Mary Johnson Childcare Services
Resources for Providers
High quality, nurturing experiences during the first five years are vital for children’s optimal development. Research tells us that school readiness lies in the physical, social and emotional well being of children, in addition to their cognitive development.
As the Early Childhood Resource Specialist, Amethyst offers a variety of ways to support you in this important job. She offers an annual calendar of professional development opportunities, phone, email or onsite consultations, The Early Connections Newsletter, and a resource lending library.
Technical assistance is also provided to persons in the process of becoming a registered home childcare provider through Welcome To Child Care Visits.
Please contact Amethyst at 388-4304 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For online resources, see the page “Links” on our website.
Addison County Child Care
All Child Care Providers (Home and Center) are invited to Network meetings. The Network meetings offer time to share the challenges and joys of providing early care and education with others who truly understand. The Networks are sponsored by a Starting Points grant from Child Care Services Division in Waterbury. Each group is free to pursue its own definition of support.
Newcomers are always welcome.
Although the Starting Points Networks do not meet during the summer, Provider Leaders are available by phone to answer questions and provider support.