The Virginia State Parent Education Coalition was organized in July 2005 by the Virginia Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (VECCS) state plan through Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The work group consists of state and community stakeholders and service providers working together to support a common vision, mission and set of core values. The Coalition works together to identify gaps in parent education and to strengthen existing services. For a detailed summary of the history and goals of VSPEC, please click here. For a copy of the VSPEC flyer, please click here.
The Statewide Parent Education Coalition is a public/private coalition of professionals and parents working to advocate for and ensure that all caregivers have access to quality parent education, information services and support necessary to raise happy healthy families.
All children are nurtured in happy, safe, healthy families.
Early Childhood Health
109 Governor St., 8th Flr.
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 864-7685
FAX: (804) 864-7722
ADVANTAGES OF BECOMING A MEMBER OF VSPEC
Co-chair - Bethany Geldmaker - Virginia Department of Health
Co-chair - Johanna Schuchert - Prevent Child Abuse Virginia
Coordinator - open
Executive Committee: consists of co-chairs, coordinator, adhoc committee chairs and subcommittee chairs
Steering Committee: consists of voting members who determine VSPEC's message
If you have questions about VSPEC membership, please contact either Bethany Geldmaker: Bethany.Geldmaker@vdh.virginia.gov or Johanna Schuchert: firstname.lastname@example.org. A membership application is available here.