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.
We offer career supports, financial aid opportunities, grants, student loan repayment programs, and more to help early childhood educators start and continue a career.
Join us in advancing early childhood education as a profession in Vermont, advocate, donate, volunteer, and learn about our Exchange fellowship program.
View our 2022 Accomplishments
To get a sense of what we collectively accomplished this past fiscal year, read VTAEYC’s FY2022 Annual Report or watch our 2-minute video synopsis.
Careers at VTAEYC
Early Childhood Education Program Assessment Specialists
VTAEYC is seeking two part-time (15-20 hours per week) Early Childhood Education Program Assessment Specialists for the newly created Vermont System for Program Access to Resources for Quality Supports (SPARQS).
These positions offer an exciting opportunity for experienced and passionate early childhood educators who are skilled at providing technical assistance and consultation to programs on continuous quality improvements to advance in a Quality Rating Systems (QRS), such as Vermont’s STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS). Ideal candidates will have direct knowledge of approved STars Assessment tools, including CLASS.
Associate Director for Early Childhood Educator Engagement
VTAEYC is seeking a full-time Associate Director for Early Childhood Educator Engagement to lead initiatives designed to recruit and retain early childhood educators in Vermont—an exciting opportunity for a strong project manager committed to strengthening the ECE workforce by providing them with valuable support.
Operations and Administrative Coordinator
VTAEYC is seeking a full-time Operations and Administrative Coordinator. This position offers an exciting opportunity for a highly organized and self motivated administrative professional to support all facets of VTAEYC including, but not limited to: data & technology systems, equipment coordination, membership development, accounting procedures, event planning, customer service, program support, and coordination of meetings. Reporting to the Director of Operations, you will work closely with all departments of a growing fast paced organization.
Media Requests & Press Releases
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, …
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 …
Burlington, VT: The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) is pleased to announce Sharron Harrington of Arlington, Vermont as its full-time executive …