Grantees: Early Childhood Education

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Lincoln Cooperative Preschool

Lincoln Cooperative Preschool

STEAM Learning is a consistent area of focus in our preschool. Our program engages preschoolers through a combination of books, music, art, and hands-on exploration to introduce complex topics. The combination of high quality hands-on learning materials with multiple avenues of learning has made our program highly successful. The grant funds would help us acquire updated toys/materials that will be used by the students daily.

Pine Forest Children's Center

Pine Forest Children's Center

For the last 30 years we have been innovative while upholding traditions and we are looking to create a sustainable future for the next 30+ years. PFCC is a multi-faceted community that fosters courage, integrity, responsibility and the joy of discovery in children and adults. We aim to be diverse and inclusive, ensuring that all feel safe, valued and honored.  We view families as the experts on their own child, and ourselves as the experts on early education. Our curriculum reflects the best research in early childhood development and is emergent and play-based, allowing children to guide their own learning through open ended activities. 

Stepping Stones Preschool

Stepping Stone Preschool

Stepping Stones Preschool is expanding its preschool program to include an infant/toddler classroom which will open Fall 2019.  This new, early education program will welcome nine children ages birth to 3 years old to our licensed, 5 STAR center. We create an environment where children are safe, well supervised, nurtured and stimulated with rich language, sights, sounds, and engaging learning experiences led by a team of trained, accredited professionals.  A grant from VT Children's Trust will help us purchase materials to enrich our classroom with developmentally appropriate play, gross motor, fine motor, and quiet time toys and equipment. 

Winooski Family Center/Howard Center

Through weekly playgroups, parent workshops and summer community based activities, the Winooski Family Center will offer caregivers and children, birth through five years of age the opportunity to participate in learning activities that are child-centered, developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive.  While drawing from the Early Multi-Tiered System of Support’s (Pyramid Model) Positive Solutions for Families evidence based practice model, the facilitator will offer a curriculum to support parental resilience and social connections as well as Strengthening Families Protective Factors to increase family stability and children’s ability to learn.