Collaborators

We can't achieve our goal alone. We're building this movement and child care system with Vermonters across the state and in partnership with philanthropic organizations, government, business, health care, community nonprofits, and YOU to ensure success.

PHILANTHROPY

Let's Grow Kids (LGK) is 94% philanthropically funded. Philanthropy is the bridge that makes this movement possible as we work together to ensure affordable access to high-quality child care for all Vermont families by 2025. With investments from across Vermont and the country, your support is making Vermont the best place to raise a family. Thank you. For more information about making a gift, click here.

BUSINESS

We partner and collaborate with business groups and leaders to help Vermont’s economy thrive, including:            

  • Vermont Business Roundtable
  • Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Main Street Alliance

HEALTH CARE

We’re working with thought leaders and health care administrators on an innovative effort to integrate health care and child care:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Vermont Department of Health
  • Vermont Children's Health Improvement Program
  • Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Child Development Division
  • OneCare Vermont

EDUCATION

LGK works closely with Vermont’s institutes of higher education to help sustain and grow the state’s early care and learning workforce:

  • Community College of Vermont
  • Champlain College
  • University of Vermont
  • Northern Vermont University
  • Castleton University
  • Middlebury College

TECHNOLOGY

We recognize that innovative technology must play a key role in a new child care system: to enhance efficiency, accuracy, consistency, accessibility, and communication for providers, parents and state agencies. To ensure we’re aligned with Vermont’s existing educational initiatives in this area we partner with:

  • South Burlington School District
  • Community College of Vermont

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Meeting the needs of children and families requires community collaboration beyond the walls of a child care program. To ensure the development of a holistic system, we work with:

  • Building Bright Futures
  • Howard Center
  • Hunger Free Vermont
  • Lund
  • Vermont Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
  • Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Vermont Child Care Industry Career Council
  • Vermont Child Care Providers Association
  • Vermont Community Loan Fund
  • Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance
  • Vermont Parent Child Center Network

GOVERNMENT

We work with Vermont’s Administration and legislators across the aisle to build support in the State House for high-quality, affordable child care:

  • Governor's Office
  • Vermont House & Senate
  • Agency of Education
  • Agency of Human Services
  • Vermont Commission on Women