About Us


Northern Lights at CCV is the hub of the professional development system for the early childhood and afterschool workforce in Vermont. We offer trainings, career advising, 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 MATCH 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 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.

Northern Lights at CCV is a program of the Community College of Vermont. All CCV and Vermont State Colleges policies apply to Northern Lights at CCV. These policies set expectations, rights, and responsibilities for training participants, trainers, students, faculty, and staff and explain what you need to know and do in specific situations. https://ccv.edu/learn-about-ccv/policies-procedures/

CCV is committed to non-discrimination in its learning and working environments for all persons. All educational and employment opportunities at CCV are offered without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. CCV is an equal opportunity employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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