T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Vermont

Debt-free education opportunities for Vermont early childhood educators, from certificate through BA.

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Advancing ECE as a Profession

A workforce-led initiative moving toward a cohesive, high quality, appropriately resourced early childhood education profession.

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Early Childhood Education Conference

Sept. 29-30, Oct. 20-21, Nov. 8-9. Honoring our children, our families, and ourselves.

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Early Childhood Educator of the Year

Announced in October, this annual award recognizes the contributions of an outstanding Vermont early childhood educator.

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Our Mission

Our mission and vision: To enhance the quality of early childhood programs and professional practices, and to advocate for young children (birth through 8 years) and their families in order to realize the promise of every Vermont child.


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A trustworthy process

Adapted from the Task Force’s forthcoming Consensus Document on Professional Compensation: The Task Force for Advancing Early Childhood Education as a Profession in Vermont focuses on …
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Why can’t we lift all boats?

by Staci Otis I’ve been watching this week’s PBS NewsHour series “Raising the future: America’s child care dilemma.” This topic is so important to me as …
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Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children

3 days 18 hours ago

You won’t want to miss anti-bias leaders Louise Derman-Sparks and Debbie LeeKeenan on Weds., Sept. 29, 6-8 PM. To amplify their message: anti-bias education is

Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children

4 days 18 hours ago

Award countdown! The 2021 Early Childhood Educator of the Year will be announced at the ECE conference the evening of October 20. Vermont is full

Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children

1 week 2 days ago

Calling all ECE students who live or work in Vermont! You can attend the virtual Early Childhood Education Conference for FREE. Applicants need to be