The purpose of the Elizabeth Christie Fund in 2022 is to provide one-time retention or sign-on bonuses for local child care workers in the Windham County region to acknowledge their hard work. To qualify, early educators must work in a privately owned (non-profit or for-profit) registered family childcare home or licensed childcare center.
The amount of the bonus will depend on the total amount raised, the number of applicants and the number of hours worked per week. Applications are now being accepted and the deadline to apply is Thursday, March 31st. Bonuses will be distributed in early April to individuals (not programs).
The fund is named after Christie, a Putney resident who tirelessly advocated for early education throughout her career and continues to do so. She served as the executive director of the Windham Child Care Association from 1998 to 2008 and is a trustee of the Turrell Fund, which supports programs for young children and their families in Vermont and New Jersey. She also helped found Kids Are Priority One, the first child care advocacy organizations in Vermont.
To learn more about the Elizabeth Christie Fund, click here.
To apply, click on the application button below. If you have any questions, please call the Winston Prouty Center at 802-257-7852 or email email@example.com.