Supplies Related to COVID-19 Needs for Child Care Programs

Access to supplies is important for child care programs that are open during the COVID-19 response period.

The supplies are prioritized for programs that are open or are opening in the summer, and have not received soap at the distribution sites at the beginning of June.

To request supplies:

  • Call or email the contact person below to arrange pick up of the supplies
  • You will need to provide the name of your program, the licensed capacity of your program, and your contact information
  • The individual will put together a predetermined package of supplies for your program and let you know when it is ready and how to pick it up
  • It make take a few days for the programs to get the package ready for you. Please do not drop in without an call or email and prior arrangement.
Contact List:

Robin Stromgren
Sunrise Family Resource Center
802-236-4069 or

Mike Courtemanche 
Early Education Services

There are two pick up sites in Burlington, please contact only one for your supplies.

Courtney Farrell

Josh Miller
The Janet S. Munt Family Room

Pick up site for Addison County providers only

Donna Bailey
Addison County Parent Child Center

Vikki Patterson
Milton Family Community Center
802-893-1457 or

Joann Jenkins
Family Center of Washington County
802-262-3292 ext 129 or

Wendy Chauvin
Lamoille Family Center

Amy Elliott or  Kristi Hatley
NEKCA/Parent Child Center North or

North Springfield
Ariel Rose
Springfield Area Parent Child Center
Note: Leave a message for Ariel with person that answers the phone, or on voicemail

Hannah Arias
The Family Place

Corissa Burnell
Rutland County Parent Child Center

St. Albans
Michelle Trayah
Parent Child Center of Northwestern Counseling & Support Services
(802) 393-9415  or

St. Johnsbury
Bobbie Lepine
NEKCA/Parent Child Center South
(802)487-4078 or

Karla Emery
Orange County Parent Child Center
802-685-2264 or

Optional Suppliers

The following list of resources is not a complete list, however it is opportunities the state is sharing. Any suppliers listed are for information only, this is not a complete list of suppliers, and no program is required to order from these suppliers:

Hand Sanitizer

Some Vermont distilleries are making hand sanitizer for those in need.  People can bring their own containers and refill them.  Here’s a list of all Vermont Distilleries: The ones participating in making hand sanitizer are notes as such in the list. 


Foley Distributing
Derek Fenhagen
Notes: Contact Derek to set up an account

FDA Warning

The FDA has issued a warning to not use certain types of hand sanitizers due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. Please lee the warning on the FDA website.

Cloth Facial Coverings

Vermont Emergency Management maintains information on businesses that sell cloth facial coverings and information on how to make your own. Information is available at


The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) has prioritized several groups as receiving a non contact infrared thermometers, child care programs are a group that are prioritized. The thermometers are coming in slowly and are being distributed by child care licensing staff as soon as they are available. Programs without a non contact infrared thermometer will be prioritized to receive one. We will reach out to you as thermometers become available.

Disposable Gloves

The Division is working to help child care programs to have access to disposable gloves. As we have more information we will send out more information.


Fastenal Industrial and Construction Supplies
Dennis Blaney
Notes: Only accepts orders in bulk

Foley Distributing
Derek Fenhagen
Notes: Contact Derek to set up an account

Cleaning supplies

We are working on access to cleaning supplies. We have explored several options that have not worked. We are still working on ways for child care providers to have access, and once we have information it will be sent out.  Programs can clean with a soap and water mixture, with no specific soap requirements.  A economical option for disinfecting programs can use is a bleach and water mixture.  Bleach is less expense and more readily available in stores.  Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for measuring and mixing the bleach and water solution.  Remember that a bleach and water mixture needs to be made fresh each day to maintain the effectiveness as a disinfectant.

Optional Suppliers:

Empire Janitorial
Contact: Brian Lovejoy Ph: 800-462-1212;
Notes: Delivers statewide with no minimum orders

MSC Industrial
Contact: Brad Palonen; Ph: 802-689-6101; 

Foley Distributing
Derek Fenhagen;
Notes: Contact Derek to set up an account

Contact Us

Steven Berbeco, Deputy Commissioner
Child Development Division (CDD)
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1040
Phone: (802) 241-3110 or 1-800-649-2642
Fax: (802) 241-0846

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