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.

4th Annual Par for the Cause set for March 3 & 4

Join us on for an evening of great food and friendly competition at our fourth annual mini-golf classic on March 3rd and again for an afternoon of family-fun on Sunday March 4th. Click here to learn more about the event and get your tickets.

Family Matters: Why business should care about early childhood, Part II

Commentary by Executive Director Chloe Learey; Published in Brattleboro Reformer, Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Child care offers a two-generational strategy for economic development by making it possible in the short term for people with young children to enter the workforce and by building our future workforce for the long-term.

If we want to attract a younger workforce, a demographic in prime childbearing and rearing years, we cannot afford to ignore the issues of access to high quality, affordable child care. If we want our children to have the skills they need to be our future leaders we cannot ignore child care. Understanding this value proposition leads to next steps of identifying initiatives at the company and community level to support the investment.

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