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About Us

Smart Beginnings Western Tidewater (SBWT) was founded in 2008 as a multi-jurisdictional, nonprofit funded by a Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Smart Beginnings grant with additional funding from the City of Franklin, Southampton County, and Isle of Wight County. The first five years of a non-profit are typically referred to as the start-up phase. Thanks to local leaders, elected officials, the executive director, staff, and collaboration leaders, Smart Beginnings Western Tidewater has a strong, successful platform to build upon. SBWT serves as a convener for a collaboration comprised of members representing various agencies and organizations that impact local early childhood development.