Fundamentals Course

We are in the middle of offering two of our Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals courses (45 hour course). This course has weekly 3-hour evening sessions. Call us for more information. (802)863-3367. 

Instructor: Aricha Drury, M.Ed., Child Care Resource Consultation Team.

This is a 45-hour course offered at least twice a year. This course meets the licensing requirement for those looking to meet the qualifications for working as a child care assistant in a licensed center and is a great start for people new to the field. The course is designed to mesh with the Vermont Northern Lights Career Development Center’s professional development system and is a foundational course for early educators, including those beginning the CDA process. 

Total Hours in each CDA Subject Area for Fundamentals Course:

  • CDA Area 1 – 4.5 hours
  • CDA Area 2 – 5 hours
  • CDA Area 3 – 8 hours
  • CDA Area 4 – 3 hours
  • CDA Area 5 – 2.5 hours
  • CDA Area 6 – 12 hours
  • CDA Area 7 – 3 hours
  • CDA Area 8 – 7 hours

Please call us for more information on how to acquire your CDA.  For more information, go to or call our Professional Development Coordinator at (802) 863-3367, Ext. 140.


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