Professional Development

These resources are for staff of child care programs, registered home child care providers, preschool teachers, afterschool program staff, and other professionals in the early childhood and afterschool field to access and maintain Professional Development.


Resources for Professionals

Professional Development Resource Hotline

Call: 802-540-8168  or
Email: pdresource@vermontbirthtofive.org

The Professional Development Resource phone and email hotline is available to all child care providers and employees in the state to answer professional development questions. For questions that can’t be answered by email or telephone, Vermont Birth to 5 will arrange local onsite support, including scheduled face-to-face time with an experienced child care/early learning provider who can help. The hotline and email will be staffed Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Emails and phone calls will be answered and/or responded to by an experienced early childhood professional within 24 business hours.

Course Calender

Look here for a list of workshops, classes and presentations about how best to work with young children, school age children and their families. Classes are around the state, and are often low cost or free.

Northern Lights Career Development Center

Northern Lights Career Development Center provides information and resources on:

  • Advising on professional development planning
  • Core Competencies for early care and afterschool professionals 
  • Information about professional credentials
  • Training, presentations and outreach on all these topics and more

Professional Development Grants

Grants available to Vermont early childhood and afterschool professionals who are taking specific training activities. Grants are also available to regional and statewide organizations that offer professional development opportunities.

Vermont Child Care Apprenticeship Program

The Vermont Child Care Industry and Careers Council (VCCICC) works to enhance the knowledge, skills and status of child care providers.

Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP)

Your IPDP shows that you reflected on your current skills and knowledge. It details your thinking and planning about what challenges and interests you, what you want to learn and do next, and when.


Tracking Your Professional Development

BFIS Quality - Credentialing Account

A BFIS Credential account is a place where staff of child care programs, registered home child care providers, preschool teachers, afterschool program staff, and other professionals in the early childhood and afterschool field can save their professional development information.

BFIS Credential User Login

If you have a credentialing account, you can access your account information online to track and maintain your training records. If not, request an account at the BFIS Help Desk.


Forms

Professional Development Verification Cover Sheet

To verify and submit Professional Development into Bright Futures Information System (BFIS) Quality and Credential Account


 

Child Development Division

Deputy Commissioner Reeva Murphy
DCF - Child Development Division
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1040
Phone: (802) 241-3110 or 1-800-649-2642
Fax: (802) 241-0846

http://dcf.vermont.gov/cdd

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