Early Childhood and the 2020 General Assembly Session

Early Childhood and the 2020 General Assembly Session

Building on a growing understanding of the importance of the early years and bipartisan support for school readiness, the 2020 General Assembly Session has the potential to bring transformational change to Virginia’s early childhood landscape.

As Virginia’s public-private partner for school readiness, VECF is privileged to partner with a wide range of stakeholders - communities, state and local agencies, Head Start, early educators, higher education, philanthropy, and the business community - to create equitable opportunities for Virginia’s youngest children and families.

As policy and funding proposals are considered over the next sixty days, VECF wants to ensure that our many and diverse partners across the state have access to the latest information and resources related to the 2020 session and to support their efforts to be active and informed early childhood champions.

Resources related to budget and legislation proposals will be updated frequently throughout the session.  In addition, VECF will continue to host stakeholder calls every two weeks to provide an opportunity for real-time updates, engagement, and feedback.


Governor Northam’s Proposed Budget


Supporting Materials

Stakeholder Calls

Please register below.

VPI Expansion and Enhancement - Questions and Answers Webinars

Click here to view Superintendent Lane's memo outlining dates from webinar series.

Webinar Recording - February 6, 2020

PowerPoint Slides - February 6, 2020

Webinar Recording - February 21, 2020

Webinar PowerPoint Slides - February 21, 2020

2020 - 21 VPI Income Eligibility Guidelines