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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

1185
Total touchpoints
63
Child Integrated Services families
78
Child Integrated Services children
2097
Early Childhood Education meals
350
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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Supporter Spotlight

Let's Grow Kids

Brenda S Metzler
Let’s Grow Kids Community & Child Care Program Support Specialist

My work with Let’s Grow Kids (LGK) allows me to connect early educators with resources and empower them to realize their goals and better serve Vermont children and families. Through LGK’s Make Way For Kids grant and technical assistance program, Rutland County Parent Child Center (RCPCC) received funds to expand its infant and toddler program at the Chaplin Avenue site. All of us at LGK recognize the vital work the RCPCC is doing to support the healthy development of Rutland area’s youngest children through its high-quality, affordable child care programs. 

“Brenda and Let’s Grow Kids have been there for us at the crucial moments  – emergencies when we needed support – but more than that, they are really there all the time and it feels good to know that someone out there wants the very best for your program and is there to help make it happen. LGK’s Make Way for Kids grant is transforming the classrooms on our Chaplin Campus into the highest quality learning environments and enabling us to accommodate more kids. ” – Mary Feldman

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

  • When we started up our food security program in 2018, we didn’t foresee it becoming a focal point of our service provision. Some observed that such a program might even distract from our primary mission. But food is a critical

  • Certain people are 'change agents’. Diane Nilan is certainly one of them. Diane, co-author of “Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness” released in January, visited the PCC this summer providing a staff training and sharing how we can better aid children

  • Take what you need! RCPCC food shelf is open and available during our operating hours: Monday—Friday  9:00 am—4:30; Closed on Tuesday. Call for after hour appointments Please feel free to take what you need, when you need it. We get new food weekly

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