Child Care Resource Development

Helping to increase quality child care in the Lamoille Valley is the focus of the Child Care Resource Development program. A Resource Development Specialist fosters quality care by offering professional development opportunities, Welcome to Child Care Visits, mentoring, career development resources, STARS support, literacy visits and a friendly ear for child care providers. Some of the trainings offered to enhance the knowledge and skills of early educators who work and play with children are Child Development, Observing and Recording, Designing Environments, Positive Guidance, Vermont Early Learning Standards, Literacy, Active Listening, Nutrition, The Introverted Child and Professionalism.

For more information about professional development opportunities, click here.

What is STARS?

STARS is a Vermont initiative designed to expand the ways providers are rewarded for program quality. The STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS) program adds to the many efforts the Child Development Division (CDD) has already established to improve the quality of care for Vermont children.

To apply for STARS recognition, child care providers complete a self assessment and submit supporting documentation. Providers can apply for recognition in five arenas:

  • Compliance History
  • Qualifications and training
  • Families and community
  • Program assessment
  • Administration

Any program that is part of STARS has gone above and beyond what is required under state regulation.

Helpful websites:
Professional development and career planning for early childhood and afterschool professionals:

For more information about Child Care Resource Development, please call 888-5229 ext 145 or click here to email program staff.


Events & Activities at a Glance


Fri 24

Big & Messy Art Space

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 27

Playgroup – Cambridge

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

In the News


‘Let’s Talk’ series turns to transgender

The Art House shows the third film in its “Let’s Talk” monthly series, Frontline’s“Growing Up Trans,” on Thursday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Hazen Union High School in Hardwick. The film explores the transgender phenomenon, focusing on children coming to grips with...

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National Nutrition Month

Come put your best fork forward for National Nutrition Month! Dietitians and nutritionist will be available for health screenings and other interactive, all-ages activities. A door prize and community nutrition resources will be available as well as recipe...

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