Early childhood educators
make a difference

Ready to improve early childhood education? Become a VTAEYC Member.

Early Childhood Education
is Worth Investing In

We advance equity and excellence in early childhood education with early childhood educators as our foundation. As a membership organization, we provide resources and advocate for policies that move early childhood education forward now and for the future.


We are a professional membership organization that promotes high-quality early learning for children birth to age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

Our Programs

We offer career supports, financial aid opportunities, grants, student loan repayment programs, and more to help early childhood educators start and continue a career in ECE. 


We administer the System for Program Access to Resources for Quality Supports (SPARQS). The purpose of SPARQS is to support a culture of quality throughout Vermont’s early childhood education programs.

Get Involved

Join us in advancing early childhood education as a profession in Vermont, advocate, donate, volunteer, and learn about our Exchange fellowship program.

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Wellness Institute for Family Child Care
You asked, we listened! We are excited to offer the 2024 Wellness Institute for Family Child Care Home owners and their staff. Please join us ...

Upcoming Events

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Wellness Institute for Family Child Care Homes

June 22, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - We are excited to offer the 2024 Wellness Institute for Family Child Care Homes. Please ...
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CLASS 2nd Edition Pre-K–3rd Observer Certification Training

July 1, 2024 - July 3, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm - Date: July 1-3, 2024 Time: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM CLASS 2nd Edition Pre-K–3rd Observer Certification ...
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STARS CQI Planning and Application Support for Family Home and Center Based Programs CoP

July 10, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Work together with peers, SPARQS Quality Support Specialists, and CDD STARS team members to develop ...
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Take Note

Vermont graduates with early childhood education degrees: apply by July 15 and you may be eligible for a *supplemental payment of $4,000* toward your student loan debt!