Early Education Initiative (EEI)

Early Education Initiative

Through this initiative the state of Vermont grants funds to communities to support children to be successful in preschool, particularly children at risk. These grant funds are used to support a consultation and coaching service in collaboration with the Winston Prouty Center and Windham Southeast Supervisory Union. These services are provided by an Inclusion Facilitator.

What is an Inclusion Facilitator?

An Inclusion Facilitator is an early childhood professional who supports the growth and development of children ages 3 to 5 who are at risk of not succeeding in preschool or child care. Sometimes an Inclusion Facilitator supports a child directly, and sometimes supports the teachers to strengthen classroom practices. An inclusion facilitator strives to ensure that all children have access, participation, and support to succeed in their early childhood setting.

Why work with an Inclusion Facilitator?

Children with a strong foundation in early learning and social emotional development do better in school, have friends, and can make the most of enriching play experiences. Yet some children need support to be successful even though they do not qualify for services like special education (EEE). The Inclusion Facilitator has no income or eligibility requirements and the services are free.

How can I get the Inclusion Facilitator to work with my program?

Services are provided in early childhood programs throughout the WSESU towns (Brattleboro, Guilford, Dummerston, Putney, and Vernon) in pre-k, preschool and child care settings, including home-based programs.

If a parent or teacher has concerns about a child, they simply call the Inclusion Facilitator by contacting her to make a referral. Parental permission is required in order to do any work with or about a child.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact Brandy Levesque, Inclusion Facilitator:

Phone: 802.257.2101 ext. 31
E-mail: brandy@winstonprouty.org