Professional Development

Required Training:
“Here We Go: New CBCCPP/FCCH Licensing Rules”

All Family Child Care Homes (FCCH) and licensees of Center Based Child Care and Preschool Programs (CBCCPP) are required to attend a training on the new regulations entitled “Here We Go: New CBCCPP/FCCH Licensing Rules.” This includes non-recurring care programs. A licensee may be a single owner, partnership or corporation. When the licensee is a corporation, the person who represents the licensee is responsible for attending this training. For corporations, the director may serve as the representative for the licensee.

Individuals should take the training appropriate for the type of license they hold. For example, if a registered home provider takes the center-based training, the training will not be counted toward meeting the licensing requirement.

Note: FCCHs and/or licensees who are required to complete the Fundamentals course will meet the Fundamentals licensing class requirement by taking the “Here We Go: New CBCCPP/FCCH Licensing Rules” training

Below are the locations, dates and registration info for the 2.5-hour FCCH and CBCCPP trainings, which will count toward annual professional development hours. If you have taken the online version and completed successfully, you do not need take the in-person training. If you were not successful, you will need to take the in-person training.

Each training is limited to 50 participants. Because of the limited space, we are asking that only licensees and FCCH providers register to attend. On the day of the training, if there is space, you can register additional staff by using the registration link and checking the space available.)

To register for an in-person training, click here and choose the training you will be attending.

Williston (Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, 21 Library Lane)

  • Family Child Care Home (FCCH) Training – August 8 (6:00 PM–8:30 PM)
  • Center Based Program licensee training – August 22 (6:00 PM–8:30 PM)

Brattleboro (Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street)

  • Family Child Care Home (FCCH) Training – August 14 (6:00 PM–8:30 PM)
  • Center Based Program licensee training – August 7 (6:00 PM–8:30 PM)

Middlebury (Ilsley Public Library, Community Room, 75 Main Street)

  • Family Child Care Home (FCCH) Training – August 17 (6:00 PM–8:30 PM)
  • Center Based Program licensee training – August 7 (6:00 PM–8:30 PM)

St. Albans (Blooming Minds Enrichment Center, 1 Lemnah Drive)

  • Family Child Care Home (FCCH) Training – August 21 (6:00 PM–8:30 PM)
  • Center Based Program licensee training – August 30 (6:00 PM–8:30 PM)

Berlin (Central Vermont Medical Center, Conference rooms 1 and 2, 130 Fisher Road. Use the main entrance, pass the desk and down the stairs to the conference room)

  • Family Child Care Home (FCCH) Training – August 12 (10:00 AM–12:30 PM)
  • Center Based Program licensee training – August 19 (10:00 AM–12:30 PM)

Newport (State of Vermont Office Building, Conference Room, 100 Main Street, Suite 250).

  • Family Child Care Home (FCCH) Training – August 15 (6:00 PM–8:30 PM)

Additional training times will be offered this fall at the VAEYC conference.

Training Opportunities

VB5 is pleased to be partnering with several community organizations to offer professional development for early childhood providers across the state. Training are organized by region. To view trainings, please click on the links below. Once you have selected a training, easy registration is just a few clicks away. We will be updating the training regularly so be sure to check back! We also encourage you to visit the BFIS course calendar to view additional training opportunities. If you’ve never used the statewide calendar before, you can find a guide for using the system here: Course Calendar Tutorial.


Call the Professional Development Resource Hotline!

Vermont Birth to Five (VB5) is pleased to announce its new statewide Professional Development Resource phone and email hotline for early childhood learning and care professionals (Call 802-540-8168 or email The Professional Development Resource phone and email hotline is available Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM to all child care providers and employees in the state to answer professional development questions. For questions that can’t be answered by email or telephone, VB5 will arrange local onsite support, including scheduled face-to-face time with an experienced child care/early learning provider who can help. Emails and phone calls will be answered and/or responded to by an experienced early childhood professional within 24 business hours.

April 2017 Professional Development Update

As previously shared by CDD, the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children is in charge of regional professional development opportunities in 2017. This work is being led by VB5, which is a Permanent Fund project that provides peer mentoring, training, and other resources to early childhood educators and providers. In 2018, the Community College of Vermont (CCV) will assume responsibility for regional training and technical assistance activities.

Vermont Birth to Five (VB5) has agreements in place with seven community partners to offer 90 trainings (representing over 610 hours of training) in eight regions of the state. The trainings that will be offered as a result of these agreements began in February and will continue throughout 2017.

The current community partners are Child Care Resource, Family Center of Washington County, Orange County Parent Child Center, Mary Johnson Children’s Center, The Family Center at NCSS, Sunrise Family Resource Center, Windham Child Care Association and Mud City Kids.

VB5 expects to expand agreements by the end of April and additional partners will include VSA Vermont’s Start with the Arts, Vermont Center for the Book, Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children, BBF–St. Johnsbury and Rutland Central School. These additional agreements represent over 700 hours of proposed professional development for the field.

VB5 is also working with Starting Points leaders and other community agencies to schedule training in Newport and Springfield. A training schedule will be in place and sent to providers in these areas in late April.

In the next few weeks, VB5, along with its community partners, will be unveiling an online registration system for professional development and training. Providers will be able view and sign up for training by region. We will be sure to let you know when this new feature is ready!

Providers should continue to check the BFIS course calendar as trainings are being added every day.

Have a question about professional development? VB5 and its partners are pleased to offer local support:

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