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 […]

Meeting with Bernie!

Debra Gass, EES Executive Director (second from right) joined other Parent-Child Center Directors from across the state to meet with Bernie Sanders, US Senator to discuss highlights from the field of Early Care and Education and Family Development at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington yesterday (9/20/2018).

First Day of School!

EES celebrated the first day of school last week! Our new school year has officially begun! On the days before the start of this new school year, our sites held Open Houses at each center for the children and their families to get to know their new classrooms and teachers. Our teachers worked hard to prepare […]

Pre-Service Training!

EES staff have finished their first week of Pre-service training and we are halfway through the second! We started with a kick-off Staff Retreat on Monday, August 20th at Alyson’s Orchard in Walpole, NH. with two dynamic workshops: “Gender is On the Agenda!” with Kari Smith and “The Multi-Generational Workplace” with Karen Blumberg and Jennifer […]

Congratulations Joe!

We are excited to share with all of you that Joe LeClair, one of our EES dads, was recently contacted by the people at the HGTV show “Treehouse Masters”! The show’s producers would like Joe and his construction company to appear on the show from August 13-29 in Newfane, Vermont.  Joe has two boys enrolled […]

Seeds with Chris Ellis!

Westminster Head Start Classroom 2 sure did have a great time learning all about seeds, and different foods with seeds. Our Nutritionist Chris Ellis came and did a wonderful presentation. We all enjoyed tasting all of the yummy things like avocado, snap peas, string beans, peppers, beets and sun flower seeds.   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” […]

End of the Year Celebrations!

Our Westminster and Canal Street sites celebrated the end of another school year and the beginning of summer with snacks, songs, certificates, and stickers. Families also came to the sites to join the little ones in celebrating their growth and transition! We would like to give a big thank you to all the families that came […]

EES at the Strolling of the Heifers!

On Saturday, June 2, families and staff represented EES in the wildly popular Strolling of the Heifers parade in downtown Brattleboro. The Strolling of the Heifers, which began in 2002 as a small parade and festival that celebrated farmers and local food producers, is now a world famous parade, expo and street festival which draws […]