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Apprentices, their mentors and employers are required to maintain annual VCCICC membership while enrolled in the Apprenticeship Program. Membership is $25.00 per year. We have many members who use their membership to fulfill the STARS requirement for belonging to a statewide professional development organization. Other members take advantage of our college courses and trainings. Members receive quarterly newsletters as well as emails regarding important updates and info from the field as well as opportunities to sign up for courses and trainings.

Click here to download a Membership Form (please print out and mail to VCCICC with check or money order)

Click here to see a full list of Membership Benefits


Click here for Hand Washing document (Adobe PDF)

Click here to view the Hand Washing training video

NOTE: This video requires QuickTime. If you don't have QuickTime installed on your computer, click here to go to the Apple site to download it

Click here to view the Meeting or Circle Time training video


VCCICC offers a variety of online resources for Apprentices. Please click on the links below to explore these resources.

"Blank Work Process Hours Worksheet" (requires Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers or equivilent spreadsheet application.)

"How to Record Your Work Process Hours".

"How to Record Your Work Process Hours" video on YouTube.


Click here to download a PDF file listing Current and Past Apprenticeship Sponsors by county.

Daily Activities Assessment Tools

Are you looking for an objective tool to observe interactions between staff members and the children and families you serve? VCCICC’s Daily Activity Assessment Tools, 2nd edition is a spiral bound book containing over 20 individual assessments in common activities, from hand-washing to engaging a child in conversation to facilitating transitions and parent conferences. It is available for purchase for $25.00, checks made payable to VCCICC.

Click here to download the Daily Activities Assesment Tools SAMPLE

Child Development Associate (CDA) Support

VCCICC has support services available for candidates in the process of earning their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

VCCICC currently has qualified CDA mentor available in the following regions: Chittenden County; Windsor County; Washington County; Lamoille County; and Orange County

Click here for more information from the national CDA Council

Click here to download an application to access support through a CDA mentor

Click here to download an application to provide support as a CDA mentor.

Contact us for more information!

Community Partners

Bright Futures Information System (BFIS) This is the place for parents, early childhood and afterschool programs, and professionals to get answers to questions about child care and the services available to help ensure that high quality child care is available to every child in Vermont.

Building Bright Futures (BBF): Serves a dual role as both the Vermont Early Childhood Advisory Council and 501(c)(3) statewide network, aligning local solutions of 12 regional Councils with policy at the state level in order to make improvements in access, quality, and affordability of early care, health, and education for families and young children 0-8.

The Child Development Division's goal is to increase access to high-quality services that are developmentally beneficial for children and strengthen families. They do this by working with programs within communities to coordinate and deliver services that meet families' needs. There is ahost of information and resources related to child care on their website.

For information about Grants for Professional Development and Individual Professional Recognition Bonuses, click here.

Community College of Vermont (CCV)

VCCICC contracts our college courses through CCV. You cannot register for VCCICC’s courses directly through CCV. You need to apply for our courses through us; however, you DO need to be accepted as a CCV student before taking one of our classes. Please contact us to request a course application. Feel free to get a head start on our application process by filling out CCV’s online admissions application.

Northern Lights Career Development Center works with many partners to unify and enhance the professional development system for early childhood and afterschool professionals in Vermont. It is funded by a grant from the Child Development Division of the Vermont Agency of Human Services. The Community College of Vermont (CCV) and the Vermont Child Care Industry and Careers Council (VCCICC) are co-grantees. There is a wealth of information about professional development on their website.

To see the Early Childhood Career Ladder, click here.

Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children, VAEYC is an affiliate of the National AEYC, the nation’s largest membership organization for early childhood professionals. Learn more about their mission, programs and services, including T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood Vermont, on their website.

The Vermont Early Childhood Alliance is a statewide coalition of early childhood professionals, parents, businesses and strategic partners working together to realize the promise of every Vermont child.

VT Department of Labor FAQ about apprenticeship in general.