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Early Headstart – Northeast Kingdom Community Action

Head Start programs provide education, health, nutrition, community and social services to low income children (ages 3-5) and their families. Parent partnership is a cornerstone of the programs. Full day, full year centers offer families who are in full-time employment or education/training programs five full classroom days per week, for 6-10 hours per day depending on the needs of the family. The philosophy of our full day, full year classrooms is founded on a play-based, child-centered curriculum, primary care giving, and multi-age programming with a strong family centered component. There are income guidelines. Call for more information. Gilman CFDP Center P.O. Box 231 Gilman, VT 05904 Phone: 802-892-5997 Fax: 802-892-5997 Lyndonville CFDP Center P.O. Box 837 Lyndonville, VT 05851 Phone: 802-626-8616 Fax: 802-626-8616 St. Johnsbury CFDP Center 115 Lincoln Street St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 Phone: 802-748-3201 Fax: 802-751-8790

Family Infant Toddler Program

Family Infant Toddler Program (FITP) is a family-centered system of early intervention services for children from birth up to the age of 3, who have or may have special health needs and/or delays in development. -Helps connect families with supports, service providers and community resources. -Provides a large number of direct services in natural settings (e.g., at home or childcare). The ultimate goal is to help and support children with medical and developmental delays to bring them near optimal developmental stage.

Northeast Kingdom Learning Services: 560 Railroad Street PO Box 368 St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 Contact January O’Donnell 802-748-6609 or 1-800-299-6609

Kingdom Child Care Connection at Umbrella Kingdom Child Care Connection (KCCC)provides access to affordable, quality child care through the child care subsidy program, resource development (training and mentoring) for child care providers, and child care referral services. Umbrella 1222 Main St., Ste. 301. St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 802-748-1992 or 800-916-8645

NEKCA Parent Child Center

A variety of supports and programs, including child care (3-5 years) and playgroups (0-5 years) are offered for young children and their families.

115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury Contact Jan Rossier, Director (802) 748-6040

Women, Infants, Children (WIC)

Women, Infants, Children (WIC) The Vermont Department of Health offers free food and nutrition counseling to eligible pregnant women and children up to 5 years old. For information call 802-748-5151