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Vermont recognizes several credential programs for individual child care providers, including those individuals who operate family child care businesses in their home or those who work as staffs in licensed child care settings.
The programs share these common features:
  • A set recognizable standards defining good quality criteria that must be met.
  • A self-assessment process managed by the individual provider or program.
  • Standards that pertain to a specific setting or program environment.
  • Documentation of professional development, education and/or credentials of the individual or staff at each program setting.
  • An application process that takes place after all aspects of the self-study and preparation is completed.
  • One or more observations completed by other qualified professionals during the self-assessment process and as part of the final approval system.
  • Review by a team or board with the authority to grant final approval for the particular accreditation or certification.
Credentials Recognized by Vermont
For Individuals Working in Vermont Licensed Centers:
  • Child Development Associate (CDA)
    The CDA is available for family home child care providers, or infant/toddler and preschool staff working in licensed early childhood programs.
    Telephone 1-800-224-8103

  • Certified Childcare Professional
    The CCP is available for staff working in Vermont for a licensed early childhood program.
    Telephone: 1-855-706-3272

  • National Registered Apprenticeship Certificate

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