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.
Act 166, passed by the Vermont Legislature in 2014, provides for publicly funded prekindergarten education for a minimum of ten hours per week for 35 weeks annually for all 3, 4 and 5 year-old children not enrolled in kindergarten. The Act has an implementation date of July 1, 2015.
This document provides preliminary guidance in the following areas:
Act 166 Online Prequalification Application
You could qualify!
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.