How it works:

Advancing as a Profession provides professional development to involve early childhood educators throughout the state. Participants learn about the national and statewide initiatives to advance, and examine in depth the recommendations put forth by the Task Force. Facilitated conversations give all participants the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the recommendations.

After each training, workforce members offer feedback to the Task Force through surveys. The Task Force reviews and discusses this feedback, using it to inform Consensus Documents.

VTAEYC is an approved Northern Lights professional development sponsor for participants in Advancing as a Profession online real-time trainings.

Please see recordings of our previous Advancing as a Profession PD sessions below.


PD Session 4 (2021-22): Professional Licensure

Synopsis video containing key points (20:08)

Full recording (1:16:05)


PD Session 3 (2021): A Well-Compensated Profession

Synopsis video containing key points (14:08)

Full recording (1:57:43)


PD Session 2 (2020-21): Three Designations with Aligned Preparation Pathways

Synopsis video containing key points (14:49)

Full recording (1:10:26)


PD Session 1 (2020): Intro to Advancing ECE as a Profession in Vermont

Full recording (1:55:44)