EVENTS



Turrell Fund Day for Children

08:30 | Registration and Networking. Light Breakfast Music by Sebastiaan West and Alexander Allison of Young Tradition Vermont

08:55 | Call to Order — Steve Adubato, President, Caucus Educational Corporation

09:00 | Welcome — Mark Sustic and Elizabeth Christie, Turrell Fund Trustees; Kim Keiser, Turrell Fund Executive

09:10 | Celebrating The Reverend Bill Gannon — Curt Fields, President & CEO, Turrell Fund

09:20 | Today’s Inspiration — The Reverend Bill Gannon, Turrell Fund Trustee

09:25 | Let’s Grow Kids Update — Aly Richards, CEO, Let’s Grow Kids

09:35 | State of Vermont’s Children — Governor Phil Scott

10:00 | The Simple Interactions of LOVE in Early Childhood — Dr. Junlei Li, Senior Fellow of the Fred Rogers Institute, Faculty of Harvard Graduate School of Education

10:45 | Break

11:00 | Stories from the Field — Storytellers share how love and kindness nourish young children’s early development.

11:40 | Burlington Early Learning Initiative Update — Mayor Miro Weinberger

11:45 | Landon Awards Presentation — Kim Keiser, Turrell Fund Executive; Mark Sustic, and Elizabeth Christie, Turrell Fund Trustees

12:00 | Reflecting on the Morning — Eddie Gale, Program Director, A.D. Henderson Foundation

12:15 | Lunch and Networking

1:30 | Electives

  • • Helping the Helpers (West Hall, Main Room)
  • • Why Aristotle Matters in Early Childhood (Brick Room)
  • • Cultivating Joy & Wonder, Shelburne Farms Tour (Courtyard)
  • • Loving Each Other into New Possibilities (East Hall)

2:45 | Reception and Networking — Music by Sebastiaan West and Alexander Allison of Young Tradition Vermont

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