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Nominations Open for Permanent Fund 2017 Early Educator of the Year Award

Nominations are now being accepted To recognize excellence in the teaching of Vermont’s young children, the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children announced the third annual Early Educator of the Year Award. In the third year of this award, the Permanent Fund will be accepting nominations for an outstanding home-based child care professional who has demonstrated a commitment to quality early [...]

March 14th, 2017|Newsroom, Our News|

Vermont’s 2016 Early Educator of the Year

Event photos available at bottom of page. Aly Richards (center), CEO of the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, with the Early Educator of the Year Award winner Jacquelyn Reno (left), and finalist Kathi Apgar (right), at the VAEYC Annual Conference 2016. October 13, 2016 (Burlington, VT) — The Permanent Fund for Vermont Children announced the second annual Early Educator of the Year Award today [...]

October 13th, 2016|Newsroom, Our News|

Janet McLaughlin Named as New Executive Director of Vermont Birth to Five

Burlington, Vermont—The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children is thrilled to announce the hiring of Janet McLaughlin as the new executive director of its Vermont Birth to Five initiative. McLaughlin will assume her role August 16. McLaughlin is currently special projects director and head of the Food & Farm Initiative at the Vermont Community Foundation. In this role, she distributed over [...]

July 28th, 2016|Newsroom, Our News|

Nominations Open for Permanent Fund 2016 Early Educator of the Year Award

Nominations are now being accepted Middlebury, VT - To recognize excellence in the teaching of Vermont's young children, the Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children announced the second annual Early Educator of the Year Award. For the second year of the award, the Permanent Fund will be accepting nominations for an outstanding center- and school-based childcare professional who has demonstrated a [...]

March 9th, 2016|Newsroom, Our News|

Rick Davis honored for helping children pursue education opportunities

WCAX February 22, 2016, RANDOLPH, Vt. - A man credited with improving the lives of thousands of kids was recognized for his efforts Monday. Rick Davis is the founder of the Permanent Fund, which pushed for early childhood education opportunities throughout the state. Davis was awarded a Lifetime Leadership Award Monday afternoon by the Vermont Council on Rural Development. See Story [...]

February 23rd, 2016|In the News, Newsroom|

START EDUCATION EARLIER TO YIELD BETTER OUTCOMES…

VtDigger.org - The recent Picus report on Vermont’s education spending suggests the state can save money by reducing spending on special education. While I agree generally with that statement, we need new thinking about how we get there. Artificial spending targets or extra tutors aren’t the answer. Continue Reading

February 21st, 2016|In the News, Newsroom|

Child Care: A Key to Community Health and Well-Being?

HuffPost, February 19, 2016 - Contributed by Alan E. Guttmacher, Senior Advisor for The Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children. Across the U.S., almost 11 million children younger than age 5 are in some type of child care arrangement, spending an average of 36 hours a week there. In Vermont, where I live, more than 70% of children 0 to 5 [...]

February 19th, 2016|In the News, Newsroom|

Dr. Alan Guttmacher Joins the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children

Dr. Alan Guttmacher (click photo for print resolution image) Middlebury, VT - The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children announced the addition of Dr. Alan Guttmacher to their team as senior advisor. He will lead the Permanent Fund's work to connect the child care and health care communities to help improve the health and well-being of Vermont children and [...]

February 3rd, 2016|Newsroom, Our News|

PERMANENT FUND HONORS CHILD CARE PROVIDER

VtDigger.org,  KILLINGTON - The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children last week awarded its first Early Educator of the Year Award to Geralyn Barrows, a 30-year veteran child care provider from New Haven.  The Permanent Fund plans to recognize excellence in the field of early education teaching on a yearly basis in the hope of highlighting what high quality child care [...]

October 21st, 2015|In the News, Newsroom|

Vermont’s First Early Educator of the Year

L-R: Aly Richards, Geralyn Barrows, Elsa Bosma, Rick Davis Aly Richards (left), CEO of the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, with the Early Educator of the Year Award winner Geralyn Barrows, finalist Elsa Bosma, and Rick Davis, founder (right), at the VAEYC Annual Conference 2015. October 16, 2015 (Killington, VT)—Rick Davis, co-founder of the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, [...]

October 16th, 2015|Newsroom, Our News|