Early Childhood Career Ladder

Professional Development for staff working in early childhood programs includes:

Frequently Asked Questions about the Early Childhood Career Ladder.

Early Childhood Career Ladder

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Level I
Fact Sheet
Level II
Fact Sheet
Level III
Fact Sheet
Level IV
Fact Sheet
Level V & VI
Fact Sheet
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2. NL approved 3 related college credits in child development including early childhood + basic specialized care, introduction to licensing and one approved observation
OR
3. NL approved Level I Portfolio with documented evidence, 45 training hours and one approved observation of the practitioner
 
OR
2.  NL approved 12 related college credits in at least 2 VT Core Knowledge areas and two approved observations of the practitioner
OR
3. NL  approved Level II Portfolio with documented evidence,  125 training hours and two approved observations of the practitioner
A)
OR
3. NL approved equivalent: 21 related college credits in at least 3 of the VT Core Knowledge areas and two approved observations of the practitioner
A)
OR
2. Bachelor Degree  with NL approved 30 related college credits within at least 3 of the VT Core Knowledge Areas
A) Master Degree in early childhood education or related field Level VI: Doctorate Degree in a related field.
B) Associate Degree in early childhood education or related field
OR
Associate Degree with 21 related college credits in at least 3 VT Core Knowledge areas
B) Above with Agency of Education teaching license with endorsement in early childhood, early childhood special education or elementary education
Experience:
One year
2 years or more
2 years or more
2 years or more, may include student teaching
CDD Recognition Bonus if eligible:
$100
$500
IIIA: $750 IIIB:$1000
IVA-VA: $1200
IVB-VB: additional $500
CDD Program staff
Teacher Assistant or Registered FCC Home
Teacher Assistant or Licensed FCC Home
Teacher Associate
Teacher
STARS – staff qualifications arena
Score 1
Score 4
Level IIIA: Score 9
Level IIIB: Score 12
Score 16
Score 20 with A of Ed Licensure
Level V: Score 25
Level I Fact Sheet Level II Fact Sheet Level III Fact Sheet Level IV Fact Sheet Level V Fact Sheet