OCPCC offers the only licensed, year-round, full-day early childhood education program for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in Central Vermont.

We are a public pre-kindergarten partner with the Chelsea and Tunbridge schools for 3 and 4-year olds, providing the full 10-hours per week of Pre-K education that is mandated and paid for by the State of VT.

Our program is led by highly educated, well-trained, experienced teachers, who are committed to creating an enriching experience for every child.

Enrollment is ongoing for children from six weeks through five years of age. Families are encouraged to visit our program at least one time before enrolling their children.

Fun in the Outdoor Classroom

Check us out to see which age groups we are enrolling right now.

To schedule a visit or learn more specifics about our program, please contact our Early Education Program Director, Hannah Nadeau, at (802) 685-2264  Ext 151,  or hannah@orangecountypcc.org.


Our beautiful Tunbridge home on 16 acres of woods, fields, and meadows

OCPCC strives to create an experience that keeps the physical space and materials simple and grounded by natural elements whenever possible.

We believe children deserve to be surrounded by an atmosphere that models the rhythms of home and seeks connections to the natural world.

We are committed to finding ways to stimulate and engage children in ways that do not require complicated toys. Instead, we aim to create a place where parents see that children enjoy the simplest of things and can find joy, comfort, and routine in them.

Our staff is trained in child development, early childhood education, early childhood mental health, special education, child nutrition, CPR, First Aid, and other related fields. In addition to their professional expertise, they have been selected for their warmth, understanding, and friendliness.

We pride ourselves on building a staff that has a wide variety of experience and styles so that we can appeal to and serve all families with knowledge and compassion.

We regard parents and caregivers as partners and encourage you to play an active role in the functioning of the program and in your child’s experiences in our programs.

There are many opportunities for parents to be involved at OCPCC, either through serving on the Board of Directors, working with committees, helping with fundraising, volunteering, or other activities.

Parents are welcome to visit the program at any time, and we encourage you to let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Because our early education operation is just one program of the Parent Child Center, we hold an especially deep commitment to serving the whole family; offering access to many resources and programs that can help a family through both short-term periods of transition and long-term difficulties.

Should you have questions that relate to children or families, please consider OCPCC as your first stop for information. If we cannot help you, we can connect you with people who can – and we will maintain a connection with your family until you have found what you are looking for.