4-H is the comprehensive youth development program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Youth between the ages of 5 and 18 engage in hands-on learning experiences under the guidance of adult or teen 4-H volunteers trained by 4-H agents. 4-H programs use experiential learning opportunities to teach the latest research-based subject matter knowledge and to foster skill development in effective citizenship, leadership, and other life skills. The 10 areas of 4-H curriculum focus are: Animal Sciences; Communications and Expressive Arts; Environmental Education and Natural Resources; Jobs, Careers and Economics; Plant and Soil Sciences; Citizenship; Family and Consumer Sciences; Health, Nutrition and Wellness; Leadership and Personal Development; and Science and Technology.

Intercounty Childcare Connection (ICCC)

InterCounty Childcare Connection is your link to child care related information and services for the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck region.

We work with families, child care professionals, community agencies, programs and individuals to improve outcomes for children in early care and education.

Whether you are a parent looking for child care, a child care program looking for training, a community agency that can join our efforts to improve services, we want you to be connected with ChildNet—our community early care and education initiative.

InterCounty Childcare Connection has its roots in the childcare community, but has grown to include a wide range of stakeholders growing from an increasing desire of communities to promote quality childcare and ensure families can access the support and resources we need to improve outcomes for our children.

Contact us at www.iccc-va.org or ksauter@vt.edu or (804) 693-9446 or toll free 1-800-650-2128.

Engaging with Communities

Virginia Cooperative Extension specialists in community viability work with Extension agents, campus-based faculty, organizational partners, communities, and individuals to further opportunity and build capacity in five program areas:   

Examples of our work include training county elected officials, educating entrepreneurs, facilitating collaborative projects, supporting the growth of community food systems and local economies, enhancing agent skills and community capacity in facilitation and leadership, conducting problem-driven research, and creating publications and tools that address critical community needs.

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Community Viability Specialists