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Helpful Links for providers

Bright Futures
Visit this State of Vermont website to get answers to questions about child care, early education, school age care, and the services available to help ensure that high quality child care is available to every child in Vermont who needs it.

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 the 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.

Northern Lights
The Northern Lights Career Development Center provides individuals and agencies easy access to training and education at all levels, developing highly qualified instructors, and career advising for professionals and organizations.

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

STARS
Step Ahead Recognition System is a Vermont initiative designed to expand the ways providers are rewarded for program quality.

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