Burlington, Vermont—A panel discussion focused on early childhood issues with gubernatorial candidates Sue Minter and Phil Scott will take place on October 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the Davis Center at the University of Vermont in Burlington. The panel discussion, hosted by Let’s Grow Kids and the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) with co-presenting sponsor The Media Factory, will be moderated by WCAX News Anchor Darren Perron. The event is being sponsored by more than a dozen regional and statewide organizations.
“The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children is committed to improving the education and status of Vermont’s early childhood workforce. We believe supporting early childhood professionals is essential to supporting the future success of Vermont’s children. We’re eager to hear more from the gubernatorial candidates on their plans to improve our state’s early childhood system,” said VAEYC Executive Director Sonja Raymond.
The Oct. 14 panel is being sponsored by more than a dozen statewide and regional organizations including the Vermont Business Roundtable, the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Vermont Early Childhood Alliance, the Vermont Childcare Providers Association, Building Bright Futures, Vermont Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, Let’s Grow Kids and Vermont Birth to Five.
More information is available online at http://letsgrowkids.org/gubernatorial-candidate-event.
About Let’s Grow Kids
Let’s Grow Kids is a public awareness and engagement campaign about the important role that high-quality, affordable child care can play in supporting the healthy development of Vermont’s children during their first five years—the most important years for laying a foundation for future success in relationships, school and life. Let’s Grow Kids is working with Vermont communities, organizations, businesses and individuals to create positive lasting change that will allow all of our children to succeed in life. Let’s Grow Kids is an initiative of the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children with support from the A.D. Henderson Foundation and the Turrell Fund. Learn more at www.letsgrowkids.org.
The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) is an affiliate of the National Association for Education of Young Children, the nation’s largest membership organization for early childhood professionals. VAEYC’s mission is to enhance the quality of early childhood programs and professional practices, and advocate for young children (birth through 8 years) and their families in order to realize the potential of every Vermont child. Learn more at www.vaeyc.org.