Planning for Early Childhood Care and Education programs Closure and Dismissal During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Vermont has revised (3/10/2020) their Technical Guidance for Child Care, Head Start and public and private Prekindergarten Education Programs plan. Family child care providers that are looking for direction in revising their business plans around closure and dismissal for an infectious disease are free to use any of the material here. The 5 page pdf can be downloaded as is or cut and paste to add to your plan.


The DHHS Child Care Emergency Plan has been developed to organize the DHHS response to emergency incidents that impact Child Care Subsidy Program providers. These incidents may be as a result of a number of events including but not limited to natural or manmade disasters, or infectious disease outbreaks. This plan is particularly applicable to the follow:
• DHHS staff involved in response operations
• Child Care Subsidy Program providers
• The children in child care through CCSP
• Families who are receiving child care subsidies through CCSP