Early childhood educators
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Early Childhood Education
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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.
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.
Join us in advancing early childhood education as a profession in Vermont, advocate, donate, volunteer, and learn about our Exchange fellowship program.
VTAEYC in 2023
Tammy Gosley of Bennington is the 2023 Vermont Early Childhood Educator of the Year. Gosley is a Lead Teacher with Head Start / Early Head …
By Victoria Ward Exciting news from SPARQS: Starting today, early childhood education and afterschool programs will be able to start scheduling program assessments. These program assessments …
By Rachel Hunter When I talk to early childhood educators about advancing early childhood education as a profession, people usually ask the same questions: “How …
November 2, 2023 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Join Student Loan Lawyer, Joshua Cohen to learn about updates to student loan repayment programs as well as expanded eligibility for the Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program for Early Childhood Educators. Click here to register
November 2, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Join Student Loan Lawyer, Joshua Cohen to learn about updates to student loan repayment programs as well as expanded eligibility for the Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program for Early Childhood Educators. Click here to register
October 18, 2023 @ 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm – Join CDD, VTAEYC, Let’s Grow Kids, and First Children’s Finance for a panel discussion about Act 76 (The 2023 Child Care Bill) on Wednesday, October 18 from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. The panel will tackle frequently asked questions about Vermont’s new child care law and will provide status updates on its ongoing implementation. Submit questions […]
The CDD is distributing $20 million to help Vermont’s early childhood education programs stabilize, expand, and improve quality. These Readiness Payments are to help programs prepare as Act 76 is implemented.