The Winston Prouty Center supports family child care providers and licensed child care center teachers and directors by sponsoring a calendar of professional development training and administering the United Way Fund for Quality Early Education.

Professional Development Calendar

With a grant through Vermont Birth to Five (VB5), the Winston Prouty Center will offer a number of professional development trainings in the fall of 2017.

To print a PDF of the calendar, CLICK HERE.

To register for a course, click the title below:

Overcoming Barriers to Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse Thursday 9/7 Free 6:00-9:00
Garden Club Wednesday & Thursday 9/13, 10/3 Free 6:00–8:00
Understanding Sexual Behavior of Children Thursday 9/14 Free 6:00-8:00
Emergency Preparedness Wednesday 9/20 Free 6:00-9:00
Fundamentals Thursdays & Saturdays 9/21-12/14 $75 6:00-9:00
Touchpoints – Fridays Fridays  9/22, 10/13, 11/17 $50 9:00-3:30
Touchpoints – Saturdays Saturdays  9/23, 10/14, 11/18 $50 9:00-3:30
Serving Healthy Meals on A Budget Wednesday 10/18 Free 6:00-8:00
Navigating BFIS Tuesday 10/24 Free 6:00-8:00
Supporting Social Competence  in Young Children Wednesday & Tuesday 11/1, 12/5 Free 6:00-8:00
Strengthening Communication Between Schools & Families Tuesday 11/7 Free 6:00-9:00
Approaching Difficult Conversations with Families Monday 11/13 $10 6:00-8:00
Family Child Care Business: Setting Your Rates Wednesday 11/29 Free 6:00-8:00

For more information, please contact Tonya Kangas, CIS Child Care Coordinator at (802) 257-7852 ext 312 /


United Way Fund for Quality Early Education

In partnership with the United Way of Windham County, Winston Prouty awards grants to early educators for professional development and program enrichment.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are viewed soon after the quarterly deadline:

  • August 15 – First Quarter
  • November 15 – Second Quarter
  • February 15 – Third Quarter
  • May 15 – Fourth Quarter

Unless we are told otherwise, applications received after each deadline will be held to be considered in the next quarter.  We will strive to notify applicants of the committee’s decisions within 30 days of the quarterly deadlines.

If you are interested in applying for a United Way Fund grant, below are PDFs of the application materials. Please remember to include the required supporting documents. Application will not be considered unless paperwork is submitted in full.

If you have any questions, contact Margaret Atkinson at (802) 257-7852 ext. 307 or by email at