Landon Innovation Awards

Landon Awards are granted to early childhood innovators with big ideas to help create a stronger early childhood system and help ensure the well-being of Vermont’s youngest children. These awards are focused on work being done within the scope of topics in the Early Learning & Development Exchange.

The 2021 S. Whitney Landon Awards were focused on topics that are being addressed in Turrell Fund’s Early Learning & Development Exchange initiative: Climate Change; More Than Hope (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion); and the Scope of Early Learning & Development.

A total of $30,000 in unrestricted grants was awarded.

2021 S. Whitney Landon Award Recipients:

  • Addison County Parent Child Center, Middlebury, VT
  • Northshire Day School, Manchester, VT
  • The Children’s Room, Waterbury, VT
  • Mary Johnson’s Children’s Center, Middlebury, VT
  • Burlington Children’s Space, Burlington, VT
  • Vermont Humanities Council, Montpelier, VT
  • Early Care and Learning Partnership, Vergennes, VT
  • Turtle Island Children’s Center, Montpelier, VT
  • Natural Wonders Childcare, Northfield, VT
  • Ascension Child Care, Shelburne, VT
  • Thickets, Montpelier, VT
  • Nature’s Ninxs Pre-K, Adamant, VT
  • Essex Westford School District, Essex Junction, VT