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Vermont Child Care Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in Vermont

Use our courses toward a CDA Credential and for NAC and CDA renewal.

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Click to learn how a CDA Credential can benefit you in Vermont.

Vermont Childcare Training Requirements

All Care Courses (with the exception of Medication Procedures in Child Care) are accepted by the Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) for their professional development activity requirements for center based child care, preschool programs, registered family child care homes, licensed family child care homes, and after-school child care programs. This includes DCF professional development activities for program directors, teachers, teacher associates, teacher assistants, trainees, classroom aides, substitutes, seasonal staff, family child care providers, family child care assistants, program administrators, site directors, program staff and after-school aides.

Care Courses is an approved sponsor of online training by Vermont Northern Lights Career Development Center.

Our course Emergency Preparedness in Child Care satisfies Vermont’s emergency preparedness training requirement for center-based child care and preschool programs and family child care homes.

Vermont Advanced Specialized Care Trainings (ASC)

Our courses Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum DisorderChallenging Behavior: Positive Guidance in Child Care, Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children’s Lives, and Parents and Child Care meet the annual requirements for Vermont Department for Children and Families (VT DCF) Advanced Specialized Care Trainings (ASC) for approved Specialized Child Care Programs.

Opening a child care facility in Vermont

For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Vermont, please contact your state licensing agency using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

Vermont Department for Children and Families

Child Development Division

Phone: (802) 241-3110 or (800) 649-2642

Vermont Child Care Licensing

What our Vermont students say

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"The order process was great! I'm so excited I got the course in the mail! Soooo convenient for home daycares that operate 24 hours and have no time to drive somewhere late at night for a class!"

– Huntington, Vermont
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"This course [Preschoolers in Child Care] has helped deepen my understanding of child development and has been a great refresher on developmentally appropriate practice. I have altered some of the lesson plans in my teacher’s classrooms to reflect this and to implement more play."

– Barre, Vermont
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"It [Music and Movement in Child Care] has changed my way of thinking about music and movement and how it can help all children."

– Charlotte, Vermont