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What is the Mixed Delivery Grant?

High-quality preschool can have a powerful impact on a child’s readiness for school and life. Mixed Delivery allows for parent choice among high-quality options that meet the needs of their child and family. In 2016, with support from the Governor and the Virginia General Assembly, VECF launched the Mixed Delivery Preschool Pilot Program to support public-private preschool delivery. In 2020, building on the success of these Mixed Delivery pilots, the program expanded with a new focus on increasing access and funding for preschool slots in private child care programs. (Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, 2021). This grant allows for children who would not have the opportunity to attend a high-quality preschool the opportunity to attend.

More specifically, PDG is a data-collection grant, allowing state leaders to take a snapshot of the current landscape of early childhood in Virginia, and use that information to inform improvement strategies. PDG also focuses on quality measurement by assessing curriculum and teacher-child interactions. To measure teacher-child interactions, PDG uses a tool called CLASS from UVA/Teachstone. Rather than testing children, the CLASS tool utilizes certified reliable observers to note and measure the teacher behaviors research has shown to have the best outcomes for children. Teachers receive a CLASS score and focused feedback from their observer in an effort to help them continually improve their teaching practice (Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, 2021).

List of Providers
Site Name Director Email Phone
Arcoiris Daycare Paloma Saucedo arcoiris.care@gmail.com  540-560-3750
Little Angel Mabel Frye mablefrye@embarqmail.com  540-743-4084
Waynesboro YMCA Childcare Rebecca Patton rapatton@lumos.net  540-943-9622 x206
Plains Area Daycare Center Melissa Britt plainsareadaycare@verizon.net  540-896-4622
Bison Beginnings Early Learning Center Carmen Sheets bisonbeginnings@gmail.com  540-337-6054
Lil' Bloomers Daycare Toni Bowyer toni.bowyer@eabreeden.com  540-289-5533
Eukarya King’s Cubs (Hope) Amy Tomblin amytomblin.ekc@gmail.com  540-667-7529
Roberta Webb Childcare Center Angela Rouse executivedirector@robertawebbccc.org  540-810-9727
The Child Care and Learning Center Lisa Paine-Wells painewells@rappcclc.org  540-675-3237
Community Care and Learning Center Jaclyn Bartholomew jaclynmb3192021@gmail.com  540-740-2804
Harrisonburg Rockingham Child Day Care Center Delores Jameson hrdaycare@verizon.net  540-434-5268
Wonder Land Enrichment Center Carol Maddox wonderland.wlec@gmail.com  540-248-2982
Community Child Care, Inc. Christa Huffman edcommunitychildcare@gmail.com  540-886-7372
Young Children's Program Amy Taylor taylo8al@jmu.edu  540-569-6089
Hoppy Polliwogs Daycare- Stanley Michelle Walters hoppypolliwogs2019@gmail.com  540-244-4592
Hoppy Polliwogs Daycare- Luray Michelle Walters hoppypolliwogs2019@gmail.com  540-742-2734
Eukarya King’s Cubs (Cameron) Amy Tomblin amytomblin.ekc@gmail.com  540-667-7529
Tee Spots Learning Center Tiarra Payne teespotlc@gmail.com  540-877-5961
Childhaven Preschool and Daycare LLC Winsome Bailey childhaven6@gmail.com  540-686-7749
Shenandoah Valley Child Development Center Sara Alexandra Wilfong svcdcowner@gmail.com  540-879-1155
Gwen's Day Home Gwendolen Phelps gwendolenphelps1969@gmail.com  540-436-8460
Fremont Street Nursery Freda Roberson fremontst@verizon.net  540-662-7237
Mixed Delivery Grant in the News
Meet our Mixed Delivery Coordinators

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I'm Yvonne Frazier, northern region Mixed Delivery Coordinator, which includes Page, Shenandoah, and Rappahannock counties. I've worked in rural school and community programs for over 30 years. As Program Manager for JMU IIHHS' Healthy Families home visiting programs in Page and Shenandoah for the last 16 years, I've seen how critical accessible, affordable childcare and preschool services are for families, especially low-income families.  After serving on the board of a childcare center for 10 years, I helped to open Shenandoah County's first non-profit childcare center in 2019 and secured a Mixed Delivery Grant for the center. With JMU's new regional Mixed Delivery program, I am excited to now split my time at JMU between Healthy Families and the Mixed Delivery program to broaden my work with childcare providers across the region. My husband and I have 4 wonderful adult children and 3 grandchildren with whom I love spending any free time I can find.

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My name is Stacey Bosserman and I am the Mixed Delivery Coordinator for JMU. I am married to my hard-working husband, Kevin, and have 2 children, Jase and Sadie. I started out 24 years ago at a childcare center in Staunton Va and worked my way up to Director in 2005. After 10 years as Director, I decided to go back into the classroom as a PreK Lead Teacher along with Assistant Director duties. In 2019, I decided to broaden my horizons and become a coach for PreK teachers in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County area. My passion is providing quality programming and activity planning for all children but especially those who may not always have access to high levels of care and learning. This passion led me to my current position in the Mixed Delivery Program. I enjoy spending time with my family, vacationing at the beach, sewing, and cooking.

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