Springfield Area Parent Child Center

Strong Communities, One Family at a Time

 
 

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About Us

The Springfield Area Parent Child Center (SAPCC), a member of the Vermont Parent Child Center Network, offers services for all pregnant women and families with young children. We believe that raising children is both a delightful and demanding job, undoubtedly the most important job there is, and we are here to offer support and education for adults and children.

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Services Available

 

Home Visits

Parent Child Centers provide home visits to families with young children who request home-based support. The frequency and content of visits is determined by family goals and interest.

Home Visits

PlayWorks Child Center

Quality care and preschool education for children ages 6 weeks to 8 years. Open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm.

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PlayWorks Child Center

Childcare Support Services

Financial Assistance for Childcare:
Referrals for Childcare, After School Enrichment Programs and Summer Camps.

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Childcare Support Services

Parent Education &
Support

Parenting classes and support groups are provided through the Learning Together program or other Strengthening Families programming.

Parent Education & Support

Support, Information & Referral

SAPCC provides a welcoming environment with professional staff that are ready to address the immediate needs and/or contribute to the long-term well-being of families. We serve as a first-contact resource for parents; providing information about child development and parenting, as well as connecting families with local or statewide resources. Services are provided through direct referral and follow-up, if requested.

Support, Information & Referral

Playgroups

Social interaction for parents and children in a fun and safe environment. Weekly playgroup is held each Monday morning from 9:30 – 11am.

Playgroups

Community Collaboration & Development

Working with schools, parents, community members and other agencies to help develop services to meet the needs of families with young children, SAPCC advocates for and contributes to family-centered services and events by taking a supportive and/or leadership role in promotion, prevention and early intervention efforts in the community.

Community Collaboration & Development

Reachup

Reach Up helps young families with children by providing services that support work, cash assistance for basic necessities, and health insurance.

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Reachup

Welcome Baby Bags

Free gift bags filled with information and resources for new parents, along with some other goodies for the new baby, are available by request.

Welcome Baby Bags

Children’s Integrated Services (CIS)

Provides developmental services for families with children with medical conditions or developmental delays, or a need for family support, mental health, or preventative nursing services. This program is a home visiting program and providers can come to you.

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Children’s Integrated Services (CIS)

Child Advocacy Center

Staffed by The Family Place, an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance, the Child Advocacy Center serves children ages 3 to 18 who have made a disclosure of child sexual abuse with case management, therapy, assistance obtaining victims’ compensation and relief from abuse orders when needed, coordinating medical exams, and information and referral to other programs, services, and agencies. For more information, call the Family Place directly at 802-649-3268 / 800-639-0039 or email info@the-family-place.org

Child Advocacy Center

 

The First 5 Years Matter

When children don’t get the right start, they face obstacles that put them at a great disadvantage. At the Parent Child Center we aim to help families give the resources to give their kids every opportunity available!

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ACEs

Parent Child Centers (PCCs) are a network of 15 community-based non-profit organizations, serving all of Vermont. The purpose of each PCC is to provide support and education to families with young children. We use the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework with the goal to help all Vermont families get off to a healthy start, promote well-being and build on family strengths. 57% of Vermonters have had one or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and 22% have 3 or more ACEs. ACEs have been linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, and early death. The Parent Child Centers use the Strengthening Families Framework and have a two-generation approach to both mitigate and prevent the following ACEs:

1. Physical abuse
2. Sexual abuse
3. Emotional abuse
4. Physical neglect
5. Emotional neglect
6. Mother treated violently
7. Household substance abuse
8. Household mental illness
9. Parental separation or divorce
10. Incarcerated household member

Strengthening Familes

Strengthening Families™ is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.  It is based on engaging families, programs and communities in building five protective factors:

  • Parental resilience
  • Social connections
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development
  • Concrete support in times of need
  • Social and emotional competence of children

We review our performance yearly