red clover children's center

Red Clover Children's Center is a child care center in Middlebury, VT for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old. Red Clover's Board of Directors, along with staff from the Congregational Church of Middlebury, are working to complete all the necessary requirements needed to open a high-quality, regulated child care center within the church building. 

We are currently searching for a founding director to lead

Red Clover Children's Center! 

Please click here for position description and information on how to apply! 

about us

At the Red Clover Children's Center (RCCC) our philosophy is that play is children’s work. We are committed to the care of infants and toddlers that respects diverse culture, lifestyles, preferences, abilities, learning styles and needs of children and families in a safe and healthy environment. 

At RCCC, we believe that children develop physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally through play-based learning and our teachers will nurture and encourage the developmental growth of each child through observation and interactive teaching. 

The role of our teachers is to be secure and supportive mentors who form empathetic connections with each child and our teachers will guide them to their potential while setting healthy limits. We provide children with classrooms that are comfortable and homelike where they are safe and free to explore. 

The RCCC will be housed within the Congregational Church of Middlebury, United Church of Christ (MiddUCC), but the church will not oversee or manage the RCCC. However, the RCCC Director as well as staff and Board members will coordinate and communicate closely with MiddUCC leadership to ensure a positive and productive sharing of the mutual space so that both entities’ needs are met.

want to help?

  • Donate to Red Clover Children's Center here.  You can donate in the box that is named "Red Clover Children's Center." 
  • Receive information about joining the Red Clover Board of Directors. Email Alyssa Sinclair to indicate your interest and receive information about how to join the Red Clover Board of Directors.
  • Are you in need of child care for your child? While we do not yet have an official waitlist, you can sign up here to be notified when enrollment begins.


red clover board of directors

Red Clover's Board of Directors typically meet once a month on Monday evenings. We are currently recruiting for community members to join the board! Email Alyssa Sinclair to indicate your interest and receive information about how to join.

  • Ellen Whelan-wuest, chair

  • elizabeth gleich, vice chair

  • alyssa sinclair, secretary

  • erika garner, treasurer

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  • ginny sinclair

how we got here

On June 19th, 2022, members from The Congregational Church of Middlebury enthusiastically approved a proposal for a nonprofit-led child care center to operate within our church facility.  Read more about what we've been up to!