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.

Child Care Counts: Coalition to united multiple interests

Chris Mays, Brattleboro Reformer, July 2, 2018

Just as suspected, the Child Care Counts Coalition found the industry of its namesake and economic development progress are forever tied, and more needs to be done to make their relationship more symbiotic. “Everyone in life makes their choices but there are things we can do locally and Vermont can do as a state to be more welcoming to families,” said Margaret Atkinson, director of development and community relations at the Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development. “And that’s going to create a better economy.”

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