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Classroom Locations
Rutland County Head Start is a part-day, part-year program, with extended day, year-round childcare services at its main facility in Rutland City. Rutland County Head Start operates classrooms in several locations, with its focus of operations in Rutland City, the county's largest population center. Click here for classroom street addresses. 

All Rutland City classsrooms are located on convenient public transportation routes served by The Bus.

Meadow Street: The main center, located on Meadow Street in Rutland City, houses five classrooms. Head Start services are provided in a part-day, part-year format from September through May. All classrooms include extended-day, year-round childcare services Monday through Friday. The Meadow Street site is NAEYC-accredited, has a 5 STARS rating from the Vermont Child Development Division and is Qualified Public Pre-K Provider.

Rutland City Public Schools: RCHS collaborates with Rutland City Public Schools to operate inclusionary Early Essential Education (EEE)-Head Start classrooms at Pierpoint Early Learning Center (Northwest Primary School), and at our Meadow Street center. This collaboration allows Rutland City Head Start children with a diagnosed disability to experience a school environment prior to Kindergarten, in a classroom with "typical" peers. The collaborative classrooms serve children in a part-day, part-year format. Rutland City Public Schools provides transportation, free of charge, to all children enrolled in the collaborative. Rutland City Schools also has Paraeducators in some Meadow Street classrooms to serve EEE children with diagnosed disabilities. This inclusionary model at Meadow Street allows Head Start children with disabilities to receive special education services in a typical preschool setting.

Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union: RCHS collaborates with BRSU, with part-day, part-year Head Start services at the Mettawee Community School Early Essential Education classroom in Pawlet, Vermont.

We also collaborate with many Rutland County early education programs to provide comprehensive center-based preschool experiences for low-income families, and services for Head Start children with disabilities. RCHS has agreements to coordinate disabilities services with all seven Local Education Agencies in Rutland County: Rutland Central Supervisory Union, Rutland South Supervisory Union, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union, Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union, Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union, and Rutland City Public Schools.


Children's Discovery Center for Early Learning: Pre-School Site (non-Head Start) provides services Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Located in the Hickory St. Housing Development at 15 Juneberry Lane in Rutland City.  Qualified Public Pre-K Provider.   

2019-2020 Important Dates

August 19-23, 2019 Program Closed:Staff In-Service
August 26-30, 2019 Childcare Open
September 02, 2019 Program Closed:Labor Day Observance
September 03, 2019 School Year Begins
October 11, 2019 Program Closes at Noon:Staff In-Service
November 15, 2019 Program Closed:Staff In-Service
November 28-29, 2019 Program Closed:Thanksgiving Observance
December 13, 2019 Program Closed
December 23-27, 2019 Program Closed
January 01, 2020 Program Closed:New Year's Day Observance
January 17, 2020 Program Closes at Noon:Staff In-Service
February 17, 2020 Program Closed:President's Day Observance
February 18-21, 2020 Head Start Closed:Childcare Open
March 13, 2020 Program Closes at Noon:Staff In-Service
April 13-17, 2020 Head Start Closed:Childcare Open
April 17, 2020 Program Closes at Noon:Staff In-Service
May 21, 2020 Last Day of Head Start
May 22, 2020 Program Closes at Noon:Staff In-Service
May 25, 2020 Program Closed:Memorial Day Observance
June 19, 2020 Program Closes at Noon:Staff In-Service
July 03, 2020 Program Closed:Independence Day Observance
August 2020 Dates TBD Program Closed: Staff Pre-Service

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Rutland County Head Start is accredited by the National Association for the Education
of Young Children and has a 5-STARS designation from the Vermont
Child Development Division