Springfield Area Parent Child Center

Building Bridges of Support
for Children, Families & Caregivers

 

'Twas the Night: A New Experience

This magical holiday kickoff event for all ages goes virtual... with an interactive twist!

Holiday gift boxes are on sale NOW to enjoy with the pre-recorded "Twas" performance (airing Dec. 7th on YouTube). $20 per box -Only 300 available!

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About Us

The Springfield Area Parent Child Center (SAPCC) builds bridges of support for children, families and caregivers. SAPCC is one of fifteen parent child centers in the state of Vermont that make up the Vermont Parent Child Center Network (VPCCN). SAPCC serves around 3000 individuals in northern Windsor and southern Windham counties each year through our wide variety of programs and services. We are available by phone, email, the contact tab above, or just stop in to visit us during regular office hours – we would love to know how we can support you!

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Services Available

 

Home Visits

Home visits are available through Children’s Integrated Services for families who have:

  • A child with medical conditions or developmental delays.
  • A need for family or parenting support, mental health, or preventative nursing services.

Home Visits

PlayWorks Child Center

PlayWorks Child Center provides quality childcare and preschool in a nurturing environment to children ages 6 weeks to 6 years.

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PlayWorks Child Center

Childcare Support Services

Referral and financial assistance for childcare, summer camp and before/after school care.

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Childcare Support Services

Parent Education &
Support

Parenting classes using evidenced-based and evidence informed curriculums, support groups, resources and information available both online and in-person.

Parent Education & Support

Support, Information & Referral

SAPCC provides a welcoming environment with professional staff who are ready to address the immediate needs and/or contribute to the long-term well-being of families. We serve as a first-contact for parents and caregivers; providing information as well as connecting families with local or statewide resources.

Support, Information & Referral

Playgroups

Free playgroups offer parents and children opportunities to socialize, learn and have fun in a safe environment.

Playgroups

Welcome Baby Bags

Any parent or guardian with a baby living in our service region can access free diapers and wipes from our diaper bank, as well as receive a free Welcome Baby Bag filled with gifts and resources.

Welcome Baby Bags
& Diaper Bank

DULCE

Developmental Understanding and Legal Collaboration for Everyone (DULCE) is a sixmonth program for parents of newborns receiving care at Mount Ascutney Pediatrics. DULCE provides information, support, and connects families to existing community resources available to them.

DULCE

Community Collaboration & Development

Working with schools, parents, community members and other agencies, SAPCC helps develop programming and events that meet the needs of families with young children in our community. We also provide several meeting spaces free of charge to community groups – call to reserve a space.

Community Collaboration & Development

Family Supportive Housing (FSH)

The FSH program engages homeless and at-risk families in case management to address obstacles regarding housing needs, acquire housing, and provide up to 24 months of support and services.

Family Supportive Housing (FSH)

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!

Will you help us change the future?

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