Supporting Children and Families for 45 Years!

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 (CIS), the state of Vermont’s program for providing support to young children (0 to 6) and their families, Family Supportive Housing (FSH), a program to help families with young children who are homeless find and maintain housing, and Child Care Support Services.

The Early Learning Center offers early care and education for children age 6 weeks through 5 years. CIS includes Early Intervention, Family Support, Early Childhood Family Mental Health (with HCRS) and Nursing. Child Care Support Services includes Child Care Referral, Child Care Financial Assistance, The Early Learning Express Bookmobile and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.


naeycThe Early Learning Center is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.


starsThe Early Learning Center maintains a 5 Star rating by the State of Vermont’s Step Ahead Recognition System (STARS)




Recent News

Family Matters: Homelessness is a year-round issue.

Commentary by Executive Director Chloe Learey; Published in VTDigger, August 24, 2017

Read the article

Upcoming Events

Professional Development Calendar

Starts September 7th

United Way Day of Caring

Saturday, September 23rd

BCTV: Family Matters

Check out Family Matters, the Brattleboro Community Television program where we discuss topics of interest to families with young children.