Windham Child Care Association

promoting a good start for all our children


Who Are We?


Windham Child Care Association was established as a true community grass roots organization in 1981. Cathi Wilkens, a local and concerned citizen, turned her barn into the beginnings of an office and donated her time in helping to formalize the group's ideas and activities. From there, the organization was established as the first child care resource and referral agency in Vermont. At the time, only 50% of the children who needed care could be cared for and only 15% of the programs were considered to be high-quality. Now, the agency has grown to become the region's primary resource for meeting the needs of the child care community: working parents, child care professionals and children. While our focus is on early childhood (ages 0-8), we serve children up to age 13 through our bookmobile, family service programs and professional development workshops.


Our Mission


The mission of Windham Child Care Association is to improve the lives of young children and their familiies in Windham County, Vermont.

We do this by:

- Providing support, resources and education for families and the community
- Providing professional development, resources and support for educators
- Helping parents identify and locate quality child care in the community to meet individual family needs
- Advocating for improvements in the early care and education system; and

- Creating partnerships with the business community and other community service agencies to support the needs of families and children.

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