Childhood experiences have a tremendous impact on the future of Vermont’s children and families. Early experiences, providing the foundation for lifelong physical and mental health, are an important public health issue. Vermont’s Parent Child Centers (PCCs) have a mandate from the legislature to strengthen protective factors in families and are often the first to partner with them to overcome adversity and enhance resiliency. Family challenges have grown exponentially, yet PCC funding has not. Investment in prevention and early intervention services PCCs provide, via their eight core services, is imperative. The Alliance supports the PCC Network’s request to incrementally increase state funding to the Master Grant to total $10 million for all 15 network PCCs. In FY ’21, PCCs are requesting a $4 million increase.

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