The Board of Directors, Staff, and Families wish to thank you for your generous contribution to Green Mountain Children’s Center. We are extremely grateful for your belief in our mission and vision, and for supporting the work of strengthening our organization.
GMCC’s overarching goal is improving the lives of children and families through positive experiences in early childhood. We know that early care and education allows communities to thrive. The Vermont Blue Ribbon Commission’s recently published findings state that early care and learning is critical to the economic and community wellbeing of Vermont.
Every dollar spent on high-quality early care and learning programs yields a return on investment that ranges from $4 – $9. (Blackman, Jessica & Gringas, Jess, (2015) Vermont Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High Quality, Affordable Child Care Retrieved from www.letsgrowkids.org/blue-ribbon-commission).
Your contribution is supporting Upper Valley’s children, families and the community in many ways:
- Children’s overall development is supported, including health and wellness, social and emotional well-being and academic success throughout their entire lives
- Parents are able to enter or remain in the workforce supporting the local economy
- Parents are better able to support their own children’s healthy development, decreasing reliance on social services
- Support the future labor market and increase earning potential
Once again, we thank you for all that you do to make our community a great place to live, learn and play.