Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area, a 501(c)(3), is an early childhood initiative designed to ensure that young children are prepared for success in school and in life. We are led by a volunteer Board comprised of community leaders. SBRA brings together parents, business people, community leaders, and local agencies to strengthen existing early childhood education programs and implement new approaches where needed. We are deeply concerned that in our region, up to 1 in 7 children arrive in kindergarten without the basic skills to succeed. SBRA believes that supporting early childhood education is a smart investment with a proven return.