About Us


Building bridges of support for children, families & caregivers

The Springfield Area Parent Child Center (SAPCC), a member of the Vermont Parent Child Center Network, is a nonprofit organization serving southern Windsor and northern Windham counties.  SAPCC builds bridges of support for children, families and caregivers by fostering relationships, establishing a culture of learning, and engaging in community collaborations to shape opportunities for the world around us.

The First 5 Years


The SAPCC was incorporated in 1992 to address the increasing demands on families in our area. Since then we have grown from our small space on Myrtle Street, to building a beautiful new campus on Main Street in North Springfield. Here we can now host a wide range of community services under one roof to help support families, engage community partners, and provide early childhood education and development programs.


Margot Holmes – Executive Director

Angela Kelley – Associate Director & Leadership Team Member

Sarah Rose – CIS Director & Leadership Team Member

Ariel Rose – PlayWorks Childcare Director & Leadership Team Member

Stacey Sanderson – Program Director & Leadership Team Member

Dallas Welch – Business Manager

Tienna Howe – Office and Buildings/Grounds Manager

Brenda Pellerin – CIS Child Care Coordinator

Tynisa Bayles – CIS Developmental Educator

Robbie Wierzbicki – CIS Developmental Educator

Sarah Whittemore – CIS Developmental Educator

Misty Boutin – CIS Developmental Educator

Ilsa Pinkson-Burke – CIS Nurse

Meaghan Wilson – CIS Speech Language Pathologist

Amanda McLeod – Child Care Subsidy Specialist

Michelle Dorcely – DULCE Family Specialist

Celeste Marquise – Playgroup & Welcome Baby Bag Coordinator

Anne Goodrich – PCC Specialist

Robert Waters – FSH Service Coordinator

Board of Directors

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated, talented, and experienced Board of Directors. They work hard on SAPCC’s behalf and offer their personal testimony and business expertise to continue the mission of the organization. We are grateful for their contributions.

  • Margot Holmes, Executive Director
  • Leigh Dakin, Chair
  • TJ Whipple, Vice Chair
  • Scott Whittemore, Treasurer
  • Nicole Tufts, Secretary
  • Karen Beardsley
  • Kelly Broker-Campbell
  • Joan Grossman
  • Marylynne Cartwright
  • Lyndsie Perkins