ChildCareEd is an approved training organization by Northern Lights and trainings can count toward training hours in Vermont. Courses may be used to fulfill annual training requirements for those working in child care centers and family child care homes.

Director education requirements:

  • Vermont Early Childhood and Afterschool Program Director Credential Step Two (2) or Three (3)

Teacher education requirements:

  • Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level Four (4) A or B Certificate

Teacher Associate education requirements:

  • At least a Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level Three (3) Certificate

Teacher Assistant education requirements:

  • CDA (Child Development Associate) cre4dential and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger

Family Child Care Home Operator

  • CDA (Child Development Association Credential)

CDA Training:

Annual Training requirements for all child care workers:

  • All staff shall complete fifteen (15) clock hours of annual professional development activities


Child Development Division (CDD):

  • 280 State Drive
  • Waterbury, VT 05671-1040
  • Phone: (802) 241-3110 or 1-800-649-2642
  • Child Care Licensing Website: https://dcf.vermont.gov/cdd 

Administrators! Are you looking to purchase hours for your staff? ChildCareEd offers the Group Admin Program and Subscription Services, which make it easy and affordable to make group purchases.

Group Admin Program

The Group Admin Program allows you to purchase clock hours at a flat price and then assign classes to staff members. This gives you control over your budget and training plan. Purchase hours for staff to ensure they complete their training requirements.

Use our Group Admin Feature and receive the following benefits:

  • Record-keeping tools to manage continuing education requirements
  • Group Administrators can see their staff's progress in assigned courses as well as test scores
  • Purchase bulk hours with discounted Subscription Services
  • Refunded hours if staff leave and do not finish courses
  • Add or remove staff as needed
  • Assign training to individuals or the entire team
  • Print administrator copies of certificates

Subscription Services

With Subscription Services, you can purchase training hours at a low one-time cost. There are three tiers to choose from, depending on your needs:

  • Basic: Unlimited online training
  • Plus: Unlimited online training plus online CDA training courses
  • Instructor-Led: Unlimited online training, plus all CDA online training courses, and one Virtual Class each month led by a trained Educational Specialist

To view the course selection available for each of our subscription services, please click on View Courses List under each here: https://www.childcareed.com/subscriptions.html.

Courses & Classes related to Vermont

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