The Childcare Staff Retention Workgroup Early Care & Education Initiative, Vital Communities November 7, 2022 Meeting Minutes Workgroup Goal: Identify…
Upper Valley employers and families both name access to high-quality, affordable childcare as one of the key barriers to prosperity in our region, especially for low- and moderate-income families. Following a two-session symposium on this issue in November 2021, Vital Communities and an Early Childhood Education (formerly Early Care & Education) Steering Committee are devising longer-term initiatives and working groups. Early Childhood Education is one of the ongoing topics of focus for the Vital Communities Corporate Council.
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Early Childhood Education Steering Committee
- Amy Brooks, Early Care and Education Association of the Upper Valley
- Alison Chisholm, River Valley Community College
- Brooke Couch Freeland, Couch Family Foundation
- Dr. Andra Daunhauer, Equal Access to Broadband
- Sarah Jackson, Vital Communities
- Sara Kobylenski, Couch Family Foundation and member of the Vital Communities Corporate Council
- Shaun Mulholland, City of Lebanon NH
- Jenn Parker, Creative Kids Adventures
- Becky Parton, Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center
- Emilie Tennenbaum, Let’s Grow Kids
Early Childhood Education Resources
A summary of Grant & Scholarship opportunities available for individuals currently working in Early Childhood Education or interested in pursuing work in Early Childhood Education.
Join a Working Group of the Early Childhood Education Initiative
The goal of the Early Childhood Education Initiative is to increase the availability and affordability of high-quality early care and education in the Upper Valley. Consider joining one of three working groups that will investigate solutions for this complex issue that touches so many aspects of our life in the Upper Valley.