Resources and Publications


2019 Policy Handout

2019 Policy Overview

The Let's Grow Kids (LGK) Pamphlet

General information about the campaign and early childhood development.
LGK Pamphlet

The LGK Petition

A statement of support for increasing public investments in early childhood.
Petition Form

Tips for Talking to Your Legislator

A double-sided handout about how to broach the topic of high-quality affordable child care with a legislator if they visit you while door-knocking or you attend a candidate forum.
Talking to Your Legislator

The Economic Impact of Child Care

Double-sided handout explains how high-quality, affordable child care benefits Vermont's children, families, businesses and economy.
Economic Impact

What is Early Care & Learning?

Double-sided handout showing a sample day in the life of a provider as she serves the children and families in her program.
Early Care & Learning

Brain Science Handout

Double-sided document about early brain development and what children need to support healthy development. Useful for any audience.
Building the Brain



Letter to the Editor Toolkit

This toolkit will walk you through the process of writing a letter to the editor of your local paper - an important way to make a big impact. Policy-makers and other leaders read letters to the editor to stay tuned in to the hearts and minds of their communities.
Letter to the Editor

No Small Matter Movie Screening Toolkit

No Small Matter is the first feature-length documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated and powerful force for leveling the playing field for children today: affordable access to high-quality child care. If you're interested in hosting a screening of No Small Matter, Let's Grow Kids can support you through this process. Please contact Shayla Zammuto for more information.
Contact Shayla

Kids Out Loud Flash Mob Toolkit

Energize and organize your community around a better future for Vermont kids with an aspirational, family-friendly event: a Kids Out Loud flash mob! You'll find all the resources you need to plan and execute a successful event in this toolkit.
Kids Out Loud 


Who's Who and What's What in Vermont's Early Care and Learning System

Report to help others in our state learn more about the system supporting Vermont's young children and their families.
Who's Who and What's What

Women, Work and Child Care

LGK and Vermont Commission on Women policy statement on the intersection of child care, the economy and gender equity in Vermont.
Women, Work and Child Care

Growing Vermont's Kids: A Policy Vision for Early Care & Learning in Vermont

LGK policy statement outlining challenges facing Vermont kids and families, the opportunities to better support them, and what a comprehensive Vermont early care and learning system looks like.
Growing VT Kids

Strengthening the Foundation of Vermont's Early Care and Learning System

LGK's 2019 legislative action agenda containing concrete policy changes that will move us closer to our goal of affordable access to high-quality child care for all Vermont families.
2019 Legislative Action Agenda

Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High Quality, Affordable Child Care

2016 report on how we could expand Vermont's early care and learning system to make high-quality, affordable child care accessible to all children who need it.
BRC Report

Building Vermont's Future From the Child Up Summit Report

2017 report providing an overview of BBF's progress in engaging diverse stakeholders in a statewide effort to explore and develop recommendations for a comprehensive integrated early care and learning system.
Summit Report

Building Vermont's Future From the Child Up Think Tank Report

2018 report with recommendations for concrete, actionable steps that inform the development of Vermont's early care and learning system to a future that will serve the state’s children and families for generations to come.
Think Tank Report

Vermont's Early Care & Learning Dividend Report

2017 Vermont Business Roundtable’s Research & Education Foundation report on the economic impact of investing in early care and learning in Vermont.
Vermont ECLD Report

Stalled at the Start

2018 report on the supply of and demand for regulated (licensed or registered) infant and toddler child care in Vermont.
Stalled at the Start - 2018
Stalled at the Start - 2016

Stalled at the Start Sheets by County

"Investments in Early Childhood Development Yield High Public Returns"

Presentation by Rob Grunewald, economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, who visited Vermont in 2015 to speak to state legislators about investing in the early years.
Grunewald Presentation