Excellence in Children’s Early Learning and Literacy (ExCELL)

Partially funded through an $83,333 grant from Red Nose Day/Comic Relief, United Way of Central Virginia invested $106,000 to implement the ExCELL (Excellence in Children’s Early Learning and Literarcy) in all five Amherst County Smart Start (VPI) preschool classrooms as the pilot phase of a planned five year rollout in Central Virginia.

This program was developed by The Literacy Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University and is implemented by The Virginia Literacy Foundation in Richmond, VA. ExCELL is a four-part, wrap-around service that includes professional development and coaching, literacy and classroom materials, assessments, and family engagement.

For more information about ExCELL, click here: http://www.excell-va.com/index.html



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