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Proposed Professional Development Trainings for 2019-2020:

 Basic Trainings

  •   CPR/First Aid – offered quarterly
  •   Medication Administration
  •   Emergency preparedness – offered online
  •   Fundamentals – offered through Northern Lights
  •   Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
  •   ACT 1 Training

Advanced Trainings

  • Topics offered by CSAC - Trauma, Behavior, Autism, De-escalation
  • Strengthening Families- through Mary Johnson and the Parent Child Center
  • Early MTSS – Tier 2 August 21, 2019 and Tier 1 Thursday evenings in January 2020
  • Interagency New Staff Orientation – offered in October

Director/Lead Teacher Trainings

  • Business Practices
  • Human Resources – Offered by CSAC’s HR director
  • Cultural Competency – Offered By CSAC’s HR director
  • Trauma Informed Policy
  • Building Resiliency Practices
  • Supporting Families
  • Early MTSS – Tier 3/4 September 18, 2019

Online Training Resources:

Northern Lights:

Shared Services:


Building Bright Futures Vermont:

Vermont Department for Children and Families childcare training requirements:

Chittenden County PD offerings:

VT Requirements for Newly Hired Staff

Vermont Childcare training requirements:

For online: Immunizations Documenting and Reporting Training; FEMA: Multihazard Planning for Child Care; Supporting Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness; and Addressing Homelessness: The Role of the Early Childhood Educator visit the Northern Lights Website:

BFIS credential account set-up instructions:

BFIS website: 

Mandated Reporter information:

Mandated Reporter online training:

Vermont Orientation Training: