Serving Washington County

The Family Center of Washington County fosters the positive growth and development of young children and their families.

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For Children

Children are our most valuable resource. What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.

Child Services

For Youth

Increasing the active participation and partnership with young people, to better serve them.

Youth Services

For Families

Each family has strengths and can take a primary role in its own development.

Family Services

What We Do

For Children

Child development is a process that involves learning and mastering skills like sitting, walking, talking, skipping, and tying shoes.

For Youth

Positive youth development services engage young people in intentional, productive, and constructive ways, while recognizing and enhancing their strengths.

For Families

All families should have access to economic and parenting supports to ensure all children have nurturing and stable relationships with caring adults.

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Strengthening Families is a program designed to assist families who have an open DCF case to decrease risk factors and prevent children from entering state custody. Historically – without Strengthening Families – 30% of children with open family support cases come into state custody. In the first 18 months, the Strengthening Families Sites experienced 7% to 12% of children with open cases coming into custody, a substantial increase for the safety of children.

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Every year, Vermont saves $2,131,041 when each of Vermont’s 15 Parent Child Centers prevents:

  • One woman from entering a correctional facility;
  • One teen pregnancy resulting in birth;
  • One child from needing foster care placement; and
  • One mother and child from requiring public assistance.
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3,995 individuals served in Central Vermont from July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

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Child Care Resource Development Specialist

Visit and support child care providers in our region by providing resources and technical assistance, including early care professional development and group trainings. Support persons in the process of becoming registered child care providers. Be a collaborator and partner with the regional network child care provider group leaders. To qualify, you will at a minimum a bachelor’s degree in human services, early childhood, elementary education or related field and knowledge of child development and experience facilitating adult learning and professional development. 30-35 hours per week. Please email resume, cover letter, and three references to our CIS Community Outreach Manager Shane Oakes at jobs@fcwcvt.org by June 11, 2015.
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Patrick Tibbetts brought his #48 Thunder Road Race Car to the Family Center today to show the children. The children were excited to sit inside the car, with some proclaiming they want to be race car ...

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Patrick Tibbetts brought his #48 Thunder Road Race Car to the Family Center today to show the children. The children were excited to sit inside the car, with some proclaiming they want to be race car drivers when they grow up. Patrick had help from Kyle Chapin, a member of his pit crew.

On Thursday, May 21, Patrick Tibbetts is bringing his #48 Thunder Road Race Car to the Family Center Early Childhood Building for the children to check out around 10 a.m. It will be an exciting morning for everyone! The date has been moved from Wednesday due to the weather. ... See MoreSee Less

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Family Center of Washington County VermontHere's a picture of Patrick's car.3 days ago

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Sat 23

No Saturday Morning Playgroup Today

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Tue 26

Barre City Playgroup

May 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am