Parent Experiences Accessing Childcare For Children with Special Health Needs

*Does your child (age 0 6) have a physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition that needs health or behavioral services?
*Has your child ever been expelled from a childcare program?
*Have you ever been told that your child was not a “good fit” for a childcare program?
*Have you ever been called repeatedly to pick up your child early because of behavior issues?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Vermont Child Development Division and University of Vermont are working together to understand how the early childhood system can better support children with special health
needs in childcare settings.

Register to attend a focus group session!  Select the time that works for you:

  • Sunday, February 7, from 10-11:30 am
  • Tuesday, February 9, from 12:00-1:15 pm
  • Wednesday, February 10, from 7:00-8:15 pm
  • Friday, February 12, from 3:00-4:15 pm
  • Sunday, February 14, from 1:00-2:15 pm

Sign up by February 5, 2021 to share your story!

Focus group participants will be compensated $25 for their time.

Don’t wait to sign up. Each session is limited to 6 attendees.

To confirm your spot, email Dr . Valerie Wood at

Don’t have time for a focus group?  Prefer to respond by survey? Use this link to complete the confidential survey questions online or to register for a focus group.