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Permanent Fund, Building Bright Futures and their partners spread the Blue Ribbon Commission news

By Pat Heffernan on Dec 22, 2016 10:10:00 AM



The Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High-Quality, Affordable Child Care issued its final report this month, and the Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children, Building Bright Futures, and their partners working together to advance the Vermont Early Childhood Framework and the accompanying Vermont Early Childhood Action Plan are spreading the news throughout Vermont.

Highlights of recent coverage include:

Taking on the Child Care Challenge (VPR Vermont Edition)

Three things to know about Vermont's new child care report (Burlington Free Press)

Alan Guttmacher: Child care a necessity and a wise investment (VT Digger)

Is there a solution to Vermont’s child care challenge? (WDEV)

Blue Ribbon Commission on Affordable Child Care Issues Report (Vermont Business Magazine)

About the Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children

Founded in 2000 by philanthropists Rick Davis and Carl Ferenbach, the Permanent Fund works to improve the quality of Vermont's early care and education system primarily through the support, along with its funding collaborative partners the A.D. Henderson Foundation and the Turrell Fund, of two statewide initiatives: Let's Grow Kids and Vermont Birth to Five. Using a collaborative philanthropic approach, the Permanent Fund works with other funders, non-profits, community leaders and policymakers to improve educational outcomes, build stronger communities and make a lasting difference in the lives of Vermont's children. The Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children is a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation. For more information, visit or on Twitter @PermanentFundVT

About Building Bright Futures

Building Bright Futures is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization with a statewide network of 12 regional councils charged with improving the well-being of young children and families by improving the system that serves them. As the designated Vermont early childhood advisory council to the Governor, Administration, and Legislature, Building Bright Futures has the authority and duty to convene members of the child care community, medical community, education community, and other organizations, as well as state agencies serving young children, to ensure that families receive quality services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. For more information, visit