Word on the Street

Word on the Street…

…is where you can read our unfolding story – all the latest goings-on, accomplishments and activities happening inside & outside of King Street Center.

Stacy Weinberger named a 2021 Exchange Leader


Exchange, The Early Childhood Leader's Magazine, named King Street Center's Early Education Director, Stacy Weinberger, one of its fifty-four 2021 Exchange Leaders! "Exchange Leaders thoroughly understand early care and education principles and practices, address diversity and equity, and are engaged in lifelong learning. They are grounded in their own work and are using their strengths and skills to make a

Stacy Weinberger named a 2021 Exchange Leader2021-07-16T13:23:16-04:00

Seven Days Stops By for a Sip of Summer!


We were so pleased to meet Alison Novak of Seven Days for a lemonade at the start of this season. Alison was curious to know more about how kids are set up for success to work at the stand on the Church Street Marketplace all summer, but also other ways teens are staying busy & enjoying these sunny months.

Seven Days Stops By for a Sip of Summer!2021-07-06T13:20:59-04:00

Stacie Fagan chairs King Street Center Board of Directors


As of April 1, Stacie Fagan steps into the role of Board Chair at King Street Center. "I'm honored to lead the Board of Directors during King Street Center's 50th anniversary year. The Center's focus on providing high-quality care, after school programs, and experiences that help kids and teens explore who they are and what they bring to the

Stacie Fagan chairs King Street Center Board of Directors2021-04-26T09:28:07-04:00

Vicky Smith, Executive Director, to retire in 2021


Dear King Street Center Friends, After fourteen years at the helm and nearly three decades of service overall, King Street Center’s Executive Director Vicky Smith recently announced she will retire later this year. Her leadership has been bar none and this news certainly marks a milestone for the organization. She’s shown courage, creativity, and endless commitment to the kids

Vicky Smith, Executive Director, to retire in 20212021-03-19T10:08:43-04:00

Melissa Pasanen “drops in” for Jr. Iron Chef


The cancellation of the 2020 VT FEED Jr. Iron Chef Competition was the first sign that the COVID-19 pandemic was getting real. Getting back into the kitchen this winter has been a gift to the Teen Program at King Street Center. We were so glad to recently welcome Seven Days Food Writer and Cookbook Author, Melissa Pasanen, to spend

Melissa Pasanen “drops in” for Jr. Iron Chef2021-03-04T11:55:40-05:00

A Recipe in Simplicity


From the Preschool Classroom: by Emily LaMothe When planning our preschool curriculum at King Street Center, we work together as a team and consider a lot of different pieces.  Sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming to include all the ideas, plans, and necessary parts. I have come to think of curriculum planning like cooking. It’s a big recipe

A Recipe in Simplicity2021-02-04T12:53:52-05:00

King Street Center announces 5th Annual High Five Awardees


King Street Center honors a community partner, donor, volunteer, staff member and youth at the 5th annual King Street Center High Five Awards on Thursday, November 19 from 7-8 pm. Get all the details on the event page! Community Partner Honoree, Burlington School Food Project Youth Honoree, Hawa Aden Volunteer Honoree, Josie Lisaius Staff Honoree, Myle Truong Donor Honoree,

King Street Center announces 5th Annual High Five Awardees2020-10-13T12:25:51-04:00

Luis Calderin joins King Street Center Board of Directors


King Street Center is pleased to announce that Luis Calderin has joined our Board of Directors. We are thrilled to welcome his energy & experience. Founder & Creative Director of OKAY!! OKAY!!, Luis shares, “I am honored to join the King Street Center Board because of the tireless and meaningful work they have done in this wonderful community of ours

Luis Calderin joins King Street Center Board of Directors2020-10-13T12:02:15-04:00

2020 Roxane Leopold Scholarship Winners


King Street Center is distributing a total of $11,000 to 7 scholarship winners as they begin their academic year in college. The Roxane Leopold Scholarship was established upon the retirement - and in recognition - of long-time King Street Center Executive Director, Roxane Leopold. She served in this leadership role from 1985 to 2007 and was dedicated to improving

2020 Roxane Leopold Scholarship Winners2020-08-13T21:06:53-04:00

“Our skin is like wrapping paper.”


From the desk of Myle Truong, Toddler Teacher in cooperation with co-teacher Raya Berenback and Early Care Advocate, Emily Hammond Part 1 In light of all that is happening in the world, there have been many questions that have surfaced to us as classroom teachers. Such as, “How soon do you start teaching children about diversity?” and, “How can

“Our skin is like wrapping paper.”2020-08-03T12:01:33-04:00
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