Child Care Licensing Regulations

Child Care Licensing Regulations govern child care programs in the State of Vermont. These rules are minimum requirements established to protect the health and safety of Vermont's children in out-of-home care and ensure that children in child care programs in Vermont are provided with wholesome growth and educational experiences.

Child Care Regulation Documents

Afterschool Child Care Programs Regulations - effective 9/1/2016
Child Care Licensing Regulations: Center Based Child Care and Preschool Programs - effective 9/1/2016
Child Care Licensing Regulations: Registered and Licensed Family Child Care Homes - effective 9/1/2016

It is our intent that licensing requirements are clear, reasonable, fair and enforceable and keep children and their families at the center of our concern. In the interests of serving the public, comments on the rules are welcomed at any time and will be considered for future revisions or the development of new requirments. Comments can be made here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cc_regulations_suggestions

Regulation Resources for Child Care Programs

Guidance Manuals

Manuals have been written for each set of child care regulations to help answer questions programs may have about rules and compliance.

Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains frequently asked questions about the Vermont Child Care Regulations. There are links to pages for questions about the specific types of programs, and there are answers to general questions about the regulations.

Child Development Division’s Fingerprint Supported Background Checks Information

Information on the newly adopted Child Care regulations with respect to background checks. They are the same for Family Child Care Homes (FCCH) and Center Based Child Care and Preschool Programs (CBCCPP). Please note these parallel or are more rigorous than 16 V.S.A. Section 255 requirements.

 

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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