Elizabeth Raposa

Giving kids a good start in life

Getting kids ready for school means more than teaching them the alphabet, filling their backpacks, and getting them to the bus on time. It begins on the day they are born and continues through every experience they have.

Science tells us that 80 percent of a child's brain is developed by age 3. For healthy brain development, children need a stimulating and healthy environment, responsive and supportive relationships, and freedom from persistent stress. The foundation built during this time sets the stage for future learning and socio-emotional development.

Let's Grow Kids is a privately funded, statewide campaign to build public awareness about the importance of giving our children a quality early-learning experience.

Seventy-two percent of Vermont children younger than 6 regularly receive non-parental care each week, so it is imperative that our child-care system be consistent in quality, accessibility, and affordability.

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WCCA thanks volunteers for repairs

Windham Child Care Association sincerely thanks UPS, United Way of Windham County, Leader Home Center, and ReNew for their help and donations to make repairs at Windham Evening Care. Windham Evening Care is the region's only licensed child-care program available for families during the afternoon and evening hours. Volunteers...

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Kudos for administration’s support of affordable child-care programs

Vermont Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (VACCRRA) wholeheartedly supports Governor Shumlin's proposed $17 million investment in the child care system. The governor's education agenda shines a spotlight on the importance of high-quality child care and education for our children and communities. An infusion of funding into...

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