Child Care For Providers

The Child Development Division (CDD) licenses and monitors registered family child care homes and licensed programs to make sure they provide safe and healthy environments for children and contribute to their development. Below are links for prospective and current child care providers in Vermont.

Becoming a Provider

In Vermont, you must be registered or licensed to provide care for children from more than two families. 
Find out how to become licensed or registered to provide child care in Vermont.

Bright Futures Information System (BFIS)

BFIS is a data system that supports the work of child care providers and programs in Vermont.

Child Care Financial Assistance Program

Information about Vermont's Child Care Financial Assistance Program for child care providers.

Child Care Regulations

CDD provides Child Care Regulations for all types of child care programs, including registered homes, early childhood centers, licensed homes, afterschool programs, non-recurring care programs, and public preschool programs.

Forms for Child Care Providers

Forms for child care providers in Vermont.


Grants to child care providers and programs in Vermont based on specific criteria. The grants are meant improve outcomes for families and children in Vermont.

Health and Safety Resources

These Health and Safety Resources are support programs available to programs and individual who provide care for children in Vermont.

Professional Development

Information and resources for child care providers regarding your Professional Development.

Specialized Child Care

Specialized Child Care provides vulnerable children and high-risk families with quality child care and specific supports that help meet their needs, strengthen their families, and promote their children's development.


STARS is Vermont’s quality recognition system for child care, preschool, and afterschool programs.


Contact Us

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

DCF Public Records Requests
Statewide Public Records Requests