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Deadline For Public Comment

Deadline: May 15, 2014

The deadline for public comment has expired. Contact the agency or primary contact person listed below for assistance.

Rule Details

Rule Number: 14P016
Title: Child Care Licensing Regulations: Afterschool Child Care Programs.
Type: Standard
Status: Adopted
Agency: Department for Children and Families, Agency of Human Services
Legal Authority: 33 V.S.A. § 306(b)(1), 3 V.S.A. § 801(b)(11).
Summary: The current regulations have been in effect since October 1996. Since 1996, many changes affecting school age programs have occurred. These include changes in legislation affecting 21st Century programs (administered through the Agency of Education), the reorganization of the department responsible to regulating and monitoring child care programs, the system of early childhood and afterschool services in Vermont, emerging technologies and new information on how programs can most effectively support children's growth and development. This revision provides clarification and incorporates new information to update definitions, staff qualifications, effective program operation and changes in both program and regulatory practice. The rules have been reorganized to regulatory practice. The rules have been reorganized to make the document more user-friendly for both programs and licensing staff. These regulations promote a balance between what is best for the safety and well-being of children and the practical day-to-day demands of operating a child care program.
Persons Affected: All afterschool programs not exempt from regulation including private for-profit and non-profit community based programs; Local education agencies that operate afterschool programs after school hours or provide or lease space for other entities to provide afterschool services in school buildings; Department for Children and Families and Department of Health in the Vermont Agency of Human Services; Division of Fire Safety in the Vermont Department of Public Safety; Department of Environmental Conservation in the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources; Insurance carriers for afterschool child care providers; and School aged children and their families.
Economic Impact: Quality afterschool care is a critical support for many families in the workforce across Vermont. There are 143 licensed afterschool programs in Vermont serving up to 8,913 kindergarten children through age 13 per day, as well as children over 13 years of age receiving special education services. The operation of an afterschool program requires an investment in space, equipment, materials and staffing. Some required inspections have a cost as does insurance and the ongoing professional development of staff. These costs will not be significantly impacted by the changes proposed in this revision.
Posting date: Apr 02,2014

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
05-08-2014 6:00 PM   
Location: VIT Newport Site: North Country Union High School
Address: 209 Veterans Avenue, PO Box 725
City: Newport
State: VT
Zip: 05855-0725
Hearing Notes: Hearings will be held at the following Vermont Interactive Technologies Sites: Newport, Rutland, St. Albans, White River Junction, Williston, and Montpelier. For more information about participating or directions please go to http://www.vitlink.org.
Information for Hearing # 2
Hearing date:
05-08-2014 6:00 PM   
Location: VIT Rutland Site: Stafford Technical Center
Address: 8 Stratton Road, Room 108
City: Rutland
State: VT
Zip: 05701-3775
Hearing Notes: Hearings will be held at the following Vermont Interactive Technologies Sites: Newport, Rutland, St. Albans, White River Junction, Williston, and Montpelier. For more information about participating or directions please go to http://www.vitlink.org.
Information for Hearing # 3
Hearing date:
05-08-2014 6:00 PM   
Location: VIT St. Albans Site: Bellows Free Academy (St. Albans)
Address: 4 Hospital Drive, PO Box 1578
City: St. Albans
State: VT
Zip: 05478-1578
Hearing Notes: Hearings will be held at the following Vermont Interactive Technologies Sites: Newport, Rutland, St. Albans, White River Junction, Williston, and Montpelier. For more information about participating or directions please go to http://www.vitlink.org.
Information for Hearing # 4
Hearing date:
05-08-2014 6:00 PM   
Location: VIT White River Jct Site: Community College of Vermont
Address: 145 Billings Farm Road, CCV Upper Valley
City: White River Junction
State: VT
Zip: 05001
Hearing Notes: Hearings will be held at the following Vermont Interactive Technologies Sites: Newport, Rutland, St. Albans, White River Junction, Williston, and Montpelier. For more information about participating or directions please go to http://www.vitlink.org.
Information for Hearing # 5
Hearing date:
05-08-2014 6:00 PM   
Location: VIT Williston Site: Blair Park
Address: 451 Lawrence Place
City: Williston
State: VT
Zip: 05495
Hearing Notes: Hearings will be held at the following Vermont Interactive Technologies Sites: Newport, Rutland, St. Albans, White River Junction, Williston, and Montpelier. For more information about participating or directions please go to http://www.vitlink.org.
Information for Hearing # 6
Hearing date:
05-08-2014 6:00 PM   
Location: VIT Montpelier Site: Vermont Department of Labor
Address: 5 Green Mountain Drive, PO Box 488
City: Montpelier
State: VT
Zip: 05602
Hearing Notes: Hearings will be held at the following Vermont Interactive Technologies Sites: Newport, Rutland, St. Albans, White River Junction, Williston, and Montpelier. For more information about participating or directions please go to http://www.vitlink.org.

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Jan Walker    
Agency: Department for Children and Families, Agency of Human Services    
Address: 103 South Main Street    
City: Waterbury    
State: VT    
Zip: 05671-5500    
Telephone: 802-769-6426    
Fax: 802-769-2064    
Email: 
jan.walker@state.vt.us
     
 
   
Website Address:  http://dcf.vermont.gov/cdd/child_care_licensing
     
 
   
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Lynne Robbins    
Agency: Department for Children and Families, Agency of Human Services    
Address: 103 South Main Street    
City: Waterbury    
State: VT    
Zip: 05671-5500    
Telephone: 802-769-6160    
Fax: 802-769-2064    
Email: 
lynne.robbins@state.vt.us
     
 
   
       

Keyword Information

Keywords:

child care
afterschool child care programs
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Department for Children and Families
Child Development Division
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