If we want to truly make our state more affordable, we need to start addressing the underlying contributors to our shrinking tax base and our ballooning special education, health care and human services costs.
Quality early care and education is a critical part of our economic development now and in the future.
The governor mused that, were we to have an opportunity to design an ideal education system from scratch, it was unlikely to look anything like what we have today.
Gov. Phil Scott is proving that he has an agenda far more aggressive than Candidate Scott’s.
News Release — Early Childhood Business Council February 2, 2017 Contact: Rebecca Copans, (802) 922-3452 or [email protected] Montpelier, Vermont — About 56 Vermont employers, representing nearly 20,000 employees from across the state, gathered at the Capital Plaza Hotel yesterday (Feb.1) for the launch of Vermont’s Early Childhood Business Council. The event, which included remarks by […]
More children are becoming wards of the state, mainly due to the opiate crisis.
I wish that I had been guided and supported when I was a young mother.
The Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High Quality, Affordable Child Care says high quality child care for all the state’s children up to age 5 could cost up to $766 million. It suggests incremental investment with a goal of changing the delivery system.
It’s time we gave early childhood professionals the pay and recognition they deserve.
“This is not a mental health issue, this is a public health issue,” said Lynn Dolce, director of foster care mental health at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. She spoke to a conference of Vermont superintendents, special educators and others.
If we want to reduce spending and improve the quality of our educational system, it’s time to change our lens and look to where learning truly starts: at birth.
News Release — Let’s Grow Kids January 20, 2016 Contact: Seth F. Hibbert, 802.858.5459 or [email protected] Burlington, Vermont—Let’s Grow Kids has recognized four Vermonters as Early Childhood Superheroes for going above and beyond to help young children reach their full potential. The honorees include: · Laurie Flaherty of Waterbury, the founding co-director of the creative […]
Geralyn Barrows, a 30-year veteran child care provider from New Haven, was named the early education advocacy group’s first Early Educator of the Year.
Vermont may be one of the early national adopters of statewide public pre-K if the program launches completely next year, but the districts involved in this fall’s rollout are discovering the stumbling blocks in the meantime.