Locations & Schedule

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.

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

We are very fortunate to be raising children during an amazing time, in a beautiful place when so many state-of-the-art resources are available for rural communities. Head Start is just one of them. 

Meadow Street
Center

Head Start | Childcare Services
Head Start
78 Meadow Street
Rutland, VT 05701

Northwest
Primary School

Head Start | Qualified Public Pre-K
Pierpoint Early Learning Center
80 Pierpoint Avenue
Rutland, VT 05701

Northeast
Primary School

Head Start  | Qualified Public Pre-K
Northeast Primary School
117 Temple Street
Rutland, VT 05701

Pawlet Early
Eduction Program

Head Start 
Mettawee Community School
5788 Vt Route 153
West Pawlet, VT 05775

Children’s
Discovery Center

Childcare Services
Children’s Discovery Center is currently closed. We anticipate re-opening April 2021. Click here to apply.

5-STARS Award Recipients

Our Childcare programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and have been awarded 5-STARS from the Vermont Child Development Division.

NAEYC-accredited • Qualified Public Pre-K Provider • Licensed Vermont Center Based Child Care and Preschool Programs (CBCCPP)

About the Locations

2020-2021 Schedule

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 Head Start at Northwest

Located in the Northwest Primary School, providing Head Start pre-school programing Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm. 5 STAR Quality Rating and Qualified Public Pre-K Provider. 

Rutland Head Start at Northeast

Located in the Northeast Primary School, providing Head Start pre-school programing Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm. 5 STAR Quality Rating and Qualified Public Pre-K Provider. 

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 

Head Start Pre-school and child care services Monday through Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm. Located in the Hickory St. Housing Development at 15 Juneberry Lane in Rutland City. 5 STAR Quality Rating and Qualified Public Pre-K Provider.

Important Dates

September 1, 2020Head Start School Year Begins
October 9, 2020Program Closes at Noon – Staff In-Service
November 13, 2020Program Closes at Noon – Staff In-Service
November 25, 2020Program Closes at Noon
November 26-27, 2020Program Closed – Thanksgiving Break
December 21-25, 2020Program Closed – Holiday Break
January 01, 2021Program Closed – New Year’s Day Observance
January 15, 2021Program Closes at Noon: Staff In-Service
February 15, 2021Program Closed – President’s Day Observance
February 16-19, 2021Head Start Closed – Child Care Open
March 12, 2021Program Closes at Noon: Staff In-Service
April 12-16, 2021Head Start Closed – Child Care Open
April 16, 2021Child Care Program Closes at Noon – Staff In-Service
May 27, 2021Last Day of Head Start
May 28, 2021Child Care Program Closes at Noon – Staff In-Service
May 31, 2021Program Closed – Memorial Day Observance

What Parents are saying about Rutland County Head Start….

My son loved the 2 yes he went!! Staff was amazing
Casey Stevens
Casey Stevens
05:40 26 Oct 19
My son was there for almost three years they did a fantastic job
Jessica Argent
Jessica Argent
20:32 16 Oct 19
Awesome place loved our time there
Bella Shorey
Bella Shorey
16:17 27 Apr 19
Great people..
Donna Sulham
Donna Sulham
13:51 17 Feb 19
It's A great place for kids
Diane Pierce
Diane Pierce
11:44 08 Apr 18
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