The Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development (WPC) provides inclusive education and family support to promote the success of children and families. Research shows that solid social, emotional and intellectual foundations established in the first five years of life make significant differences in individuals improved educational success, physical and mental health and future financial stability, all of which contribute to the well-being of our whole community. Our bold, deeply collaborative approach and our willingness to step outside the traditional “lane” as an early childhood program has fostered our growth over 50 years into an essential organization providing leadership to the early childhood system in Southern Vermont and statewide.
We foster child and family development through two primary programs: our NAEYC accredited 5 STAR Early Learning Center and Community Based Services for families and early care and learning programs which include Children’s Integrated Services, Family Supportive Housing; and Child Care Support Services.
The Prouty Center understands we cannot “go it alone.” Successful support of children and families requires working collaboratively across sectors- housing, health and social services, government- continually learning from each other. We are committed to investing the time and resources necessary to work with our community partners and families to ensure that every child has access to the tools they need to thrive.
Some of the resources we have to invest come from our fundraising actives. Community donations assure access to enrichment programs like the Early Learning Express bookmobile, provide scholarships to our early learning center, and help to attract and retain our gifted and experienced program staff.
Supporting the Prouty Center, whether through donations or attending our annual fundraising events, is an opportunity for you to join us to make a difference in the lives of so many young children and families in our community.
Thanks for your support!