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EMPLOYMENT – LEAD TEACHER - May 10, 2021 by Jennie

Job Title  Lead Teacher

Responsible to   Early Education Director

Purpose of Position the Lead Teacher is responsible for the curriculum, classroom management, environment, and all other aspects of the implementation of a high-quality early education program.


  • Creating and implementing a program which meets the emotional, physical, intellectual, artistic, and social needs of both individual children and the group.
  • Implementing approved curriculum, in coordination with the Program Director.
  • Keeping staff and parents informed of program goals and development.
  • Preparing a warm and safe environment that is orderly, clean and appealing, and permits the child to grow and explore.
  • Interacting with the children and encouraging their involvement in activities; providing materials appropriate to the development level.
  • Understanding each child’s developmental stage so the expectations are reasonable.
  • Remaining current with IEP goals and designing plans accordingly.
  • Observing, recording and reporting significant individual and group behavior.
  • Preparing and organizing material needed in the program
  • Updating children’s daily attendance sheets and staff schedules.
  • Displaying a positive attitude toward children and adults.
  • Establishing and maintaining good communications with parents through conferences – formally twice a year or as requested by parents and informally on a regular basis.
  • Administering first aid and handling emergency situations quickly and calmly.
  • Participating in 48 hours per year of training (in addition to CPR/First Aid) or more, at the Director’s discretion and keeping documentation current on the Bright Futures Information System.
  • Communicating with families regularly via newsletters or classroom blog.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all information.
  • Compliance with state licensing requirements.


  1. License – Must have reliable transportation, current driver’s license, and Certificate of Auto Insurance.
  2. Education – Lead teachers in Preschool – EC Teaching Licensure; Infant and Toddler Teachers, EC Licensure preferred or bachelor’s degree in EC or a related field
  3. Experience – Minimum of two years successful experience working with the ages of children specified.  Experience working with complex ‘families in need’ preferred.
  4. Skills/Abilities –
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
    • Ability to make sound, independent judgments.
    • Ability to accurately document work done and results achieved as needed.
    • Ability to set limits with clients and families.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team.

OCPCC Feels the Bernie Love! - February 23, 2021 by Jennie

Thank You, Bernie!

Orange County Parent Child Center just received a donation of over $6,500.00 thanks to Bernie’s Inauguration Day mittens! Using his website Bernie began to raise money for Vermont Non-Profits based on merchandise sales featuring the popular meme. The first run sold out in 30 minutes!

Thanks to Bernie and Friends of Bernie – their efforts helped raise $1.8 million in just five days for charitable organizations in Vermont and he donated $100,000 of the money earned from the sales of his merchandise to Vermont Parent Child Center Network (VtPCCN) to be share between the 15 PCCs in the state! 

Thank you, Bernie! We will use the money wisely!

Fresh Food Tuesdays - January 11, 2021 by Jennie

On the second Tuesday of EVERY MONTH OCPCC receives a delivery of fresh produce from the Vermont Foodbank.

Anyone can come to the Center to pick up free veggies. Check our FaceBook page to find out what we have available on delivery day.

January 12

February 9

March 9

April 13

May 11

June 8

Blakeman’s Toy and Clothing Drive Benefits OCPCC Families - December 21, 2020 by Jennie

Realizing that so many families are impacted by the COVID crisis this holiday season, the staff at BLAKEMAN’S TOWING in Tunbridge decided to begin a ‘first ever’ Toy and Clothing Drive for needy local families.

In early November Blakeman’s put out the word and people started dropping off gifts at Blakeman’s main offices on Rte 110 in Tunbridge.

This morning (December 21) Amanda Maxham, OCPCC’s Administrative Assistant picked up gifts for some of the families we work with.


Amanda and Darby from Blakeman’s

Help is Available at OCPCC - December 10, 2020 by Jennie

Dear Community Members,

Please remember that the Orange County Parent Child Center has many programs that support families with young children.

In addition to these programs; we are a diaper bank, we can provide food and other household essentials, and we can make referrals to state agencies if you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. And if you need someone to listen and help you sort out any problems you may be facing, we are here for you with a friendly, non-judgmental ear.

If your family could use some extra support of any kind, please let us know by emailing, or calling our Executive Director, Mary Ellen Otis (802) 685-2264.

If Mary Ellen is not there, please leave a message or email her directly,

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