What happens in early childhood lays the foundation for how children's brains develop, how they do at school, and how they interact with the world throughout their lives.
|Children's Integrated Services (CIS)
CIS offers early intervention, family support, and prevention services to help ensure the healthy development and well-being of children, pre-birth to age 5.
|Early Intervention Services
IDEA Part C provides early intervention services for infants and toddlers with special needs, from birth through age three and their families.
|Specialized Child Care
Quality child care and specific supports to children up to age 13.
|Specialized Child Care Handbook (pdf)|
|CHILD DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES|
|Child Development Basics (CDC)|
|Help Me Grow Vermont|
|Understanding Children's Developmental Stage (Child Welfare Information Gateway)|
|FAMILY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES|
|Vermont Respite Support Program
The Vermont Family Network (VFN) is offering grants for respite services. Respite provides short-term relief for parents or primary family caregivers. It is a preventive strategy that strengthens families, protects their health and well-being, and allows parents and/or caregivers to continue providing care at home. Please see the Program Flyer for additional information and how to apply.
|STATEWIDE PHONE LINE FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN|
|Dial 2-1-1 to connect with trained child development specialists who can answer your questions and connect you to resources and services in your community.|