At his recent visit to EVMS, Dr. Norm Oliver, Director of Public Health mentioned Minus 9 to 5 as an example of effective ways to address complex social issues. Dr. Oliver has been an advocate of the community-based work that Minus 9 to 5 has been engaged in, often refering to it as a good model for working collaboratively and breaking down the silos between different sectors. Read the article featured on EVMS’ Pulse here.
Minus 9 to 5 is making finding information about Kindergarten Registration easier across the region. In coordination with our local school divisions, we are getting the word out to families about what they need to register their children for Kindergarten. Check out our Kindergarten Registration page for more details. You can also download a flyer and a registration checklist to share with friends or other organizations who can spread the word!
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Minus 9 to 5’s Healthy Homes, Healthy Children working group led the charge to convene 23 regional partners to develop a regional, unified infant safe sleep effort, Sleeptight Hampton Roads. Click here to see EVMS’s magazine write up of the News Conference held on March 15.
Thank you to the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation for their work in learning more about the early childhood workforce in our state. Understanding the current workforce helps us to develop more streamlined and connected pathways for the future early childhood workforce pipeline. Minus 9 to 5’s Early Learning and Development Work Group is tackling this complex issue in our community. A qualified workforce is critical to the early care and education system. The whole report can be found on the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation website here. Find the Executive Summary here.