Kingdom Child Care Connection

 

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Kingdom Child Care Connection is the local child care resource and referral agency for Caledonia &  Southern Essex counties.  

We supply resources for child guardians, parents and child care programs.  See below for more specific information about our programs!

 

 Phone: (802) 748-1992     Fax: (802) 748-1405     Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Most services are free–call us today! Remember to “Like” us on Facebook!


Child Care Financial Assistance Program

Need help paying for child care? We can help! Through the Child Care Financial Assistance Program, we will help determine your status for a child a child care subsidy.  Families qualify for this program based on gross income, family size and their need for service.  Eligibility is based on the need for services including: employment, self employment, training, work search, and parent with special health needs.  Payments are made directly to the child care provider from the state of Vermont.

Access our Child Care Provider Page Here! 

 Last Names A-J: Cathy LaBounty: 748-1992 x 317 or via email at: cathy@umbrellanek.org

Last Names K-Z: Emily Hazard: 748-1992 x 321 or via email at: emily@umbrellanek.org


 Children’s Integrated Services Specialized Child Care

CIS brings parents and professionals together to identify areas where your child may need additional support, including specialized child care. Specialized child care is for children in protective services, children with special health needs, and families experiencing significant stress in areas such as shelter, safety, emotional stability, substance abuse, and children’s behaviors. The CIS Child Care Coordinator works with the family and the child care provider to ensure that the child’s needs are being met.

Jessica Poginy: 748-1992 x 327 or via email at:jessie@umbrellanek.org


Child Care Referral Program

For Caregivers & Parents: The Child Care Referral Program has up to date information regarding the different child care options available in Caledonia and Southern Essex counties.  The referral program is free, and connects parents who are looking for child care providers who match their needs and have openings.  The referral program also provides parents with information on how to locate a quality child care program, questions to ask providers when they call or visit them, and ways to build a successful partnership with their child care provider.
For Providers: Registered or licensed child care providers in the state of Vermont are listed on the state’s Bright Futures Information System, and can opt in to the free marketing/referral service offered by KCCC.  Every month you will receive a call from KCCC inquiring about openings so that our referral database has accurate information for families. We work with you to market your program to fill child care slots to your preferred capacity.

All referral inquiries: Crystal Wilkins: 748-1992 x 313 or via email at: crystal@umbrellanek.org


Resource Development for Child Care Programs

 

Resource Development:

KCCC’s Child Care Resource Development program offers professional development, mentoring, and technical assistance programs for licensed and registered child care providers. We provide low-cost & free evening & weekend training opportunities, free consultation services & free onsite visits for new and established programs. Providers may also access our extensive resource library and can receive bi-annual training calendars, monthly newsletters, information about our annual conference, as well as access to our annual appreciation event!
Click here to access information and resources especially for Child Care Providers!

 

Kim Buxton, 748-1992 x 316 or via email at: kim@umbrellanek.org

Vermont Birth to Five Child Care Mentor:

Crystal is available for technical assistance for Registered Home Child Care providers.  You name it, she can help with it! As a previous registered home provider for many years, she has a unique angle of having had direct experience with being a child care provider.  Crystal can assist with IPDP development, career advisement, STARS applications, food program enrollment & meal planning, applying for small grants, support for the CDA credential, and curriculum development.

Crystal Wilkins, 748-1992 x 330 or via email at: crystal@umbrellanek.org