Child Development Division (CDD)
The Child Development Division's goal is to increase access to high-quality services that are developmentally beneficial for children and strengthen families. We do this by working with programs within communities to coordinate and deliver services that meet families' needs.
Child Care Licensing Supervisor Job Opportunity
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
Child Care Wellness Consultation Announcement!
The Child Development Division and the Department of Health are pleased to announce a collaboration with the Vermont Child Care Industry and Careers Council (VCCICC) to continue the Child Care Wellness Consultation project. This project is supported through the Early Learning Challenge (ELC)/Race to the Top grant and seeks to refine a Vermont Child Care Wellness Consulting System.
The role of the Child Care Wellness Consultant is to work collaboratively with providers to promote the health and development of children, families, and providers and to ensure a healthy and safe child care environment. Our Child Care Wellness Consultants are Registered Nurses who have specialized knowledge of health and safety standards and best practices for child care programs.
More information is available on the Child Care Wellness Consultation Page of this website.
Open Bid - Evaluation of Vermont's Promise Communities Initiative
The Child Development Division has just released its RFP for evaluating the effectiveness of the Promise Communities initiative throughout the state. The Promise Communities initiative is one of 24 projects in the Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge grant awarded to the state of Vermont by the federal Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. Promise Communities are identified geographical areas with increased risk factors that may make it difficult for young children to succeed in school and in life. Additional information related to the RFP and how bids can be submitted is available on the Vermont Business Assistance Network website.