|Local Provider Support Groups and Associations|
Child Care Providers
Vermont Child Care Providers Association (VCCPA): a state-wide, nonprofit, professional organization offering peer support as well as access to information and resources. Members advocate on the local, state, and national levels to assure that the needs of child care professionals are met. Membership fee is required. To find out more about the VCCPA vist their website at http://www.vccpa.org, or contact them at mailto:email@example.com.
Child Care Center Directors
Join a group of Chittenden County child care center directors who are interested in getting together to share ideas, support and information. For more information or to become a part of this group, call Karen Gray at (802) 878-1060.
Local Child Care Provider Groups
Many Chittenden County towns have groups of Providers who get together monthly. Email us or call CCR at (802) 863-3367 for more information.
Here are the contacts for each Starting Points Group (for Family Child Care Providers):
Tabitha Deuso: 893-0705
Sara Driscoll: 264-5414
Included here are groups whose missions are rooted in the child care field and are either unique to Vermont, or are local affiliates of national organizations.
Building Bright Futures of Chittenden County: Includes parents, providers, and anyone interested in children. The focus of this group is advocacy efforts on behalf of the early childhood field.
Telephone: (802) 652-5138
Children's Integrated Services of VT: CIS is a resource for pregnant or postpartum women and families with children from birth to age 6. To contact the CIS Team directly, call (802)860-4426 to speak with Ann Dillenbeck or Brianne Williamson. Web site: http://dcf.vermont.gov/cdd/cis
Kids Are Priority One Coalition: this is Vermont's statewide early childhood coalition of individuals, organizations, and businesses, whom are united around the mission of ensuring that every Vermont child has a solid foundation for future learning and growth.
The Coalition works to improve public policy for children and families through public education, leadership development, and policy advocacy activities.
Northern Lights Career Development Center: Child Care Resource aligns professional development opportunities with Level I and Level II of the Northern Lights Career Development Center's Core Competencies for Early Childhood and Afterschool Professionals. Please visit the Northern Lights Career Development Center's website at: www.northernlightscdc.org for information on Core Competencies, Level I and Level II curriculum, and other information pertaining to professional growth.
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont: Prevent Child Abuse Vermont promotes and supports healthy relationships between children and the people who care for them in order to eliminate child abuse.
Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC): a statewide professional organization for early childhood professionals. (NAEYC Affiliate)
Voices for Vermont's Children: a statewide nonprofit organization that works on various children's issues, including early care and education.
Vermont School Age Care Network: A new network for those interested in quality experiences for school age children.
Voices for Vermont’s Children