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Free Meals for Kids & Teens All Summer

Free and nutritious meals will be available to youth 18 and younger at over 15 sites throughout Windham County this summer through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. The  program is designed to ensure that children who rely on free meals during the school year continue to have adequate nutrition throughout the summer. There is – Read More

Child Care Licensing In Person Training Opportunities

Family Child Care Providers (FCCH) and licensees of Center Based Child Care and Preschool Programs (CBCCPP) are required to attend a training on the new regulations. The title of the training that meets this requirement is “Here We Go: New CBCCPP/FCCH Licensing Rules.” If you have taken the online version and completed successfully, you do – Read More

Program Spotlight: Wonder in the Woods

Nature-based Program Opens on Grounds of Green Mountain Camp Many local families know Billie Slade as the Director of Green Mountain Camp in Dummerston. She moved to Vermont to run the camp in 2012 from Wisconsin, where she owned a licensed and accredited family child care home called Heart n’ Home in Milwaukee for 30 – Read More

3SquaresVT Conference by Hunger Free Vermont

Hunger Free Vermont invites you to attend the Spring 2017 3SquaresVT Conference in your region Deadline to register is May 23rd. –New this year is a special workshop track designed especially for childcare providers, school counselors, school social workers, school staff who process school meal applications, school meal program managers and directors, school nurses, and – Read More

Preschool to Kindergarten Transition Tea

The WSESU Preschool to Kindergarten Transition Tea is on May 16 from 4:00-6:00 at the Green Street School. The purpose of the tea is to share information about children who are leaving your programs to enter a WSESU kindergarten. This is the 10th year of the Transition Tea and it helps support good transitions to kindergarten. – Read More

2017 Seventh Generation Foundation Toxin Free Kids Grants Available

SEVENTH GENERATION is a Vermont company. Their mission is to inspire a consumer revolution that nurtures the health of the next seven generations. For more than 27 years they’ve been formulating plant-based products that are safe and that work. They established the SEVENTH GENERATION FOUNDATION to focus on stewarding social and environmental progress in the communities where – Read More

New Research Suggests Potential Health Risks of Artificial Turf

What is Artificial Turf? Artificial turf or ‘synthetic turf’ is made of: plastic blades of grass, backing material to hold the blades, and infill (shredded recycled tires or tire crumbs that help support the blades). Tire crumbs are estimated to be about 90% of the weight of the fields, thus it makes up the vast – Read More