Helpful Links for Parents

Bright Futures
Visit this State of Vermont database to locate providers

Child Care Aware
Child Care Aware is a non-profit initiative committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community. They do this by raising visibility for local child care resource and referral agencies nationwide, and by connecting parents with the local agencies best equipped to serve their needs.

Kids VT
A statewide resource of events for Vermont children.

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
NACCRRA is the national network of community-based child care resource and referral agencies. NACCRRA is leader in developing Best Practices for Networks and their member agencies. They have developed many valuable resources to help parents identify quality child care.

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
Some highlights of this website include a study on cost, quality and outcomes, state child care regulations, and national safety standards. An extensive links page with resources on everything from lead poisoning to playground safety is useful for both parents and child care providers.

Parent to Parent of Vermont
Statewide organization helping families with children with special needs find support from other parents, healthcare professionals, and the communities in which they live.

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Statewide organization working effectively to prevent child abuse and neglect through parent education, support and public awareness.

The Daily Parent
The Daily Parent newsletter offers the latest information on child development issues, tips for finding quality child care, and numerous resources for busy parents, as well as child care professionals.

The Military Family and Community Network
A broad guide of resources available for Military families.

Vermont 211
Connecting families with additional resources.

Vermont Department for Children and Families
The Vermont Department for Children and Families brings together a wide array of programs and services that affect the well-being of individuals, children, and families in Vermont. The Child Development Division provides information aabout child care, early education, school age care, and the services available for Vermont families.

Vermont Family Network
Parent to Parent of Vermont and Vermont Parent Information Center merger.

Vermont Parent Information Center
The Vermont Parent Information Center sponsors workshops for families, educators, service providers and community members throughout Vermont.