Human Services

Become A Care Provider Or Educator

The Foundation seeks to prepare students for further education and career paths in the Human Services field. Key components include: career exploration, CPR / First Aid and Mandated Reporter trainings, worksite readiness skills, human development, nutrition, working with unique populations, and hands-on application in a variety of community settings. Students who demonstrate competency in all areas are recommended for dual-enrollment status, which is offered through Vermont Technical College.   

The Fundamentals seeks to prepare students for further education, entry-level and career paths in early childhood education and / or related Human Services fields. It is a hybrid approach, incorporating both Vermont Northern Lights Career Development Center’s Fundamentals  curriculum and instructor-designed curriculum. Please see WHY Fundamentals?, as well as the Vermont Northern Lights Career Development Center’s Level I Fact SheetStudents have the opportunity to take online classes through the Community College of Vermont (CCV); a CCV instructor offers a series of human services-related classes, one per semester.

Grades 11-12 | Half Day | 120 minutes daily

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  • 10 credits on transcript
  • Successful completion of two high school English classes


(upon completion of two-year program)

  • 1 embedded social studies credit
  • 5 elective credits

Industry Recognized Credentials

  • American Heart Association CPR / First Aid
  • Abusive Head Trauma Presentation
  • Online Mandated Reporting
  • Basic Specialized Care Training
  • Fundamentals Licensing Module

Professional Skill Building

  • Community-Based Learning
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • Examination / Application of VT Child Care Regulations
  • Guiding Children’s Behavior
  • Health & Safety-Related Practices
  • Curriculum Development
  • Vermont Early Learning Standards
  • Ethical Practice & Confidentiality
  • Exploration of Family-Related Concerns