Specialized Training

Specialized training is for those who serve vulnerable children and their families in child care settings, provide intensive services in early childhood classrooms or in families’ homes, or consult to teachers or directors who work with children and families.

Basic Specialized Care (BSC) Training

This training meets one requirement of a Specialized Child Care Provider.  It is a 6 hour training, offered face to face in various  communities in Vermont.  It is also embedded in the Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals 45 hour course. Only BFIS sponsors may offer the BSC training, and they will ensure the training is entered into your BFIS Credential account.

Advanced Specialized Care (ASC) Training

Specialized Child Care Providers (director or registrant) are required to complete 6 hours of  Advanced Specialized Care training annually to maintain their status as a Specialized Care Provider. There are many trainings that can be used to meet the ASC requirements.  Training may be completed in face to face settings or online, be at least two hours long and meet certain criteria.

This ASC Training Guidance describes the criteria for these trainings.

For Children’s Integrated Services (CIS) staff only

These trainings will not meet annual training hour requirements for child care providers.

Children’s Integrated Services (CIS)

Early Intervention (EI)