Smart Beginnings is a program in Central Virginia (1 of 4 in the state) sponsored by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of education provided to pre-K children. Miriam Rushfinn, Kathy Flanders, and Shaele Wood join host Rick Moore in the studio this week to talk about Smart Beginnings, and the importance of quality education early in life. Why is it important to educate children before Kindergarten? Who bears the cost? How can we ensure the quality of the curriculum? Find out the answers to these questions, and find out what parents and community members have to say as they call in with their own questions and comments.
Find out more about Bright Beginning and similar initiatives across the state by visiting their website.