Grantees: Early Childhood Education

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Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)

Early Education Opportunities for Children in COTS Shelters

Homeless parents will become more knowledgeable of high quality early education and enrichment options and will access child care and preschool for their children.  This will help prepare homeless children ages 0-5 for school and be kindergarten ready.

Family Center of Washington County

Community Playgroups Expansion

This grant will continue and expand playgroups by holding them all year long and add more guest speakers and special events.

Family Center of Washington County

CIS-Early Intervention of Washington County

The first five years are years of the greatest growth and the greatest vulnerability. Playgroups promote social skills, key to preventing school failure, and increase parental support, reducing isolation. We will expand our early intervention program by hosting an integrated birth to five playgroup at the Family Center. The playgroup will be staffed by early educators and other specialists so parents can ask questions about development in an informal setting. This ensures that developmental challenges are addressed early-on, preventing school failure. It will give additional support to children with diagnosed disabilities and their parents, strengthening learning and community connections.

Greater Burlington YMCA

Y Early Learning Readiness

This funding will support the Y Early Learning Readiness Program, an evidence-based early learning support program for underserved or economically-disadvantaged children and their at-home caregivers.

Milton Town School District

This program will implement a standardized, comprehensive and replicable technology program into preschools which is intended to provide teachers and center staff with the necessary skills to help students develop strong social and comprehension skills.

St. Johnsbury School District

Aligned Social Emotional Curriculum

This program is designed to strengthen the social-emotional development of their students by acquiring/developing/providing aligned curriculum in all St. Johnsbury's qualified PreK centers.

Vermont Community Foundation - Vermont Community Preschool Collaborative

The Vermont Community Preschool Collaborative provides support & resources that allow Vermont communities to establish, strengthen and sustain high quality preschool experiences for 3 and 4 year olds that qualify of public education funding and ensures collaborative planning and design making involving families with young children, the public schools, child care providers and other early education services providers.

VT Association for Blind & Visually Impaired (VABVI) No. 9

Infant/Toddler Training Program

VABVI's staff intervenes as soon as a visual impairment is detected so children can learn alongside peers and keep up physically, socially and academically.

Windham Child Care Association

Farm to Preschool

The Farm To Preschool program goal is to increase the quality of child care in Windham County by integrating gardens, fresh foods and curriculum related to nutrition into child care programs.

Winooski Family Center

Preschool Family Involvement

This grant will provide parent education and individualized support opporunities with the goal of increasing parental involvement in their child's education, thus improving Kindergarten Readiness.