Head Start Heroes!

On Saturday, June 8th, EES returned to march in the Strolling of the Heifers parade for the second year in a row. This year’s parade theme was “Farmers are our Heroes,” and so we were invited to appear dressed in farmer or superhero attire. Chelsey Johns, the Lead Teacher in the Canal Street Hedgehogs classroom, […]

World Café Event 2019!

As you may know, our World Café Event is an annual opportunity for self-assessment of our agency’s strengths and challenges. All EES employees gather together with parents and community members to generate important feedback that ultimately informs our Strategic Plan. It is also a nice time to socialize with fellow staff that we may not […]

The Art of Head Start!

On the last day of April, the children of Westminster Head Start and Early Head Start put on their annual art exhibition! Children returned to the centers after school with parents in tow to show them several creations they have been working on in class while enjoying refreshments.  There was a wide selection of the […]

Family Fun Day 2019!

Families were in for a real treat when EES opened on Saturday, April 27 for its second annual Family Fun event. The event featured animals from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, interactive performances by the Annies, and several other activities that staff donated their time to provide for the children and their families to enjoy.  […]

CACFP Week!

Did you know that this week is CACFP Week? That’s the week where we celebrate the Child & Adult Care Food Programs, which fight hunger all across the country by providing delicious and nutritious foods to children in child care centers, homes, and afterschool as well as for adults in day care. This educational campaign […]

Thank You Jean!

Many of you know or have taken part in our Welcome Baby Program, which provides families with babies/young children with valuable information on child development, health and safety as well as connections to area resources. One of the program’s most recognizable features however is the signature berry hat that comes in the Welcome Baby bags that […]

Congratulations Lindsey!

Congratulations to Lindsey Slade for completing the Vermont Dept. of Labor Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship Program! Lindsey will now be promoted from Assistant Teacher to Teacher in the Meadowlark classroom on Birge Street. Over the past two years, Lindsey attended six college courses in early childhood education, and completed 4,000 documented hours of classroom […]

A Successful First Year!

EES and Brattleboro’s Oak Grove School successfully completed their first year as Pre-K partners! A blend of Head Start and community slots, the Pre-K program runs 5 days a week, 8:15-2:45. Students enjoy a play-based learning environment and are active in school-wide events. The Oak Grove Pre-K was included in our successful Head Start Federal […]

Fire Safety at WEHS!

Westminster Early Head Start had a special visitor today! A local firefighter and parent came to volunteer his time to show us his fire truck and the gear he needs for fires. We got to see him with all of his fire gear on so we know not to be scared when we see a […]

WHS at Green Mountain Orchards!

This autumn, Westminster Head Start went on a field trip to Green Mountain Orchards! In addition to picking apples, we enjoyed delicious apple doughnuts and cider and were treated to a hay ride through the orchard. Thank you Green Mountain Orchards for hosting us and special thanks as well to all of the parents and […]