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First Steps Quarterly Meeting

First Steps is a network of agencies and individuals working to support young children and families in the New River Valley. Composed of representatives from childcare centers, social service and healthcare agencies, enrichment programs, and public school officials, First Steps [...]

First Steps Virtual Meet Yourself: Navigating Remote Teaching and Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed education this year, with children and families navigating hybrid and remote learning for the first time. This virtual Meet Yourself session includes public school officials and childcare providers sharing insights and best practices for [...]

Nonprofit Listening Session: COVID-19 Vaccine

Sharing information and maintaining connections is critical amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. While we are unable to hold our in-person Third Thursday sessions, we invite you to join this listening session via Zoom for nonprofit leaders to talk with one another, [...]

First Steps Meet Yourself: Supporting Our Kids During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for children, whether navigating virtual learning, dealing with new schedules, and missing out on activities with friends. This session will be a panel discussion with counselors, school leaders, pediatricians, nurses, and parents talking about [...]

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Nonprofit Listening Session

Sharing information and maintaining connections is critical amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. While we are unable to hold our in-person Third Thursday sessions, we invite you to join this listening session via Zoom for nonprofit leaders to talk with one another, [...]

A Conversation with the Community Foundation

Despite the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, 2021 was one of the best year's in the Community Foundation's history! Join us to hear highlights from the year, to get a preview of our work for 2022, and to go in-depth [...]

Beyond Pay: Strategies to Support and Retain Employees

Employers of all kinds are struggling to support and retain employees with limited ability to expand pay and benefits. But what makes employees feel valued doesn't always link to pay. Join panelists from local schools, childcare centers, nonprofits, and higher [...]

NRV Childcare Job Fair

Wonder Universe: A Children's Museum 782 New River Road, Christiansburg, VA

First Steps: The New River Valley’s Early Childhood Education and Development Network is teaming up with ChildCare Aware of Virginia and the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) to host a childcare job fair. Childcare centers from throughout [...]

Reflective Teaching Practices

Edwards Hall, New River Community College 5251 College Drive, Dublin, Virginia

Hear stories from the members of a Reflective Teaching cohort in the New River Valley. Learn how studying children’s competencies for learning and social skills has transformed their views about their daily work, bringing them more meaning, inspiration and renewed [...]

Meet Yourself: Mental and Behavioral Health Resources for NRV Children

Facebook Live

Children and families in the NRV are increasingly in need of mental and behavioral health supports, especially as our community emerges from the pandemic. Join us via Facebook Live for the next Meet Yourself session presented by First Steps, the [...]