Vermont Head Start Association

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    Support High Quality, Head Start Services
    for Vermont’s Children — Donate!

    Your donation helps 1,400 Vermont children and their families to participate in outstanding, Head Start and Early Head Start child and family development programs. Your donations to Vermont Head Start Association, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, are tax-deductible, and your contributions will help children and families to thrive. In addition to donating online, you can also make a donation by sending a check to Vermont Head Start Association, PO Box 22, Huntington, VT 05462. Thank you!

    Vermont Head Start Association Mission

    Head Start services for children promote school readiness, and include early education, health, nutrition, mental health, and services for children with special needs.  Services for parents promote family engagement, and include parent leadership and social service supports.

    The Vermont Head Start Association mission is to support child development and early learning through:

    • Professional development of the early care and learning workforce;
    • Collaboration with our national, state and local partners; and
    • Advocacy for high quality programs for children, birth to five-years- old, and their families.

    The Head Start Advantage

    Head Start has been a national leader in early care and learning for more than 50 years, and research has proven the benefits of this outstanding program. Children who have participated in Head Start have gone on to great success in school and throughout their lives. To learn more about the Head Start Advantage, and the success of a Head Start participant, please take a minute to watch the following video:

    A Range of Donation Options

    You can choose to donate to support the VHSA mission to help to maintain and enhance the quality of Vermont’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs benefitting Vermont’s most vulnerable children and their families.

    You can also choose to make a targeted donation to a specific, VHSA initiative, such as the Vermont Head Start Tooth Tutor Program. Head Start programs work with families to assure that children have a regular dentist, are up-to- date on dental exams, and receive any needed treatment for any identified dental health issues.  Many Head Start programs encounter numerous challenges in this area, including concerns that children or parents may have about dental visits, families who do not always recognize the critical importance of early dental care for children, including baby teeth, and states such as Vermont which have a shortage of dentists. With the Tooth Tutor Program, Vermont’s Head Start programs contract with Registered Dental Hygienists (“Tooth Tutors”) who work intensively with children, families, and staff to promote positive oral health practices for Head Start / Early Head Start children and families.

    The Tooth Tutor Program has helped to assure that many Vermont children in Head Start have received expedited care for dental exams and, in some cases, desperately needed oral treatment or surgery.  Please click here to read about one of our tremendous success stories.

    Thank you for investing in the health and success of Head Start children and families!