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Virginia Preschool Initiative, Joint Subcommittee

  • Description: The goals and objectives of the Joint Subcommittee will be to consider increasing accountability, flexibility, innovation, clarification of the state's role and policy relating to providing a preschool for economically disadvantaged children, and to further develop the facilitation of partnerships between school divisions and private providers for the Virginia Preschool Initiative. The Subcommittee will also review and consider possible recommendations regarding the development of a competency-based professional development framework for early childhood teachers in public schools and early learning practitioners in private early learning settings; further enhancements to the Quality Ratings System; other recommendations and options included in the 2017 JLARC report on Improving Virginia's Early Childhood Development Programs; opportunities for the state to leverage improvements in federal Head Start programs; an integrated early childhood fund to pool and leverage funds for maximum performance and efficiency; and mandating a minimum percentage of VPI slots be in private settings.
  • Report Date: A report of any preliminary findings and recommendations shall be submitted to the Chairmen of House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2018.
  • Staff Contact:

    Susan Hogge, House Appropriations Committee Staff, 804-698-1590
    Sarah Herzog, Senate Finance Committee Staff, 804-698-7480

All members appointed by Chair of House Appropriations . Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable R. Steven Landes
The Honorable Luke E. Torian
The Honorable Christopher K. Peace
The Honorable Barry D. Knight
The Honorable Todd E. Pillion
All members appointed by Chair, Senate Committee on Finance. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable Janet D. Howell
The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger Jr.
The Honorable Frank M. Ruff Jr.
The Honorable Ryan T. McDougle
The Honorable Stephen D. Newman
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 5 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 5 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 0
Max # Ex Officio: 0
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