Register to participate in NAEYC\’s 2021 Public Policy Forum!

a message from Sonja Raymond, VTAEYC Executive Director

Your voice is needed!

As your state team leader, I am proud to bring our Vermont expertise and commitment to Washington, D.C.
Whether you’re an experienced advocate or a brand-new educator, we welcome all of your voices and hope you will join us from February 28 – March 1, 2021 for NAEYC’s first ever Virtual Public Policy Forum.


Benefits of attending

As a 2021 Public Policy Forum participant, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Be part of a powerful team working to advance federal and state early childhood policy
  • Hear from national and state policy leaders and fellow advocates
  • Get the resources and experiences you need to sharpen your advocacy skills
  • Learn about new tools, strategies, and tactics to try in your own state and community
  • Build critical relationships on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff


On Sunday, February 28 and Monday, March 1, you will participate in a range of expert policy briefings, guest speakers, and skill-building breakout sessions, providing many opportunities for networking and learning.

Cost of attendance

The fee to attend the 2021 Public Policy Forum is $100/person, which includes all three days of the event, from the start at 1:00 pm ET on Sunday through the end of Hill Day (in late afternoon) on Tuesday!


As Vermont Team Leader, I am responsible for coordinating our state team. Please contact me directly at to request an online registration link.

Recruit more advocates

Since this is a members-only event, we are encouraging you all to recruit a diverse group of your friends, colleagues, and partners who work in all early childhood settings to become NAEYC/VTAEYC members and join your state team. Now is the perfect time!
If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact me directly or email NAEYC at You can also check NAEYC’s website to find more information.
Every day, you work to prepare our next generation of leaders, supporting children, families, educators, and communities. We know exactly why an investment in early childhood education matters—and why early childhood educators are the key to success. And it is our job to make sure our elected officials know it too.
This opportunity is open only to NAEYC/VTAEYC members. Join or renew today!
I look forward to working together!