Innovative Community Strategies Incubator

We pilot and evaluate new strategies for positive impact, then embed them as appropriate into the work of Let’s Grow Kids, Vermont Birth to Five and other sustainable organizations.

The 0-5 Emergency and Innovation Fund

The 0–5 Emergency and Innovation Fund provides child care programs with emergency relief assistance and/or funding for innovative new services, program enhancements or expansions. This fund is made possible by The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children and the Turrell Fund. The Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation is administering the fund and is now accepting applications for grants. Emergency Relief Grants Emergency [...]

June 26th, 2016|Innovative Community Strategies Incubator|

Business-Supported Child Care

Child care is an economic development issue for our businesses. We see it all of the time: our young, energetic employee has a child and their attention shifts. Young parents weigh paying tuition between $175-390 a week for child care (in St. Johnsbury, Montpelier and Burlington) with leaving the workforce to stay home with their child. This isn’t only a [...]

March 24th, 2016|Innovative Community Strategies Incubator|

Burlington Early Learning Initiative

The Burlington Early Learning Initiative is designed to improve kindergarten readiness, reduce special education costs and other public spending and help break the cycle of multi-generational poverty in Vermont’s Queen City. The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children has committed $122,000 for the initial planning stage of the pilot project that will move from concept to implementation in 2016. Mayor [...]

March 24th, 2016|Innovative Community Strategies Incubator|