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MV Community Services Early Childhood Pathway Program

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted child education and care across the Island. Specifically, COVID-19 highlighted the urgent need to support and reward our child care workers who, too often, face the choice between a job they love and better compensation offered somewhere else.

In an effort to rebuild our Early Childhood Teaching Team, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services created the Early Childhood Pathway Program. This program aims to recruit and retain a strong and committed team of exceptional early education and care staff.

The program offers a three-year professional development and compensation plan to fortify the recruitment and retention of early childhood teachers.

Learn more about the Pathway Program here

Programs and Services

Let life throw our way what it will. We are ready. We innovate out of practicality and inspire by example, pouring our best practices, our personal expertise and our powerful network into one innovative model of care. We are committed to ensuring that everyone on Martha's Vineyard has access to the care and services they need.

Community Collaboration is Key to our Success

While I’m still fairly new on the Island, I’ve worked in policing for 30 years. I’ve never seen a relationship between a community services agency and local police like the partnership Martha’s Vineyard Community Services has with all of the Island’s police departments. In an instance of domestic violence or sexual assault, we know exactly who to call at Community Services and we work closely with them through the entire process. -Bruce McNamee, Chief of Police, Edgartown

Our Impact

0 Survivors of domestic abuse or sexual assault have accessed support through CONNECT to end violence in 2019.
0 hours of therapy provided through the Island Counseling Center in 2019
0 Families touched through our MV Family Center in 2019.

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