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About Us


Northern Lights at CCV is the hub of the professional development system for early childhood and afterschool professionals in Vermont. We offer trainings, career advising and technical assistance, and friendly support to assist with your professional development goals. We also offer support with competencies, credentials, career ladder level certificates, the Vermont Instructor Registry, the M.A.T.C.H. Registry, and much more.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide clear information and resources about professional development and career pathways;
  • Enhance and align the components of a user-friendly professional development system;
  • Increase opportunities for professional development and career advancement;
  • Make Vermont’s professional development system as effective as possible.

We provide resources 24/7 through this website as well as individual career advising and group trainings on professional development topics. We also support and assist people in using Bright Futures Information System (BFIS) Quality and Credential Accounts and the BFIS Course Calendar. Please note that the Bright Futures Information System is operated by the Child Development Division.

Northern Lights at CCV is a program of the Community College of Vermont funded by the Vermont Agency of Human Services, Department for Children and Families, Child Development Division. We work closely with key partners to improve and enhance a unified, statewide system of professional development for early childhood and afterschool professionals.

If you need support navigating your career requirements, please contact us for further assistance.