Family Home Child Care
Regulations for Family Child Care Homes from the State of Vermont Agency of Human Services, Department for Children and Families (DCF), Child Development Division (CDD), which oversees all aspects of registered family child care homes in Vermont, are found here and extra copies are available to Family Child Care Homes in Chittenden County and may be picked up at our Williston office.
Family Child Care Preschool Partnership
Family Child Care providers often find that when children reach the age of 3, parents think it’s time to consider a larger child care center. Now, with the support of public schools and Child Care Resource, parents who prefer the personal feeling and lower cost of an in-home family child care setting can be assured that their child will receive high quality preschool experiences. Family child care providers receive consultations from a licensed early childhood educator to support professional development, develop curriculum which aligns with the Vermont Early Learning Standards (VELS), and document children’s progress through Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment System. This support ensures that children in family child care settings will receive early learning opportunities and experiences which provide the foundation for future success in Kindergarten.
In the 2013-2014 school year, 5 FCC providers participated in this project in collaboration with the Burlington School District, South Burlington School District and Chittenden South Supervisory Union.
Please click here for more information on how you can become a provider in the Family Child Care Preschool Project.
New American Women Entering Child Care Field
CCR has partnered with the Opportunities Credit Union, the Association of Africans Living in Vermont, and Vermont Adult Learning to train and mentor refugees and New American who want to develop home-based child care businesses.
Through this initiative, participants attend group training to learn child care business basics and best practices. They begin to design a developmentally and culturally appropriate program for the children who will be in their care. After the group training has been completed, they received additional mentoring to complete their registration application, learn how to use child care financial systems for payment and nutrition services, and market their program. With mentoring support, they continue to develop their program and start to care for children.
By opening a child care business, refugees and New Americans are able to earn income for their families while caring for their own children; this also helps other immigrant families enter and participate the workforce by providing child care consistent with their family’s culture and needs; and finally, good child care helps their children be ready for kindergarten.
This project is currently funded by the Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont Birth to Three, and the United States Office of Refugee Resettlement.