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.
Request for Proposal
The Vermont Department for Children and Families, Child Development Division, is looking to establish a contract with a person or organization to help development guidance manuals for three sets of new Child Care Licensing Regulations: Afterschool Child Care Programs; Registered and Licensed Family Child Care Homes; and Center Based Programs. The guidance manual for the Afterschool Child Care Programs Child Care Licensing Regulations will be completed first.
The Promise Community Initiative will provide supports, such as technical assistance from Promise Community coaches, financial supports, and information to help communities that include at least one elementary school to work together across sectors – health, education, human services and community planning. These collaborations will do ‘whatever it takes’ to improve the educational and developmental outcomes for children in their communities. Promise Community Initiative to support young children and families application is available at the link above.
February 5th, 2015 Update:
The Vermont Part C Federal application is now posted for 60 days for public review. As required, we will be accepting public comments for 30 days (2/5/2015 through 3/7/2015). Please submit your comments to Danielle Howes, Children’s Integrated Services Coordinator/Interim Part C Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-279-1302
You could qualify!
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