About Us

Who We Are

VTAEYC is the state’s largest membership organization for early childhood educators and the state affiliate of NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children. As a nonprofit organization formed by a grassroots effort over 50 years ago and now with 500+ members, VTAEYC offers professional development, workforce development programs, and quality supports. With a growing staff, a dedicated board, and a collaborative approach, VTAEYC aims to meet the needs of today’s ECE workforce and programs and create a stronger, more equitable early childhood education system for the future.

What We Do

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.

Become a Member

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.

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Program

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

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Involved

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

View our 2023 Accomplishments

To get a sense of what we collectively accomplished this past fiscal year, read VTAEYC’s FY2023 Annual Report or watch our 2-minute video synopsis.

Careers at VTAEYC

VTAEYC is not currently hiring. For future updates, please subscribe to our newsletter below.

Media Requests​ & Press Releases​

VTAEYC is available and welcomes requests for interviews, quotes, background information, data related to our work,  and more. Please contact us at info@vtaeyc.org for inquiries.

Annual Awards
Annual Awards: Tammy Gosley of Bennington is 2023 Early Childhood Educator of the Year

Tammy Gosley of Bennington is the 2023 Vermont Early Childhood Educator of the Year. Gosley is a Lead Teacher with Head Start / Early Head …

Curtis Fund Commitment
The Curtis Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation Expands The Curtis Fund Commitment Scholarship

The Curtis Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation Expands The Curtis Fund Commitment: A Comprehensive Scholarship for Early Childhood Educators Burlington, VT: The Curtis Fund, …

Annual Awards
VTAEYC Seeks Nominations for Early Childhood Educator of the Year

Burlington, Vt: The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) invites nominations for Vermont’s 2023 Early Childhood Educator of the Year. Nominations are …

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