Vermont Early Learning Standards - The Vermont Early Learning Standards (VELS) help inform families about the development and capabilities of children from birth through grade 3 and guide educators in the development and selection of program-wide curriculum and educational strategies for young children.

Child Care Licensing Regulations - There are several laws, regulations and policies that govern the work of early care and education. The latest regulations can be found here.

STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS) - STARS is Vermont's quality recognition system for child care, preschool and afterschool programs. Programs that participate in STARS are stepping ahead - going above and beyond state regulations to provide professional services that meet the needs of children and families. Whiting Community Preschool is a five star program!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Information about healthy development, developmental milestones, developmental monitoring and screening and more.