The Child Development Division has a variety of supports for individuals who work in the early childhood and afterschool field. We fund several organizations to support you professionally including, Northern Lights Career Development Center which builds the professional development system; Vermont Afterschool that supports professionals in afterschool programs; Vermont Child Care Industry & Career Council that supports the Child Care Apprenticeship Program; and Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children that runs the T.E.A.C.H. Program.
The division has an early childhood information system called Bright Futures Information System (BFIS). The BFIS Quality & 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. For more information about how to access BFIS visit the division's page about BFIS. To have professional development information entered in BFIS you can send it to Northern Lights Career Development Center with this verification cover sheet.