2020 Build Stronger Statement and Sign-On Form
A statement in support of making the child care system stronger, more equitable, and sustainable by immediately focusing 2020 CARES Act funding to support children, families, and early educators.
A statement of support for increasing public investments in early childhood.
A double-sided handout about how to broach the topic of high-quality affordable child care with a legislator if they visit you while door-knocking or you attend a candidate forum.
Talking to Your Legislator
Double-sided handout explains how high-quality, affordable child care benefits Vermont's children, families, businesses and economy.
Double-sided handout showing a sample day in the life of a provider as she serves the children and families in her program.
Early Care & Learning
Double-sided document about early brain development and what children need to support healthy development. Useful for any audience.
Building the Brain
This toolkit will walk you through the process of writing a letter to the editor of your local paper - an important way to make a big impact. Policy-makers and other leaders read letters to the editor to stay tuned in to the hearts and minds of their communities.
Letter to the Editor
No Small Matter Movie Screening Toolkit
No Small Matter is the first feature-length documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated and powerful force for leveling the playing field for children today: affordable access to high-quality child care. If you're interested in hosting a screening of No Small Matter, Let's Grow Kids can support you through this process. Please contact Shayla Zammuto for more information.
Energize and organize your community around a better future for Vermont kids with an aspirational, family-friendly event: a Kids Out Loud flash mob! You'll find all the resources you need to plan and execute a successful event in this toolkit.
Kids Out Loud
LGK policy statement outlining challenges facing Vermont kids and families, the opportunities to better support them, and what a comprehensive Vermont early care and learning system looks like.
Growing VT Kids
LGK's 2020 legislative action agenda containing concrete policy changes that will move us closer to our goal of affordable access to high-quality child care for all Vermont families.
2020 Legislative Action Agenda
2017 Vermont Business Roundtable’s Research & Education Foundation report on the economic impact of investing in early care and learning in Vermont.
Vermont ECLD Report
LGK and Vermont Commission on Women policy statement on the intersection of child care, the economy and gender equity in Vermont.
Women, Work and Child Care
2016 report on how we could expand Vermont's early care and learning system to make high-quality, affordable child care accessible to all children who need it.
2017 report providing an overview of BBF's progress in engaging diverse stakeholders in a statewide effort to explore and develop recommendations for a comprehensive integrated early care and learning system.
2018 report with recommendations for concrete, actionable steps that inform the development of Vermont's early care and learning system to a future that will serve the state’s children and families for generations to come.
Think Tank Report
Report to help others in our state learn more about the system supporting Vermont's young children and their families.
Who's Who and What's What
Presentation by Rob Grunewald, economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, who visited Vermont in 2015 to speak to state legislators about investing in the early years.
A brief from NORC at the University of Chicago that provides key insights into the early care and learning practices, needs and perceptions of Vermont households with children under age six years.
A case study of Let's Grow Kids' work to address Vermont's child care crisis, published by the Sorenson Impact Center for the National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers (NCIT), powered by the Build Initiative.
NCIT Case Study