• Directors Group
  • Technical Assistance
  • Program Assessment
  • Resources
  • The ReadyKids Directors Group meets monthly on a drop-in basis for professional development, networking, and support. Topics are explored from the administrative perspective and individualized follow-up is available. We consolidate the latest and most valuable early childhood information, research, and resources that you may not have time to sift through. Join the group and sign up for our monthly newsletter by emailing Stephanie Massie and writing subscribe in the subject line.

    ReadyKids provides directors individualized support for administrative and program issues. We can find articles, talk through possible solutions to an issue, and recommend strategies that work. Have a question about developmentally appropriate practice? Early literacy? Your board? Parent communication? A challenging behavior? Contact Stephanie Massie!

    A program assessment is a way of identifying areas of strength and those needing improvement. Once you enroll in Virginia Quality, the free Quality Rating Improvement System, ReadyKids assists you to develop a joint plan to reach your goals and provide on-site coaching. Contact Gail Esterman to learn more about Virginia Quality.


    The ReadyKids Infant-Toddler Specialist works side by side with teachers and directors to offer creative ideas and support for improving the quality of infant and toddler programs. Practical staff training and resources are offered at no cost to infant and toddler programs and providers. State approved training hours are offered after completion of training. Contact Cortney Davenport for more information about the Virginia Infant-Toddler Specialist Network.  

    This project  (The Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network is a program of Child Development Resources, www.cdr.org, and is) was supported by the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) Grant #93.575, with funds made available to Virginia from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.