Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.
This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 14 counties in the state of Vermont. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.
Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.
Head Start provides services to children 3-5 years of age, including children with disabilities. the services are designed to meet a child's developmental needs. Children attend Monday through Friday. We provide full day/full year programs as well as half day programming to meet a family's need. Breakfast and lunch are included in both programs. Half day programs end at 12:30 while full day programs are open until 4:30 each day.
CVCAC's Head Start provides early education and child care services to pregnant women and families with children aged birth to five years. Pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers (ages birth to three) are served through Early Head Start.
Head Start/Early Head Start currently offers four program options for families:
Full day, full year settings: Children attend a classroom setting five days each week, full day/year round. This allows parents the opportunity to work and/or complete their education.
Part day/Part year center-based settings: Children generally attend a classroom four or five part day sessions each week from September through May.
Early Head Start home-based program: A home visitor goes to the family's home each week working with parents to provide learning experiences for their children. Infant and toddler playgroups are offered for the community.
Family Child Care Partnership: Local family childcare providers offer Head Start services in the community. A teacher visits the provider' home three time a month, year round, to partner in providing quality care and early education. Parents also receive home
About Our Services Significant positive changes in the lives of young children happen only when they and their families receive an array of services and opportunities that are individualized, strength-based and multi-faceted. Rutland County Head Start services are designed to address the many challenges faced by low-income families.
Bennington County Head Start gives preschool children and their families the right building blocks for learning, parenting, and life.
Head Start and Early Head Start are federally-funded, national child and family development programs which provide comprehensive services for pregnant women, children from birth to age five, and their families. Services for children promote school readiness, and include early education, health, nutrition, mental health, and services for children with special needs. Services for parents promote family engagement, and include parent leadership and social service supports. Champlain Valley Head Start offers center-based and home-based services to eligible families in various locations throughout Franklin, Grand Isle, Chittenden and Addison Counties. Please click here for a list of locations and schedules.