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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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 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

Communications Specialist

Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) seeks a highly motivated and dynamic Communications Specialist to join our team. This role is pivotal in advancing our mission through strategic communications and development efforts. The Communications Specialist will inform and implement strategies to enhance VTAEYC’s brand, messaging, and public image.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update social media accounts.
  • Prepare and send mass email campaigns.
  • Develop and update website content and oversee video production.
  • Write, edit, and produce various publications including e-newsletters, media releases, blogs, project deliverables, graphics, one-pagers, presentations, flyers, ads, and other promotional materials.
  • Design and implement advocacy and outreach campaigns using multiple approaches.
  • Cultivate media contacts and respond to media queries.
  • Secure strategic placements in print, broadcast, blogs, and online sources.
  • Work with cross-organizational teams on information tracking in Every Action.

ECE Program Assessment Specialist

VTAEYC is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) Early Childhood Education Program Assessment Specialists for the newly created Vermont System for Program Access to Resources for Quality Supports (SPARQS).

In this role, you will report to the Associate Director for ECE Program Quality. You’ll conduct confidential, timely, valid, and reliable unscored consultation and scored assessments using state-approved program assessment tools for regulated infant, toddler, preschool, and afterschool programs for the STARS Program Assessment System. Ideal candidates will have direct knowledge of approved STars Assessment tools, including CLASS.

ECE Program Quality Support Specialist

VTAEYC is seeking a full-time Early Childhood Education Program Quality Support Specialist (QSS) for the expanding SPARQS Program.

Reporting to the Associate Director for ECE Program Quality, you’ll provide consultation, coaching, mentoring, and technical assistance in continuous quality improvement to regulated early childhood and afterschool programs and Vermont Early Childhood Networks.

While primarily providing phone, virtual, and in-person coaching, technical assistance, and mentoring for all the different types of regulated programs in one assigned region, QSS staff will together serve the entire state.

ECE Professional Development Specialist

VTAEYC is seeking a a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as a Professional Development Specialist.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in providing exceptional customer service, coordinating events, and managing relationships with partner organizations. The Professional Development Specialist will play a crucial role in coordinating high-quality professional development opportunities for regional and statewide early childhood educator networks, programs and the VTAEYC Annual Conference.

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
VTAEYC Seeks Nominations for 2024 Early Childhood Educator of the Year
May 6, 2024 The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) enthusiastically invites nominations for Vermont’s 2024 Early Childhood Educator of the Year. ...
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, ...

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