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 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

For our future leaders, look to the ‘march for our lives’

Commentary by Chloe Learey, Executive Director, published in the VT Digger, April 18, 2018

Regardless of where you fall on the political continuum as it relates to the issue of gun control or gun rights, witnessing high schoolers from coast to coast demonstrating leadership on these thorny issues offers a great opportunity to consider where and how leadership skills emerge.I am a working parent/caregiver

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