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Our mission is for every child in Alexandria to have a strong start in life and in school.

Smart Beginnings Alexandria serves as the coordinating body and collective voice of Alexandria’s early care and education system. Our work is guided by our Common Agenda, which details our vision for change and collective approach to ensure access to an aligned system of high-quality early care and education services for all families.

Download our Common Agenda to learn more about our strategic framework and priority activities.

Additional Resources

2020 Annual Report

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and limited data availability, this Annual Report focuses on our accomplishments in 2020 as a collective and does not include the outcomes and metrics we typically report.

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2019 Annual Report

Since its inception, Smart Beginnings Alexandria has promised to report out on the progress made through the initiative each December. The annual report shares progress of our collective efforts to develop an early care and education system. It also aims to provide a look at the broader context in which we work and help us assess what is working well and what is not.

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Fiscal Mapping Project

The purpose of Fiscal Mapping Project was to collect and analyze the data around what and how resources are currently being invested in Alexandria’s 0-5 year olds so that it is possible to understand where the gaps are, how those gaps might be filled most efficiently with existing or new resources, and where advocacy is needed for additional funding or policy changes. This report was generously funded by the Bruhn-Morris Family Foundation.

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