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 […]

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 […]