Vermont Child Care Licensing Regulations and Revisions Project
To streamline regulations and create consistency across environments the current four sets of regulations were combined into two sets of regulations.
The current regulations for Early Childhood Programs and Programs for Non-Recuring Clients were combined into the Proposed Center Based Child Care and Preschool Programs Regulations. The current regulations for Licensed Family Child Care Homes and Registered Child Care Homes were combined into the Proposed Registered and Licensed Family Child Care Homes Regulations. Public comments on the regulations were accepted between August 3, 2015 and September 28, 2015. The division is now working on revising the proposed regulations based on the comments received, and plan to file this final proposed regulations with LCAR in January. Once the division files those final proposed regulations we will release them to the public.
_An open Facebook forum for teachers, parents and friends to discuss current issues and topics related to early childhood.
This page offers several free downloadable very well written articles on play and early learning issues with beautiful photographs to inspire your thinking.
_The Children & Nature Network is leading a movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership.
_The Kids Are Priority One Coalition is Vermont's statewide early childhood coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses, whom are united around the mission of ensuring that every Vermont child has a solid foundation for future learning and growth.
_This is a creative site probably relevant for elementary school ages, but nonetheless inspiring playful hands on ideas
As we are a play- and inquiry- based emergent program, I thought this article would be helpful in understanding our practice.
Excellent resource on the importance of play in childhood.