Locations & Schedule

Classroom Locations

Rutland County Head Start offers a school day program (8-2) Monday – Friday part-year program and a part day Monday – Thursday, part year program at its main facility in Rutland City. Rutland County Head Start operates classrooms in other locations, with its focus of operations in Rutland City, the county's largest population center.

All Rutland City classrooms 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 | Qualified Public Pre-K

Head Start
78 Meadow Street
Rutland, VT 05701

Pawlet Early Education

Head Start | Qualified Public Pre-K

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

Rutland City

School Day Option

September – Mid June
Monday – Friday | 8:00am – 2:00pm
School vacations align closely with Rutland City Schools

Part Day Option

September – Mid June
Monday – Thursday | 8:00am – 12:00pm
School vacations align closely with Rutland City Schools

Pawlet Early Education

September – Mid June
Monday – Thursday
School vacations align with the Mettawee Community Schools.

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

2022-2023 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.

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.


Important Dates

September 1, 2022First Day of School
September 5, 2022Program Closed Labor Day
September 23, 2022Program Closing at Noon – Staff In-service
October 7, 2022Program Closed - Staff In-Service
November 11, 2022Program Closed - Staff In-Service
November 24 & 25, 2022Program Closed - Thanksgiving Break
December 22, 2022Program Closed - Staff In-Service
December 23, 2022Program Closed
December 26-30, 2022Program Closed Holiday Break
January 2, 2023Program Closed - New Year's Day
January 16, 2023Program Closed - Staff In-Service
February 17, 2023Program Closes at Noon - Staff In-Service
February 20-24, 2023Program Closed
March 17, 2023Program Closed - Staff In-Service
April 14, 2023Program Closes at Noon - Staff In-Service
April 17-21, 2023Program Closed
May 29, 2023Program Closed - Memorial Day
June 8, 2023Last Day of Head Start
July 4, 2023Program Closed - Independence Day


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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