Dear Early Childhood and/or Afterschool Professional,
It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that this will be our last issue of CONNECTING. The Child Development Division is in the process of transforming the state’s early childhood professional development system and will no longer be contracting with Sunrise/BCCCA to offer local support and professional development opportunities.
The Child Development Division has assured us that you will continue to have access to support and professional development and it is our understanding that in mid-January you will learn more about the new system and the supports that will be available to you during the transition period. Sunrise/BCCCA will continue to house the Child Care Financial Assistance Program and the Child Care Referral Service.
I have included herein all local professional development scheduled for the next quarter with registration information. Please remember that the three Starting Points Networks are great places to turn locally for support and professional development opportunities! Their contact information is on the professional development page of this newsletter. I have also included other resources such as where to find on-line opportunities and the VT Northern Lights Career Development Center (VNLCDC) verification cover sheet to use for professional development offered outside of the VNLCDC system.
I have greatly enjoyed working with you as your Resource Development Specialist through the past 26 years and will continue on as Sunrise/BCCCA’s Child Care Referral Specialist — so I’ll be in touch on a regular basis to update your program openings. I applaud the hard work you do in caring for the children and families in your program! Thank you!
Wishing you a wonderful and healthy 2017. May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
Very Cordially Yours,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night!
Community Based Child Care Support Services Coordinator