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.

Why wages matter in child care

Commentary by Chloe Learey, Executive Director, published in the Brattleboro Reformer, June 8, 2018

Child care is a unique piece of the economic development puzzle because it impacts both the current and future workforce. The availability of high quality, affordable child care makes it possible for people to choose to work. And, it supports the optimal development of the children who will be working someday. Part of the investment we need to make is in the people who provide the service. Early education teachers are a linchpin to making this system
work.

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Child Care Counts seeking information from Windham County employers and working parents/caregivers

Child Care Counts is a task force dedicated to stabilizing and increasing the number of available slots for high quality child care in Windham County. Recognizing that access to child care is a critical economic and workforce development issue, we seek to engage a broad range of partners invested in the issue. We are seeking input from our community members on their experiences as a employers, employees and caregivers. Answers will assist the task force to prioritize our work in the coming months. Please take a few minutes to complete the following surveys that apply to you:

I am a working parent/caregiver

I am an employer