History

Child Care Resource is a nonprofit organization serving Chittenden County families since 1984. Originally called Child Care Resource & Referral, we were founded as the result of a United Way Task Force study on child care needs. At that time, nationally and in Vermont, women were entering the work force in large numbers.

With parents at work, children need programs that  provide nurturing care and learning opportunities. Families need help finding programs, including after-school care and summer camps. Employers recognize that it is in their interest to assist employees with their child care needs.

Since 1984 we have helped more than 42,000 families find child care and supported over 13,000,000 nutritious meals served to children in child care. In the last 14 years alone, since 2000, we have advanced the professional development of 5,663 educators. Today there are over 7,000 children enrolled in some form of early care and education or after-school program in Chittenden County.

What We Do Today

Child Care Resource continues to provide our core services for parents – helping them find child care and helping them access financial subsidies. We are behind the scenes in child care everyday helping providers develop knowledge and skills and helping them access resources all to support the children in their care. Child Care Resource provides critical information to decision-makers such as community planners, legislators, school administrators, and human resource managers interested in addressing systemic community child care needs and challenges.  By tracking trends in child care supply and demand and keeping abreast of new approaches, we help communities create solutions that increase access, quality, and sustainability.   Our current programs include::

CCFAP – Child Care Financial Assistance Program;

Referral – locating qualified child care for families;

SCC – Specialized Childcare as part of Children’s Integrated Services in Chittenden County;

ECBC – Early Childhood Business Collaborative;

First Steps Burlington – financially assisting Burlington families using child care;

Child Care Consultation & Training.

 

Need help finding the best care for your child? Call a Referral Specialist today! 802.863.3367