Staff Retreat to Lake Morey!

After a busy first week of Pre-Service trainings, our staff took a day to retreat together to the beautiful Lake Morey Resort. Here we met to discuss the roll-out of our new Staff Wellness plan and take part in several engaging team building activities provided by the High 5 Adventure Learning Center. For the rest […]

Back to School Training!

Before bringing in the children for another year of the education that will prepare them for Kindergarten and beyond, our staff undergoes a two-week training period to refine our skills. Our Pre-Service weeks were packed with training sessions covering all manner of topics in emergency preparedness, safety, health and nutrition among other subjects.  Included in […]

District Opening Day Remarks!

This morning was District Day for the Windham Southeast School District, in which educators from all of our schools in the district gathered together to welcome a new school year. We had the pleasure of hearing many moving and motivating speeches at the assembly, and wanted to share one from Coretta Bliss, Lead Teacher in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]