, such as Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes, including those participating in VECF’s Mixed Delivery program, Head Start, and Virginia Preschool Initiative. By building a coordinated enrollment system we strive to:
To learn more about some of our local pre-school opportunities, go to www.ReadySetRegisterHR.org
For additional information, email Kristen Carter, Hampton Roads PDG and MDG Specialist at CarterKJ@evms.edu
Ready Regions Southeastern is working on developing a family partnership council that will include family representatives from Eastern Shore, Hampton Roads, and Western Tidewater.
Stay tuned for more family engagement opportunities during Practice Year 2!