Serving Families Since 1969

The Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development provides inclusive education and family support to promote the success of children and families.

The Center is comprised of the Early Learning Center and Community Based Services, which includes Children’s Integrated Services, Family Supportive Housing, and Child Care Support Services.

Children’s Integrated Services (CIS) is the state of Vermont’s program for providing support to young children (0 to 6) and their families. CIS includes Early Intervention, Family Support, Early Childhood Family Mental Health (with HCRS) and Nursing.

Child Care Support Services includes the Child Care Referral, Child Care Financial Assistance, and the Child and Adult Care Food Programs, as well as the Early Learning Express Bookmobile.

Family Supportive Housing (FSH) is a program that helps families with young children who are homeless find and maintain housing.

The Early Learning Center offers early care and education for children age 6 weeks through 5 years. It is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and maintains a 5 STAR rating by the State of Vermont’s STep Ahead Recognition System.

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Your financial support is critical for us to continue to be able to be creative and responsive to the needs of families and young children. Thank you for helping make our community a place which provides a strong foundation for everyone to succeed.

Family Matters: Why business should care about early childhood

Commentary by Executive Director Chloe Learey; Published in Brattleboro Reformer, January 3, 2018

Because your ability to hire excellent employees, both now and in the future, depend on it.

Because your local, regional and state economy will be stronger for it.

The case for investing in our youngest citizens has been made over and over, through research like that of James Heckman, which demonstrates that for every dollar invested in child development there is a 13% return on investment over time (heckmanequation.org), or Timothy Bartik’s research which shows

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