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VDSS is one of the largest Commonwealth agencies, partnering with local departments of social services, social services us, along with faith-based and non-profit organizations, to promote the well-being of children and families statewide. I proudly serve alongside 1, state and 8, local human services professionals throughout the Social Services System, who ensure that thousands of Virginia's most vulnerable citizens have access to the best services and benefits available to them.
Virginia Quality, the Commonwealth's voluntary rating and improvement system for early learning child care providers, recognizes a milestone achievement in reaching over 1, program participants. Sincethe number of quality-rated, early learning programs has increased from to 1, child care and preschool providers.
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This recent success will yield greater services to quality child care and preschool programs for Virginia's children and social. Research indicates that quality child care and early learning programs positively impact a child's development.
With 90 percent of brain development occurring before age five, early child care and education is critical to a child's future success. Currently, an estimated 39, children attend Virginia Quality early education programs.
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Additionally, over 10, educators services engaged in ongoing professional development based on Virginia Quality Standards. The Virginia Department of Social Services VDSS is currently accepting applications for fuel assistance social all local departments of social services and online through Monday, November The Energy Assistance Program, funded by the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP federal block grant, provides support to states to assist low-income households in meeting their home energy needs such as electricity, natural and liquid propane gas, oil, kerosene, coal and wood.
Assistance may also be available for delivery and installation charges as well as connection or reconnection fees.