The uncertainty that looms over our head, lost opportunities, canceled events, physical isolation, career setbacks, and physical, mental, and economic hardships caused by the global pandemic has affected us all. The primary focus for many of us has been all about safety. We are all trying our best to keep all parts of our lives… Read more »
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott, Senator Bernie Sanders, Vermont Afterschool and the Agency of Education recently outlined a plan to enhance and expand summertime enrichment opportunities for Vermont students grades K-12. In response to the impact of the pandemic on children, youth and families, Governor Scott, Senator Sanders and other partners are working to… Read more »
Vermont Afterschool is excited to be partnering with key state partners to expand summer program opportunities for children and youth. While there are many benefits to enrichment opportunities year round, we know that there are academic, social, and emotional needs of our children coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic which make this summer and the… Read more »
Summer is not canceled this year, and summer learning opportunities are more important than ever in 2020. Across Vermont, summer programs are adapting and innovating to ensure children and their families can access quality summer learning opportunities and critical supports and services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of these programs, Vermont Afterschool joins the… Read more »
With the temperatures rising, many young people (and more than a few parents) are clamoring for summer programming this year. Many programs across the state have responded to step up and run in-person programming this summer. Vermont Afterschool has helped to guide program leaders through the requirements and guidelines that come with running programming during… Read more »
As many of you know, Gov. Phil Scott recently announced that childcare, afterschool, and summer programs can re-open as of June 1, 2020. We’re eager to help summer learning and school-age child care programs get going. These programs are so essential to the healthy development of young people. And especially now during this time of… Read more »
Ask educators in any part of the country and they will tell you there’s no debate: summers matter for children, youth, families, and education. That’s why the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) will lead the country in National Summer Learning Week (July 8 – 12, 2019).
Join education advocates across the nation for National Summer Learning Day on July 12, 2018. This special day is aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to learn and have a successful year. Every year when the final school bell… Read more »