Daycare License Requirements for Vermont

    Worker requirements

    Must be at least 18 years old (17 years old if a vo-tech child care student or graduate) and have a CDA or CCP (Child Care Professional) credential; or an associate degree in early childhood or human/child development; or one year successful experience working with young children and one higher ed. course in early childhood education or human/child development.

    Provider / Child Ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Daycare Centers
    School age(1:13)
    Mixed age grouplowest ratio


    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    Infants(1:2)[includes provider’s children under 2 years of age]
    All ages(1:6)[plus additional 4 school age children for not more than 4 hours per day on a before and/or after school basis, not including provider’s children over 2 years of age]


    Department for Children and Families
    Child Developmental Division
    Child Care Licensing Unit
    103 South. Main Street, 2 North
    Waterbury, VT 05671-2901
    Phone: 802-241-3110
    Fax: 802-241-1220
    Web site:

    Regulations for child care centers and family daycare homes

    Vermont Child Care Associations:

    Vermont Child Care Providers Association – VCCPA

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