Grantees: Early Childhood Education

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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.

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.

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.

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.