VTAEYC Annual Conference

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October 28 + 29, 2024
Killington, Vermont

About The Event

The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) is inviting all early childhood educators and professionals to join us to spark creative and joyful learning for ourselves, for the children we teach, and the families we serve. We hope you will join us in Stowe, Vermont for two in-person conference days where we will participate in fun and creative sessions, learning, and networking.

The 2023 Conference offers workshops and plenary sessions on topics that relate to developmentally appropriate practices, family & youth engagement, meaningful interactions, and resources and supports for early childhood educators. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to engage in new learning, spark your passion for early childhood topics, and engage in creative and fun workshops through a social justice and equity lens. The Conference will offer over 36 workshops across six breakout sessions, two keynote presentations, and a variety of networking opportunities.

Responsive Practices through an Equity Lens
Engaging Children and their Families
Meaningful and Intentional Interactions
Systems, Resources, and Supports


Killington Grant Resort Hotel & Conference Center

228 East Mountain Road, Killington, VT 05751

Killington Resort is a four-season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains.
Today our guests can enjoy a decades-long tradition of Vermont hospitality that encompasses 120 upscale guestrooms and suites, family-friendly townhouses, a 50,000 sq. ft. nationally acclaimed spa and fitness center, dining venues and state-of-the-art conference facilities.

How You Can Get Involved

  • Volunteer on one of our conference committees!
    • General Committee
    • Content Commitee
    • Fundraising Commitee
  • Share your ideas for potential keynotes and workshop presenters.
  • Share your interest in being a future volunteer.
  • Nominate someone for Early Childhood Educator of the Year or one of Annual Awards.

Event Schedule

Selecting your Workshop Sessions

If you have purchased a ticket for the Annual Conference, you will need to RSVP for the Plenary on the day(s) you’ll be attending and the individual workshop sessions you wish to select. Workshop sessions are first come, first served, but waitlists for each session are available.

Selecting your workshop sessions:

  1. Go to Day of Conference app/webpage.
    1. You will need to create unique login details by clicking “Don’t have an account? Sign up here“.
    2. They will use their email address that was entered at the time of registration.
  2. Click on Agenda in the left-hand menu.
  3. If you will be arriving Sunday night and want to meet our exhibitors early, click the RSVP button found on the right-hand side of Member Mix and Mingle
  4. Next select Mon, Nov 6 or Tue Nov 7 to get started on selecting your sessions to be added to “My Agenda”.
  5. Click the RSVP button found on the right-hand side of the Morning Plenary if you are planning on attending this session.
  6. Scroll down to Workshop Block 1 and click View Session.
  7. Click the RSVP button found on the right-hand side for the session you would like to attend in this workshop block.
  8. Click the back button to return to the full agenda. Repeat step 4 & 5 for Workshop Block 2 & 3.
  9. If you are attending for both days of the Conference, you will repeat steps 3-6 on the second day.
  10. You have the optional choice of adding the other events (breaks, lunch) found in the full agenda to your “My Agenda” section to see everything you’ll be doing at the conference in one place.

You can find a pdf version of these instruction with screenshots by viewing: Selecting Your Workshop Sessions. If you need additional assistance or have any other questions, please email conference@vtaeyc.org.

Keynote Speakers

James Arana

Senior Trainer


Keira Durrett

Senior Trainer

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Thomas Weiner

Senior Trainer


Sponsors and Exhibitors


We invite any organization, agency, or business whose mission, vision, and values align with VTAEYC to become a sponsor for our 2024 Annual Conference. This event is Vermont’s touchstone event for the field of early childhood education. Your support will help over 300 early childhood educators, family advocates, and program leaders come together to learn, network, and retreat in a relaxing setting.


We want to showcase the vital businesses and organizations that are building assets and finding solutions within the early childhood community by inviting you to purchase an Exhibitor table.  You will have the opportunity to market your services, products, or resources with over 300 ECE professionals across two days. Exhibitor tables are limited and reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.



Past Annual Conferences

VTAEYC has been hosting our Annual Conference for over 50 years. You can view our previous Annual Conference Brochures and detailed information from each year by clicking the buttons below.