No one can deny that 2020 has been a historic year filled with unique challenges.
What is also true is that your average toddler will have no memory of the events that have kept us close to home and glued to the news. What will stay with them are the effects these times may have had on their growth and development.
Eighty percent of the human brain develops in the first five years of life. Family stress caused by the pandemic, isolation, economic worries, lack of access to high quality childcare, mental health issues, homelessness and hunger all have enormous impacts on children’s mental and physical health.
Throughout this crisis the staff of the Winston Prouty Center has been working with hundreds of Windham County families to support their children’s learning and development.
Our programs for health, learning, social and emotional supports help to build a foundation of resilience that will see children and caregivers through current and future challenges.
A gift today assures that the Prouty Center will continue to help our children have what they need to succeed.
Thank you for joining us in this work.
Chloe Learey, Executive Director
Ann Allbee, Board President