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Fairfax Futures Thanks Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

Fairfax Futures Thanks Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

December 12, 2019

This fall, Fairfax Futures received a $5,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation to support the integration of developmentally-appropriate STEM experiences in early childhood settings. STEM refers to education in science, technology, engineering and math.

Fairfax Futures will work in partnership with Fairfax County Office for Children to offer a 14-hour certificate course designed to strengthen the STEM skills and competencies of a cohort of early childhood educators working with 3-5 year old children. This is the third year that the initiative has been offered. Fairfax Futures thanks Dominion for its continued support. Early STEM experiences are critical to help nurture young children’s natural curiosity and their innate passion for discovery and exploration.

Since 2017, nearly 70 early childhood educators have completed the program. 

Last year, Dominion Energy staff visited Aldersgate United Methodist Church preschool program (Alexandria, VA) to see how educators have applied STEM in their classrooms.

Fairfax Futures is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and builds support for quality early childhood education and school readiness in Fairfax County. For more information, visit

Dominion Energy contributes millions of dollars to community causes with a focus on human needs, environmental stewardship, education and community vitality. For more information, visit

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