Sarah’s House Celebrates, Educates, and Advocates During “Week of the Young Child”

Our Week of the Young Child celebration was amazing. Our county executive, Steuart Pittman, Chief of Staff, Jeff Amoros and our local library CEO, Skip Auld attended the event. It was so important to us that our stakeholders not only experienced the program at Sarah’s House but saw first-hand the barriers faced in our industry with workforce and affordable childcare for all families.

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Addison County Celebrates and Advocates for Young Children and Play

Addison County Celebrates and Advocates for Young Children and Play – Currently in Vermont there is historic state legislation being crafted to support early care and learning programs and the families who access these programs. On April 12, a Courage to Care Rally was held at our statehouse. Leading up to the rally ACDN worked with the local newspaper to include a special Early Childhood insert in the paper. The insert included articles on the following topics: The Importance of Play, Legislative Update (highlighting the rally and other ways families can advocate), Learning in the Great Outdoors, Play-based Learning, and more.

Prescollers bundled up in winter gear playing in muddy/snowy conditions

Equitable Access to Nature and Play

Duluth Preschool Head Start program located in Duluth Public Schools in MN was awarded a $500 mini grant from DEY to purchase 306 pairs of boots socks. Eight of the classrooms have requested boot socks to have on hand to keep toes warm in our cold Minnesota weather. Thank you DEY!

Bookshelf displaying a collection of books in support of play and playful learning

Play-Based Parent/Teacher Library Created

This lending library supplies parents and teachers with various books and resources on play-based learning to increase the knowledge in our community. It was funded through a DEY Mini Grant.