Resources for New Programs

Becky Millard

When opening a new early childhood or afterschool program, there can be an overwhelming amount of information to remember. This page is designed for new programs and includes links to some of the most commonly requested information.

Northern Lights at CCV is the hub of the professional development system for the early childhood and afterschool workforce. We offer an array of professional development and career advising services. Your Northern Lights Resource Advisor is your primary contact to access Northern Lights resources.

Below are a series of quick links to other key supports you may need while preparing to open your program.

Child Development Division Quick Links:

Child Care Licensing Regulations  Child Care Training Requirements  Children's Integrated Services  Specialized Child Care

STARS Step Ahead Recognition System  BFIS Bright Futures Information System  Forms for Child Care Providers  Child Care Licensing Staff

Agency of Education Quick Links:

AOE Early Education  Vermont Early Learning Standards  Universal Prekindergarten

Other Key Resources:

Vermont Afterschool  VDH Lead Information

View your Staff’s Quality and Credential Accounts

One way Program Directors and Licensees can support their staff is by reviewing the information in each staff member’s Quality and Credential Account to help make sure it’s up to date. Check out the video below from our partners at the Child Development Division about how you can view the Quality and Credential Accounts of your staff members: