Champlain Valley Head Start has a long history of operating a high quality program, and providing services which meet all federal, state and local regulations.

However, we are not content to stop there – our goal is to provide world-class, innovative services, above and beyond our standard program requirements, to meet the needs of children and families in northwest Vermont. This is where the Champions come in.

Champlain Valley Head Start has started to reach out to donors and sponsors interested in funding innovative, value-added services for children and families which go above and beyond the minimum requirements of Head Start. In 2010, Northeast Delta Dental Foundation became the first of our Champions. Starting with the 2010-2011 school year, Northeast Delta Dental Foundation generously provided $84,000 in grant support for the Vermont Head Start / Early Head Start Tooth Tutor Dental Access Program.

Champlain Valley Head Start is seeking additional sponsors to be Champions of our innovative work and the projects we have planned. These projects include: enhanced food and nutrition programs for children and nutrition education for families; enhanced and expanded services for immigrant and refugee families recently relocated to Vermont, to include interpretive, social service and mental health support; and the continuation of the Head Start Early Learning Mentor Coach Program to enhance staff teaching practice, professional development, and child outcomes.

Please contact CVHS Director, Paul Behrman, at (802) 651-4180 ext. 201, to become a Champion of Champlain Valley Head Start and benefit the lives of children and families.