As part of a strategic initiative to build capacity of Virginia’s child care industry to meet families’ needs for affordable, quality, safe child care, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) launched Ready Network in three regions in Fall 2020. Ready Network is a staffed child care network that provides members with access to resources tailored for small child care programs to ensure they have what they need to run a successful small business and offer quality child care and education to families.
Benefits to child care providers who join:
• Build relationships with peers in your region through an active online community of child care providers.
• Streamline business practices using program management technology powered by Wonderschool, which includes an easy-to-use website, tools to advertise your program, a mobile app for family engagement, tools to simplify payments, and more.
• Strengthen quality through connections to professional development resources and supports.
Learn more about Ready Network
VECF is assembling an advisory team to inform the development and scaling of Ready Network. The charge of the advisory team is to
1) provide guidance, insight, and expertise from your own experience, 2) connect VECF staff to other knowledgeable experts and resources needed to build a strong child care network, and 3) help develop a value proposition for the initiative. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.