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Goals and Key Features

Our Goals and Key Features

With Child Development Resources’ leadership, a state level leadership council guides the work of partners and collaborators to implement a statewide, comprehensive network. Key partners include the Virginia Department of Social Services; the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation; Voices for Virginia’s Children; the Infant Toddler Connection of Virginia; the Virginia Department of Health; the Virginia Child Care Resource and Referral Network; the Comprehensive Health Investment Project of Virginia; The Planning Council; the Virginia Head Start Association; community-based Smart Beginnings coalitions; families; institutions of higher education; community-based early care, education, and health programs; and others.

The goals of the VA Infant & Toddler Specialist Network

  • Improve the quality of care and education that infants and toddlers receive while away from their primary caregiver
  • Increase the educational level and competencies of infant and toddler caregivers/teachers and directors
  • Promote community connections to increase awareness and use of available resources and services that support healthy, safe, and nurturing care for infants and toddlers
  • Implement an effective, efficient, and accountable infant and toddler specialist system and increase its capacity to offer services

Regions of the VA Infant & Toddler Specialist Network



The VA Infant & Toddler Specialist Network is a program of Child Development Resources and is supported by the Virginia Department of Social Services Grant #93.575, with funds made available to Virginia from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Contact Information

Amy Stutt
Statewide Director
151 Point O Woods Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Tel: (757) 566-3300