First Lady of Virginia visited several Henrico childcare centers

The First Lady of Virginia visited several Henrico childcare centers recently to thank teachers for their amazing work during the pandemic and shine a light on the impact recent legislation has made for families. Among the other visitors were the Secretary of Education Antif Qarni and Delegates Schuyler VanValkenburg, Rodney Willett, and Dawn Adams. Center…

Book Donation

Thank you to Sands Anderson Law Firm for their donation of more than 100 books to HEF’s early learning department! As long-time supporters of early literacy programs, Wade Anderson (HEF board member) and his team want to get books into children’s hands as often as possible. These books will be shared at preschool registration events…

Grant Funding Covers Tuition for Three-Year-Old Preschoolers

We are exited to announce that we will be piloting a two-year preschool program for at least 110 families. Funding will cover tuition at a participating community preschool program for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years. Requirements: Child must be three years old by September 30, 2021 Complete a LEAP application Provide required documents to…

Henrico County Library - 1000 Books Challenge

1000 Books Reading Challenge

We’re so excited about the 1000 books reading challenge sponsored by Henrico County Public Library! Reading to preschool children every day has a positive impact on their reading and cognitive skills, it helps them develop language and listening skills, and it’s just plain fun!  Learn more and sign up for the reading challenge: 

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