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Finding the Right Fit: Choosing Quality Child Care for Your Family

These seminars will be held via zoom from 12-1pm on Thursday, October 5th, December 7th, February 1st, and April 4th.

During the 2023-2024 academic year Kim Thomason, Program Manager for Early childhood Education Initiatives, will host a discussion-based seminar to support parents in choosing high quality early care and education that is a good fit for their family.

NRV Cares

Conversations About Our Children

On the 4th Wednesday of the month, noon- 1pm, we will host a "lunch & learn" on topics such as building resiliency, setting limits and boundaries, and understanding temperaments. These conversations will be facilitated in partnership with NRV CARES

For questions about the class, please email Kim Thomason, Program Manager for Early Childhood Education Initiatives.

For additional information regarding parenting, please contact Keli Lichty, Educational Program Director for NRV CARES.

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2023 Virginia Tech and NRV Summer Camps

Summer time can be a time for learning! Summer camp programs provide a fun and safe environment for children to develop friendships as well as socioemotional, planning, decision-making, problem-solving, and leadership skills. They also offer opportunities to live new experiences, broaden horizons, and develop self-confidence and independence.

A number of summer camp options here at Virginia Tech and across the New River Valley will give your children the chance to develop those lifelong skills and friendships. 

The information available in VT Camp Opportunities and NRV Camp Opportunities is a general overview to the date of publication. For the most up to date information, please visit the websites listed in the PDFs. If you have any resources that would be helpful to add to this list, please contact Kim Thomason.

Past Programs


  • Lunch and Learn with ECE Initiatives: What You Need to Know About Raising a Child with a Disability: Navigating Services and Creating a Happy Home
  • Lunch and Learn: School Readiness Happens at Home
  • Planning for Baby Seminar (for Faculty and Staff) - in partnership with Hokie Wellness


For more information or questions about upcoming programs, reach out to Kim Thomason, Program Manager for Early Childhood Education Initiatives