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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

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list of providers
City/County Site Name Director Email Phone
Shenandoah Little Angel Mabel Frye  540-743-4084
Rockingham Plains Area Daycare Center Melissa Britt  540-896-4622
Rockingham Lil' Bloomers Daycare Mickey Breeden   540-289-5533
Harrisonburg Roberta Webb Childcare Center Angela Rouse  540-810-9727
Rappahannock The Child Care and Learning Center Lisa Paine-Wells  540-675-3237
Harrisonburg Harrisonburg Rockingham Child Day Care Center Delores Jameson  540-434-5268
Shenandoah Community Care and Learning Savannah Stoneberger 540-740-2804
Harrisonburg Young Children's Program Amy Taylor  540-569-6089
Harrisonburg Tots N Toyland Erica Dorsey  540-421-4754
Winchester Tee Spot Learning Center Tiarra Payne  540-877-5961
Winchester Childhaven Preschool and Daycare LLC Winsome Bailey  540-686-7749
Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley Child Development Center Tina Nelson  540-879-1155
Shenandoah Gwen's Day Home Gwendolen Phelps  540-436-8460
Winchester Fremont Street Nursery Freda Roberson  540-662-7237
Page Charlie's Guiding Light Carolyn Richards  540-669-7090
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Meet our Mixed Delivery Coordinators


Stacey Bosserman earned her degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashworth College, Georgia. She is currently the Grant Manager for JMU Early Childhood Initiative’s Mixed Delivery Grant. She was a previous ECE Director and Preschool teacher in Staunton and Stuarts Draft.  She left the classroom in 2020 to become a coach under James Madison University’s previous Mixed Delivery Program.  Her passion is providing quality programming and activity planning for all children but especially those who are underserved and lack access to quality care and learning. This passion led her to her current position in the Mixed Delivery Program. Mrs. Bosserman enjoys spending time with her family, vacationing at the beach, sewing, and cooking.

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