early childhood education

Robyn Freedner-Maguire: Make the most of taxpayer savings by investing in kids

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.

Chloe Learey: Early childhood education means business

Quality early care and education is a critical part of our economic development now and in the future.

Will Patten: Outdated school assumptions

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.

Willem Jewett: The governor’s broken campaign promises

Gov. Phil Scott is proving that he has an agenda far more aggressive than Candidate Scott’s.

Vermont Early Childhood Business Council Event Highlights Need to Invest in High-Quality, Affordable Early Care and Learning

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 […]

Report: Pre-K access has improved, but access to childcare is limited

More children are becoming wards of the state, mainly due to the opiate crisis.

Islene Runningdeer: A win-win idea for moms and kids

I wish that I had been guided and supported when I was a young mother.

Study recommends state move toward universal early child care

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.

Aly Richards: Early educators deserve better

It’s time we gave early childhood professionals the pay and recognition they deserve.

‘Toxic stress’ strikes at home, school and beyond, educators told

“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.

Rick Davis: Start education earlier to yield better outcomes, reduce costs

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.

Let’s Grow Kids honors 4 Vermonters as ‘Early Childhood Superheroes’

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 […]

Permanent Fund honors child care provider

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.

Universal pre-K launch examines early education needs in Vermont

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.