Vermont Regulations

The regulatory information listed below was verified by the NRC as of January 1, 2015. Please be advised that the state may have modified the regulations since that time. Additional information and documents may also be found on the state's website.

Vermont state documents regulating health and safety in child care. Effective/Revised Date
Early Childhood Programs Licensing Regulations 2/12/2001
Family Child Care Licensing Regulations 2/12/2001
Children's Day Care Licensing Regulations for School Age Care 10/7/1996
Children's Day Care Licensing Regulations For Early Childhood Programs For Non-Recurring Clientele 10/7/1996
Criminal Record Checks 2010
Regulations for Family Day Care Homes 9/17/2009

State Licensing Contact

Child Development Division
Department of Children and Families
103 South Main Street
2 & 3 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-2901

Phone: (800) 649-2642 or (802) 241-3110 or for the phone number to your town office, please go to
Web Page:

State Early Learning Guidelines

Vermont Early Learning Standards Guiding the Development and Learning of Children Entering Kindergarten (2003)
Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities (2000)

Other Links to State Child Care Contacts

Healthy Child Care America
State Child Care and Development Fund
Child Care and Development fund Tribal Plan for 2013-2015
State Child Care Resource and Referral Agency