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Child Care is Essential to our Children, Families, Economy, and Recovery. Now, more than ever.
3 out of 5 of Vermont's yougest children don't have access to the child care they need.

The first years of a child’s life form a bedrock of experience and learning that shapes future health, happiness and capacity for success. Those years only happen once.

WE ARE LET’S GROW KIDS

We are educators, advocates, and experts, but most of all, we’re Vermonters who believe all children deserve a strong start and a bright future, beginning with affordable access to high-quality child care. We drive change in public policy, in child care programs, and in our communities across Vermont, so that all families have the care they need.

TOO MANY KIDS ARE MISSING OUT

Our current child care system was built for a different time. Over 61% of Vermont’s youngest children don’t have access to the child care they need. That means too many kids are missing out on a strong start in life. The ripple effects of these missed opportunities impact our families, communities, economy... all of us.

WE ARE MAKING CHANGE

Our mission is to ensure affordable access to high-quality child care for all Vermont families by 2025. Since we’ve started, investments in early education have increased and more Vermont families have access to high-quality child care. But our job is not done.

WITH YOUR SUPPORT

We can create long-term change that will ensure that all of Vermont’s children have the opportunity to succeed individually so that we can thrive together.

Take Action Now

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Take action on behalf of Vermont’s children.
When parents cannot find affordable child care, businesses lose out, communities lose out, our economy loses out.
When children can’t get a strong start during their first five years, we are allowing inequity to grow exponentially across our communities. When we invest in our children, we are investing in our shared future.
It’s easy to say 'It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.

What We've Accomplished

Stories From Your Neighbors

I always knew that I wanted to work with young children. Since I can remember I’ve just known I wanted to be an early childhood educator. I was always that one kid in high school that… Full Story
I started looking for child care ONE YEAR before I would need it and I’m still looking. In January of 2019, very shortly after discovering I was pregnant, I started calling around… Full Story
As a single mom, affording child care has been a constant struggle. Having grown up in poverty, it’s very important to me to work and give back to my community. I receive assistance… Full Story
I absolutely loved my job working as an early childhood educator, but when I became pregnant, my family faced a heartbreaking reality: even with a substantial discount and guaranteed… Full Story