Vermont's Comprehensive System for Personnel Development

“Integrating, aligning and coordinating Vermont’s Early Childhood system
to support and retain qualified personnel.”

For a great introduction into what a CSPD is, check out our Prezi presentation:

Vision/Mission DRAFT Statement

Vision version 8:

Vermont’s Early Childhood Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) supports practitioners to effectively engage with families  and caregivers to realize the promise of every child.

Mission version 6:

Vermont’s Early Childhood Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) provides a framework, through continual evaluation, for the provision of ongoing, coordinated professional learning opportunities for practitioners  serving families and their child(ren) prenatally through age six.  These opportunities enable highly qualified and supported personnel to implement recommended practices informed by research, ongoing assessment, and family wisdom and values.

“A comprehensive system of personnel development (CSPD) is the primary mechanism by which the state ensures that infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities and their families, are provided services by knowledgeable, skilled, competent, and highly qualified personnel, and that sufficient numbers of these personnel are available in the state to meet service needs.”

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“No single agency with a mission involving humans can accomplish important tasks by itself for all of its clients. Autonomy in organizational leadership is an obsolete concept, since autonomy only gets you isolation, and to be isolated in a fragmented world is to lack the resources you need to accomplish your mission.”  Sid Gardner 

Contact Us

Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner
Child Development Division
280 State Drive - NOB 1 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-1040
Phone: 1-800-649-2642
Fax: 802-241-0846