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First Steps: Investing in Early Childhood Education

$1,750.00 contributions
4 donors

Raised: $1750Remaining: $8250

The first years of our children's lives are critical to their ability to succeed in school and as adults. Too many NRV parents struggle to find good quality, affordable childcare or to get the help they need to give their children a happy, healthy home. This isn't just a problem for families, it affects the ability of local employers to attract and retain talented workers. We need to strengthen the entire network of programs serving children and families, and we need your help.

As part of the First Steps initiative, the CFNRV is:

Bringing leaders in early childhood together to share their needs and develop an action plan for strengthening our region's network of programs and services. 

Participating in new collaborative efforts incuding the Alliance for Better Childcare Strategies aimed at expanding access to childcare in Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Montgomery County.

To learn more, contact Jessica Wirgau at or call 540-381-8999.
Katy Irene S donated $500.00
John and Lisa D donated $500.00
doug j donated $250.00
Jack F donated $500.00

Updates and Donors' Comments


In response to the political climate, I have decided to give extra support where I believe it is most needed.


Support for the Alliance for Better Childcare Strategies (ABCs)


The Community Foundation is supporting the Alliance for Better Childcare Strategies and I am pleased to support this effort.