UVM Medical Center

5 STARS + NAEYC Accredited

A high-quality early care and education experience contributes to the growth and development of the whole child. Our early childhood program offers developmentally appropriate activities in respectful and nurturing environments, while meeting the needs of families. All programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), have received 5 stars on the State of Vermont Quality Rating Improvement Scale, and incorporate health and wellness into the curriculum to ensure children are developing healthy habits that will shape a lifetime of wellness. 

For more than 20 years, the Y’s UVM Medical Center Child Care program has served UVM Medical Center families. The program is for children ages eight weeks to five years old, operates year-round, and works hard to meet the demanding schedules of hospital employees. Our licensed and experienced educators nurture children and build relationships that last for decades. 

Program Highlights

• A play-based, emergent curriculum developed using Vermont Early Learning Standards & NAEYC criteria. 
• Through authentic learning experiences, all children gain knowledge of the world around them and build a life-long love of learning. 
• Ample time outdoors on our loose parts outdoor classroom and visiting green spaces in the local community and Winooski school grounds.  
• Seasonal swim lessons for preschool aged children. 
• Free Y membership for enrolled child, providing discounted member rates on youth programming (swim lessons, dance, gymnastics).

Location + Rates

Address: 405 Main St., Winooski (entrance and parking at the rear of the building located just off the Winooski Educational Center’s parking lot).
Ages: 8 weeks-5 years
Hours: 6:30am-5:30pm

This program is only open to University of Vermont Medical Center Employees. Please click below for current rates.

Registration Forms

Please complete the enrollment application found below and return it to the email addresses listed at the top of the form.

Upon receipt of your completed application, we will confirm your employment with the Medical Center so that your name can be included on the waitlist for the UVM Medical Center Child Care Program. As a Medical Center employee, if you have a question regarding this child care benefit, you can call 802-847-2525, ext. 2.


Contact Joanna Houston, Director of the Y Early Childhood Program at UVMMC, at [email protected] or 802-338-9208.

For questions about the waitlist and enrollment, please contact Katie Murphy, Assistant Director of Early Childhood Program for UVMMC, at [email protected] or 802-338-9208.