Fully Fund Vermont’s Parent Child Centers

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. PCC base funding was increased last year, but funding levels do not cover the actual cost of providing services.

The Alliance supports the PCC Network’s effort to secure base funding for PCCs of $10 million, up from the current $4.8 million, to cover the actual cost of providing services and address decades of underfunding.

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.