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Orleans & No. Essex

Regional Contact

Linda Michniewicz

Regional Coordinator, Caledonia & S. Essex and Orleans & N. Essex

Upcoming Council Meetings

Orleans & No. Essex Regional Council Meeting

April 6 at 1:00 pm |Goodrich Memorial Library , Newport , VT

Orleans & No. Essex Regional Council Meeting

March 2 at 1:00 pm |Goodrich Memorial Library , Newport , VT

Orleans & No. Essex Regional Council Meeting

February 3 at 1:00 pm |Goodrich Memorial Library , Newport , VT

Regional Action Plan

The Regional Action Plan acts as a blueprint for how the Council serves local children and families.


Stories From Orleans and Northern Essex


March 13, 2020

Community Playgroups Increase Social Connections

Orleans and Northern Essex counties are known for beautiful unspoiled landscapes, and remote, sparsely populated communities.  For families with young children, making social connections can be challenging.  In several communities in Orleans and Northern Essex counties, community playgroups are being offered at a variety of venues, but with similar goals-to increase social connections by providing […]

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November 8, 2019

Supporting Orleans Kids and Families through Creative Head Start Collaboration

In the small town of Barton, Vermont exists a model preschool program that not many outside of Orleans County know about.  The Central Orleans Family Education Center (COFEC) is a preschool collaboration between the Orleans Central Supervisory Union (OCSU) and the Northeast Kingdom Head Start/Early Head Start Program.  It is the result of a vision […]

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July 2, 2019

North Country Career Center Launches “Step Up To Childcare”

The North Country Career Center(NCCC) in Newport, in partnership with Northern Lights at CCV and Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS), recently launched a new program, “Step Up To Childcare”, an innovative project designed to address the skilled labor shortage in the childcare profession and pair childcare centers with potential teachers through a paid internship.  The […]

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Regional HAVYC&F Profile

The Regional Profile for the Orleans and Northern Essex Region highlights the priorities of the Regional Council, and data and conditions for children in the area.


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