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Resource LinksChild Care in Windham County and Vermont
Windham Child Care Association was founded in 1981 as the first child care resource and referral agency. For 26 years, Windham Child Care Association's mission has been to improve the lives of children and families in Windham County, Vermont, by assuring access to high-quality, economically viable child care. They are also advocates for improvements in the early care and education system.
Vermont DCF CDD This link will lead you to the Child Development Division page of Vermont's Department of Children and Families website. Here you can find licensing regulations and statutes for Vermont Early Childhood programs, information about child development, and other information supporting children and families. You can also call 800-649-2642 for information.
This document, Inclusion and Exclusion of Ill Children in Child Care, details the guidelines for signs and symptoms related to illness and contagious diseases and how to determine if a child should be present at school.
VACCRRA, the Vermont Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, represents 12 child care resource and referral agencies throughout Vermont. These agencies provide parents with information about child care providers, community resources and subsidy availability.Early Childhood Education
Building Bright Futures is an innovative public-private partnership that coordinates and oversees Vermont's early childhood care, health and education system. It is comprised of private sector providers, families, business leaders, community members, and state government decision-makers.
Early Education Services (EES) offers information on programs and resources in the community that provide support for families and children.
Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) is an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's largest membership organization for early childhood professionals.
Kids are Priority One is a statewide coalition of organizations, businesses, and individuals who are committed to ensuring that Vermont's children get the best possible start.For Parents and Families
Vermont Family Network is a statewide organization that helps families with children who have special needs find support from other families, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the communities in which they live.
Parent Express is a locally owned and operated community-based newspaper serving Windham County, VT and Cheshire County, NH. Parent Express was designed especially for local parents and families.
The mission of Kids Playce is to foster positive adult-child interactions and to expand children's horizons through interactive exhibits and displays. 20 Elliot Street in Brattleboro; 802-254-5212.
Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition aims to develop and implement a comprehensive community effort resulting in the ongoing prevention and reduction of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse in the Windham Southeast area. Their website contains lots of useful information relating to drug and alcohol use and abuse. 802-257-1100, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.Community Services
Vermont 2-1-1 is a confidential service, serving people all over Vermont. Vermont 2-1-1 was launched so that all Vermont residents now have easy access to the community information and resources they need to maintain and improve their health and well being. Vermont 2-1-1 effectively links callers with available community services including, specialized information services such as elder information and assistance, child care resource and referral, disability information lines, lawyer referral services, and reference librarians for specialized assistance.
The Vermont Agencies of Human Services screening tool is designed to help Vermonters find out about services that might help them and their families. This does not include information about health care coverage, which is through Green Mountain Care.
The Brattleboro Drop In Center is a low-income advocacy and services organization that provides day shelter services and case management for people who are homeless and at risk. 60 South Main Street in Brattleboro; 800-852-4286, 802-257-2005.
The Brattleboro Walk In Clinic provides primary medical and dental treatment to people with barriers to accessing medical care. 81 Belmont Avenue in Brattleboro; 802-257-6536.
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