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Child Care Licensing Regulations

The rules that govern regulated child care programs in the State of Vermont.

Current Licensing Regulations
Licensing Regulations for Afterschool Child Care Programs
Licensing Regulations for Center Based Child Care and Preschool Programs  ► Spanish
Licensing Regulations for Registered and Licensed Family Child Care Homes  ► Nepali  | Somali  | Spanish
Notice to Child Care Programs on Tuition Rates
July 2023 Memo on CBCCP and ASP Program Director Time on Site

Guidance Manuals
Guidance Manual For Afterschool Child Care Programs   
Guidance Manual For Center-Based Child Care & Preschool Programs
Guidance Manual For Family Child Care HomesNepali | Spanish

Frequently-Asked Questions 
Afterschool Child Care Programs Regulations FAQs
Center Based Child Care and Preschool Programs Regulations FAQs
Family Child Care Home Regulations FAQs

Supplemental Information 
Changes to Child Care Licensing Regulations
Administrative Memo on Pediatric First Aid & Infant/Child CPR Regulation ChangesNepali  | Spanish
Revised Regulations for Center Based Child Care & Preschool Programs Training (YouTube)
What to Expect from a Child Care Licensing Site Visit


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 interest 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 requirements. 

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For questions about the Child Care Licensing Regulations, contact the Licensor on Duty (LOD) at 800-649-2642 option 3 or