VTAEYC Annual Conference
Spark Creative and Joyful Learning
November 6 + 7, 2023
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
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa
1746 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT 05672
Founded in 1963, Stoweflake has grown from a modest motel into one of Vermont’s premiere resort and spa destinations.
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.
Schedule at a Glance
3:00-5:00 PM – Early Registration
5:00-6:00 PM – Member Mix and Mingle
Request for Workshop Proposals
We appreciate your interest in submitting a proposal for our 2023 VTAEYC Annual Conference. This event would not be possible without the commitment from our partners who take time to support the professional development needs of early childhood education professionals in Vermont. Please review the Conference Details before filling out the Request for Proposals Survey.
Day 1 Keynote Presenter
Junlei Li, Ph.D. is the Program Chair of the Human Development and Education and the Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research and practice focus on supporting the helpers – those who serve children and families on the frontlines of education and social services. Studying orphanages, child care, schools, youth programs, he co-develops the “Simple Interactions” approach to help affirm what ordinary people do extraordinarily well with children in everyday moments. His work is significantly inspired by the pioneering work of Fred Rogers when he served as the Co-Director and Rita M. McGinley Chair for Early Learning and Children’s Media at the Fred Rogers Center.
Day 2 Keynote Presenters
MERGE for Equality
A program of North American MenEngage Network (NAMEN), Inc.
MERGE for Equality, Early Childhood Initiative, works to advance the beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors that allow men and boys to be their authentic selves and embrace their role in ensuring gender equality. We do this in partnership with individuals, groups, and communities across the globe, including alliances that ensure fairness for women and children.
Sponsors and Exhibitors
We invite any organization, agency, or business whose mission, vision, and values align with VTAEYC to become a sponsor for our 2023 Annual Conference. This event is Vermont’s touchstone event for the field of early childhood education. Your support will help over 350 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 350 ECE professionals across two days. Exhibitor tables are limited and reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Each year, VTAEYC honors exceptional early childhood educators and allied professionals for their commitment through the Annual Awards and the Early Childhood Educator of the Year (ECEOY) Award. These awards are presented annually at VTAEYC’s Early Childhood Education Annual Conference. In 2023, the Annual Awards and Early Childhood Educator of the Year will be announced on November 7, 2023.
Annual Award Nominations are due by August 1, 2023
ECEOY Nominations are due by June 30, 2023.
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.