In 1970 a group of concerned Middlebury residents decided that the community needed a safe, supportive program for the children of families who needed to work outside of the home. Now, 50 years later, the Center offers a wide array of services to children and families in Addison County and oversees initiatives that cover the entire early childhood and school age systems locally and statewide.
•Early Childhood Currently the Center operates three early childhood programs, each serving families who represent the economic and social diversity found in our community. Approximately 50% of the children enrolled in the Center’s early childhood programs receive state childcare subsidy support. In addition to providing therapeutic mental health services for qualifying families, the Center has a Head Start partnership.
•School Age Programs MJCC offers a comprehensive system of after school care. Six school age programs operate at elementary schools throughout Addison County for children 5-12. A variety of school year, summer and enrichment programs are offered to 425 children. Currently the Center operates programs in Middlebury, Salisbury, Weybridge, New Haven, Bristol and Starksboro.
•STARS: STARS is Vermont’s quality recognition system for childcare, preschool, and afterschool programs., MJCC has administered the program for the State of Vermont since 2010
•Referral Services: Families seeking care can receive current information about available child care openings throughout the county.
•Child Care Financial Assistance Program (formerly the Subsidy Program) provides assistance with child care costs for qualifying families through this state funded program.
Middlebury Nourishes- Middlebury Nourishes is a summer lunch program in Middlebury that serves over 12,000 free lunches over an eight-week period. The program serves lunch to any child up to age 18 who shows up.
• RFD: RFD (Rural Fun Delivery) operates for eight weeks each summer, taking meals and activities to underserved part of the county.
In 1970 a group of concerned Middlebury residents decided that the community needed a safe, supportive program for the children of families who needed to work outside of the home. Now, 50 years later, the Center offers a wide array of services…