COVID-19 Training Guidelines

Becky Millard

In-Person Trainings

As of June 1, 2020 the Child Development Division has determined that trainings for early childhood and afterschool professionals may take place in person. Approved sponsors may also continue to offer online real-time trainings. CDD asks all trainers and sponsors to be sure they follow the VOSHA and ACCD business COVID-19 health guidance. More information is available at:

VOSHA Workplace Training

ACCD COVID-19 Recovery Resource Center

Online Real-Time Trainings

The Vermont Child Development Division has approved permanent criteria authorizing delivery of trainings Online in Real-Time by certain organizations, agencies, and school districts.

Online real time trainings use technology that allows trainer and participants to interact in real time using video and audio communication (e.g. Zoom). CLICK HERE for more information about delivery of real time online trainings in Vermont.

Online First Aid and CPR

The Child Development Division has changed the permanent First Aid and CPR Criteria. For detail about what trainings are currently accepted, visit the Online First Aid and CPR page linked above.

Virtual Observation of the Practitioner

On January 25, 2021, Northern Lights released guidance for completion of a virtual Observation of the Practitioner. If you need support finding someone to conduct a virtual observation, please contact your Northern Lights Resource Advisor. More detail about who is permitted to visit regulated child care programs is available here.

Updated 1/26/22