Shake Off the Snow

The Charlotte Children’s Center is a non-profit early childhood education center. It’s a safe, nurturing place where we send our children to learn and thrive at the hands of our beloved teachers and child-care providers. It is a gem in our community and to keep it thriving year after year we have an annual fundraising campaign called Shake off the Snow. Shake off the Snow entails an online auction and a benefit dinner at the Old Lantern Inn in Charlotte. By fundraising we are contributing to the overall well being of the Center by providing for improvements that directly affect our children. It also demonstrates that we value our teachers. Early childhood educators serve a vital role in our communities; however, they earn substantially less than their counterparts in elementary schools. It is imperative that our teachers’ hard work, compassion, and commitment are acknowledged.


Why support early childhood education?

It benefits our community

Every dollar invested in early childhood education yields a 10% annual rate of return.

High-quality child care reduces future costs in public education and health care.

Children exposed to high-quality education score better on school-readiness tests and have reduced needs for special education.

We value our teachers

Early childhood educators serve a vital role in our communities; however, they earn substantially less than their school-aged counterparts.

It is imperative that our teachers’ hard work, compassion, and commitment are acknowledged.

It benefits the Vermont economy

We need to allow families to remain in the workforce if they choose.

Middle-income families with two children are paying up to 40% of their income on childcare.

High-quality affordable care gives families the peace of mind to pursue their professions, bolstering our state economy.