Early Education

Early Education Resources

Early Education Publications & Resources

View publications and Web resources for parents and school staff.

Kindergarten Readiness

The statewide results of Vermont's Kindergarten Readiness Survey and individual SU/SD reports.

2010-11 Vermont "Ready Kindergartners" Questionnaire

Early Education Initiative (EEI) Grant Awards for 2010-11

This program funds quality early education opportunities for 3-5 year old children who are at risk. This competitive grant program has been in existence for over twenty years.

Vermont Northern Lights Career Development Center

Vermont Northern Lights is a statewide career development center for early childhood and afterschool professionals in Vermont. It partners with educators and providers working in schools, child care programs, home visiting programs and other community settings to guide and enhance staff professional development opportunities. Its purpose is to support and enhance a comprehensive, accessible and integrated system of quality professional development in the state.

Local Education Agency and Family Infant Toddler Host Agency Child Find Responsibilities: A Joint Memo from DOE and AHS Clarifying Child Find Requirements and Respective Obligations Under Part C of IDEA

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 requires states to demonstrate that a comprehensive statewide child find system exists for children with disabilities from birth through age 21. Vermont's comprehensive child find system includes policies and procedures which ensure that all infants and toddlers who may be eligible for services under Part C of IDEA are identified and evaluated. As co-lead agencies for Part C, the attached interagency memo was approved and signed by William Talbott, Acting DOE Commissioner, and Cynthia D. LaWare, Secretary of the Agency of Human Services, on September 11th, 2008. The memo clarifies school district Part C child find requirements; the tasks necessary to undertake activities to locate, identify and evaluate children birth to age 3 who may require early intervention services; and the allowable use of funds that school districts may use to fulfill Part C child find activities. Technical and on-going assistance will be available to school district and regional FITP host agencies by DOE and AHS staff to assist local efforts in the formulation and implementation of their Part C regional agreements.

Supporting Children With Disabilities and Their Families: An Interagency Agreement Among Early Care, Health, and Education Programs and Agencies in Vermont

This agreement among the Agency of Education, Agency of Human Services, Head Start and others identifies roles and responsibilities for coordination and collaboration to ensure high-quality learning development and learning options for young children with disabilities.

Vermont's 2009 Early Childhood Resource Directory

This document provides state and local contact information about early childhood resources in your area. Contact information is provided for local school district Essential Early Education (EEE) and Early Education Initiative (EEI) programs, Family Infant and Toddler Programs (FITP), Head Start, parent/child centers, family support services, medical and health services, community development services,and Even Start. NOTE: There is no plan at this time to do a bulk mailing of this document. E-mail personnel and/or contact information changes to shirley.rawson@state.vt.us. NOTE: This file is 5.63MB.

Questions?

Kate Rogers at kate.rogers@state.vt.us or (802) 479-1454

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