Parent Child Centers (PCCs) were established
in Vermont statute in the late 1990s. Since
that time, the PCC Network of providers has
become more formalized and has worked to
establish consistency and quality in service
delivery for families across the state. 

However, state statute and state funding have not kept
up with changes in the Network and the services that PCCs provide. 

The Alliance supports the PCC Network’s effort to pass
legislation to formalize statutes and establish clear accountability for PCCs as they deliver essential state services. In addition, the
proposed legislation establishes a base funding amount for PCCs that gets closer to covering
the actual cost of providing services, plus an annual increase to this base amount. 

LEAD ORGANIZATION: Vermont Parent Child Center Network

Talking Points

  •  Parent Child Centers were a remarkable innovation when they were first created nearly 30 years ago, and they are still on the cutting edge of prevention work with vulnerable families. The work that PCCs do helps families cope successfully with both the timeless challenges of all families with young children and the new challenges of the 21st century. 
  • PCCs are a critical partner with the state, providing essential state services to families with young children. 
  • PCC prevention programs and services build protective factors in families that improve families’ overall well-being, strengthen a child’s environment, and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect.