Specialized Child Care

CIS Specialized Child Care provides quality child care and specific supports to children:

  1. In families with open cases with DCF's Family Services Division (Protective Services Child Care);
  2. In families experiencing significant stress in areas such as shelter & safety (Family Support Child Care); and
  3. With special physical, behavioral, or developmental needs (Special Needs Child Care).

Benefits of Using Specialized Child Care

  1. If you're eligible for specialized child care, you are likely also eligible for Child Care Financial Assistance.
  2. Specialized child care providers have:
  • Agreed to maintain good regulatory standing and be open to program improvement;
  • Taken an initial six-hour Basic Specialized Care Training; and
  • Agreed to take an additional six hours of specialized training a year.

For More Information

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