The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) advances equity and excellence in early childhood education with early childhood educators as our foundation. VTAEYC is the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s largest membership organization of early childhood education professionals. As a nonprofit membership organization with a small staff, a dedicated Board, and a collaborative approach, VTAEYC provides resources and advocates for policies that move early childhood education forward now and for the future.
VTAEYC is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022. In the early 1970’s, a group of early childhood educators recognized the need for a professional network in Vermont to represent and support the broad range of professional roles in early childhood education. Since then, VTAEYC members have come together to offer ongoing professional development, support the growth of the early childhood education workforce, build public understanding of early childhood education, and advocate for young children, their families, and themselves. We invite all who care about young children and early childhood educators that care for them to join us.