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VT-HEC to Offer Course at Early Childhood Summer Institue

Advanced Child Development Course at Special Reduced Rate

The VT-HEC will be starting a new cohort of its Early Childhood (EC) & Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Pathway to Licensing course sequence this summer at the Early Childhood Summer Institute to be held at Castleton University in July. The VT-HEC will offer the first course in the course sequence, Advanced Child Development, at a special reduced rate for the Institute. The VT-HEC is pleased to be joining many of Vermont’s early childhood organizations, agencies and higher education programs in putting together a slate of courses focusing on preparing high quality Early Childhood Educators.

The VT-HEC EC/ECSE Pathway to Licensing program is open to Vermont educators wishing to add either the Early Childhood or Early Childhood Special Educator endorsements to their teaching license or to qualified individuals seeking initial licensure in either EC or ECSE through peer review. The EC course sequence (18 credits) and the ECSE sequence (21 credits) both begin with Advance Child Development..  All courses meet the Agency of Education competencies in EC and ECSE.

Visit the VT-HEC website for more information about the EC/ECSE program:

The Early Childhood Summer Institute at Castleton is a true collaboration among many of Vermont’s Early Childhood organizations and programs.  It is designed for Early Childhood Educators (birth through grade 3) working in public schools, private early childhood and after-school settings and the administrators who support them.  There will be over ten courses offered on the Castleton campus during the week of July 24-27, 2017. The VT-HEC is proud to be participating in this effort by starting the new EC/ECSE cohort at this event at a greatly reduced cost.

To register for any of the courses offered at the Early Childhood Summer Institute or for more information go to:


Dennis has been the Director of the the VT-HEC since it was founded in 2000. He spent 16 years at the VT-DOE as Director of teams with various names that included: special education, Title I, health and wellness and other family and education support services. Prior to that Dennis worked at the Barre Town School (VT) starting as a special educator and serving many years as the Director of Student Support Services. He also spent 6 years as a classroom teacher grades 5-8 in NJ.

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