Transforming Lives

We help people transform their lives with Whole Family services delivered through a unique and dynamic community framework of integrated programming.

Our Whole Family approach aims to…

Support Vital Programs

Our future 2Gen site will offer inter-generational support services, educational programs for children and parents, community events, recovery meetings, daily free breakfast and other meals, and support for wellness and nutrition.

Build Community

Our upcoming Chaplin Campus will serve as a human town square for families and staff to meet and build community together, maximizing opportunities for relationship-building at every level.

Mitigate Impacts

The Chaplin Campus will help mitigate the impacts of poverty, adverse childhood experiences, drug addiction, mental health challenges and other issues on the larger community, creating new opportunities to help families thrive in Rutland County.

Average monthly statistics for our programs

Total touchpoints
Child Integrated Services families
Child Integrated Services children
Early Childhood Education meals
Total Program Participants

Our Approach

“Daycare for poor people” is a phrase that has been used to capture a common misconception people can have about RCPCC and what we do. If you think about it, the statement implies that poor parents need a place for their kids to be while the parents are somewhere else, staying poor. That’s not what we do.

The Rutland County Parent Child Center helps people transform their lives with Whole Family services delivered through a unique and dynamic community framework of integrated programming.

The life’s blood of our programs is our belief that the strongest sign of community health is the extent to which everyone feels valued. We emphasize strong interpersonal relationships with a firm foundation in trust.

Our Beliefs

We believe that, despite the benefits to children of high-quality early education programs, lack of support to parents perpetuates intergenerational poverty. RCPCC’s 2Gen Whole Family approach provides families with wrap-around services in the following areas: education; employment; case management, service navigation and coordination; family support; housing, financial and transportation support; food security; childcare; early intervention, home visitation, and trauma-informed care.

With our families, we co-create social capital, education, health and economic options, serving 1500 Rutland County residents per year through our programs. Find our more about our guiding principles of Innovation, Partnering, Learning, Support, and Community.

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Catch a Rising Star

Meet Ashleah Fitzgerald – one of our up and coming early childhood educators. Ashleah’s very special to us, because she grew into her new role after getting her high school diploma through our Learning Together program. In this short video, Ashleah discusses her aspirations for a career in social work and how RCPCC’s approach helped support and accelerate their fulfillment; how challenges she faced growing up and her family background inform how she connects with young parents and children in our programs; the key ingredients for success in our programming; and her excitement about the advantages that will come from working at One PCC Place.

For Employers

Rutland County Parent-Child Center partners with local employers to offer valuable benefits to their employees. You can make employment with your business or organization more attractive by assisting your employees in obtaining childcare and other supportive services.

Our Latest News

Summer Progamming!

Limited spaces still available! School-age Summer Programming with extended hours Monday thru Friday – Give your kid(s) the best this summer! Saplings Summer Extended Care

We’re over the top!

Rutland Parent Child Center wins $1.5 million to renovate ‘2Gen’ center Get excited! We have secured all funding necessary to complete our new campus! All our gratitude to USDA Rural Development staff, whose steadfast belief, shared vision and support made this possible.

VT Digger on our newest project!

VT Digger produced a great article on our new pilot project! It’s hard for families to navigate the human services system, so we are trying to make it easier. Hit the link and learn about our new pilot project. Read about it here. We are partnering with the Sunrise Center and […]

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Upcoming Events

Dino Dig in Brandon

Dino Dig in Brandon

Brandon Early Childhood Center, 34 Faivre Center
Brandon, VT 05733 United States
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Come join us for a DINO-mite day of digging for fossils, dinosaur activities for all ages, jurassic snacks, live music and much more! The event is free for all families, with lots of fun take home activities. Tours of the facility available throughout the day. Come see how RCPCC is […]

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16 October 2021
Halloween Parade 2021

Halloween Parade 2021

The Annual Rutland Halloween Parade is coming up fast. Saturday evening, October 30, 2021. Please join us if you would like walk and have lots of fun participating in the parade. Our theme this year is "Dino-Sourcing All Your Family Needs"  Please feel creative to create your own unique dinosaur […]

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30 October 2021