Quality early care and education programs boost success in K-12 by improving language development, mathematical ability, and thinking and attention skills and increase positive outcomes in adulthood and decrease negative outcomes including dropping out of high school and committing violent crimes.
In addition, consistent, quality early care and education provides for a reliable, more focused employee and education base as parents can work and go to school knowing that their children are well taken care of.
- General Operating and Scholarship support – provided to the organization to offset general operating expenses and to help low income families or families that have fallen through the cracks. (Beartooth Children’s Center, Mountain Bluebells )
- Capacity Building and Quality Improvement – provided to improve the operations of an organization or to improve the quality of care provided by an organization or region. (The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children)
Please visit the highlighted organizations to get a feel for the work of our grantees.