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.
- Basic Specialized Care curricula
- find where courses are offered in the BFIS Course Calendar
- Completion of the online Mandated Reporter Training is also part of the BSC training requirement
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.
- Find ASC training in the BFIS Course Calendar and online from approved sponsors of online training
- Always be sure the ASC training you complete is entered into your BFIS Quality and Credential account If it is not offered by a BFIS sponsor, complete and send this cover sheet with your professional document to Northern Lights to enter into your BFIS Credential account
For Children’s Integrated Services (CIS) staff only
These trainings will not meet annual training hour requirements for child care providers.