The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) works to build public awareness about early childhood and early childhood issues through advocacy and outreach.

VTAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

We are committed to the creation and implementation of an early care and education system in Vermont that will ensure all children birth to age eight have access to high-quality, affordable early care and learning opportunities. Providing this access will advance social and community well-being, strengthen families, foster economic development, and provide the greatest positive impact for future generations by supporting all children to thrive and reach their full potential.

In response to the latest research on brain development, the importance of teacher/child relationships and what we know about return on early childhood investments, we fully support the need for accessible, affordable high-quality programming and an educated and well compensated workforce for each and every child in our state.

VTAEYC collaborates with key advocacy and systems building organizations:

Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance
Let’s Grow Kids
Building Bright Futures