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Professional Development Opportunities

At Child Care Resource we believe that professional development is key to your experience as an early educator and to the quality of the child care you offer.    Registration is now OPEN for seminars in May and June!


Q:  Does the training qualify for Advanced Specialized Child Care?    A:  Yes

Q:  Why do you charge for the seminars?  They used to cost much less.    A:  At one time, CCR received funding from the State of Vermont to support our professional development offerings.  In 2017, the Child Development Division (CDD) of the Agency of Human Services stopped funding this program in all 12 state regions, including CCR.  As a result we now are responsible for paying each of the presenters their requested rate, as well as the facility for the use of their room and kitchen, and we pay CCR staff to register and staff the training. The fee we charge is necessary for us to cover our costs.

Q:  Are there scholarships available?   A: Unfortunately not at this time.

Q:  Can I register and then pay when I arrive at the seminar?   A:  No. You will not be considered registered unless we have received payment.  We make a decision 7 days prior to the seminar to cancel the event if it is under-registered.

You may register on-line, pay using PayPal  OR  mail us a check, or use a Purchase Order as long as we receive the payment more than 7 days prior to the training. 

Q: If I need to cancel my attendance will I receive a refund?   A:  Child Care Resource  will be happy to refund the cost of your class minus a $10 processing fee if you cancel more than 7 days prior to the date of the class. After that time, there will be no refunds. You may always substitute another person in your place, however.  We will issue a full refund if CCR, or the presenter needs to cancel a class.

Q: Where are the seminars held? A:  Each training will be held at the Essex Alliance Church on Old Stage Road in Essex.  Click on the location for a map.

If you have additional questions please contact Sue at, or call her at 802-863-3367 x139.  



Please click on the classes below to find out more information & register.

May 2, 2020 "The Effects of Trauma and Stress on the Developing Brain" with Scott Noyes

Yearly, five million children experience a traumatic event in the US. Many more are living in highly stressed environments. These experiences can have devastating effects on the developing brain. By looking at typical and atypical brain development, we can start to understand differences in growth. From here the presentation explores therapeutic modes of helpful care giving behaviors. The potential benefits for children when a care giver understands helpful behaviors is tremendous. 

This training will be held at the Essex Alliance Church, Old Stage Road in Essex.

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May 16, 2020 "Honoring Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Early Childhood settings & Using Trauma Informed Practices to Support our Well-Being" with Robin Ploof

The morning session- this discussion based workshop will help us become more comfortable with our own stories and to create authentic relationships with people unlike ourselves. These discussions will help us gain an awareness of how we perceive and respond to differences and how we can build community with each other. The afternoon session -Working with trauma impacted children and families can knock us out of balance. It can have a negative impact on our work, our lives outside of work, and our overall health and well-being. How can we use trauma informed practices to help support our own flourishing and well-being as we deal with trauma, secondary trauma, and compassion fatigue on a daily basis? Come reflect, engage in some mindfulness practices, and leave with some strategies for your own self-care.

This training will be held at the Essex Alliance Church, Old stage Road in Essex 



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June 6, 2020 "Emotions Coaching " with Jeanine Fitzgerald

Emotions dominate the world of our children. Since emotions regulation precedes self-discipline, it is essential that we consciously nurture these skills from infancy through adolescence. Together we will identify the four skills of an emotions coach and how to teach emotions identification, modulation and expression to our children. The goal is not to suppress emotions, but to express them in ways that are not destructive to ourselves, others or property.

This training will be held at the Essex Alliance Church, Old Stage Road in Essex.

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Need help finding the best care for your child? Call a Referral Specialist today! 802.863.3367