Innovation Highlights

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Putting innovation to work for maximum impact.

Our financial and ideological commitment to innovation is a hallmark of the Permanent Fund.

Establishing the most effective, efficient and sustainable early childhood system for Vermont families will require thinking outside of the box, and we’re constantly evaluating promising new ideas in the realms of tech, developing economies of scale, and cross-sector collaboration, such as health care and business partnerships.

We are invested in the vanguard projects listed below and are seeking new investors to join us.

Health Care/Child Care Integration

Health Care/Child Care Integration

Connecting child care professionals to the health care community through education and training programs provides a powerful, yet previously untapped, way to support the whole child and improve the health and well-being of our communities.

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Business-Supported Child Care

Business-Supported Child Care

Child care is an economic development issue for our businesses. We see it all of the time: our young, energetic employee has a child and their attention shifts. Young parents weigh paying tuition between $175-390 a week for child care (in St. Johnsbury, Montpelier and...

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Burlington Early Learning Initiative

Burlington Early Learning Initiative

The Burlington Early Learning Initiative is designed to improve kindergarten readiness, reduce special education costs and other public spending and help break the cycle of multi-generational poverty in Vermont’s Queen City. The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children...

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