Growing Minds

Growing Minds improves the quality of early childcare and preschool settings by offering coaching, training and support to early childhood teachers and program leaders.

Do you want to?

  • Give kids the experiences they need most to connect and learn?
  • Work with a friendly, knowledgeable coach who offers information, suggestions and support?
  • Network with other professionals to share resources, best practices and build skills?

Who can participate:

  • Home and center-based early child care providers and preschools in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison and Orange Counties.
  • Community members who want to start a high-quality child care program.

What to expect:

  • Growing Minds offers ALL early childhood providers opportunities for professional growth.
  • We take theory and jargon and break it down into strategies that really work.
  • We provide individual consultation, group trainings, skill coaching, and quality improvement planning based on the latest research.
  • Most of our services are provided free of charge to participants.

How it works:

  • We partner with you to start or enhance your program.
  • A child care educator works with you individually to assess your needs.
  • You become part of a learning community that understands child care is much more than baby-sitting.
  • By participating in quality improvement, you become eligible for various incentive programs.
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