2022 Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) Annual Conference: 50th Anniversary

Making History and Shaping the Future



Date: Thursday & Friday, October 13-14, 2022

Location: Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain, Burlington, Vermont

Two powerful in-person conference days to re-engage with your colleagues and re-energize your professional practice. Together, we’ll hone our skills to shape the future for children, families, and ourselves through keynotes, panels, and hands-on workshops. And we’ll celebrate the history we’ve made together as VTAEYC turns 50!  With a focus on imagination and creativity, you’ll leave inspired and better prepared as educators and leaders to tackle the day’s challenges and advance excellence and equity in early childhood education.

We need you!

Looking for volunteers to assist in-person on October 13 + 14 at the conference. Please sign up here. Volunteers must be a VTAEYC+NAEYC member and will receive a 50% discount off registration.

Apply for a student scholarship to attend the conference at half price!

To qualify you must:

  • live or work in Vermont
  • be attending a regionally accredited college or university
  • have an enrollment status as either full-time or half-time
  • be studying Early Childhood Education or a related field

Application will be open until September 30, 2022 or until all applications have been awarded, whichever is sooner.

Our Keynote Presenters

Cassandra O’Neill

Thursday, October 13

Setting Our Leadership GPS: Where Do We Want to Go?

This engaging keynote will inspire participants to dream about where they want to go individually and collectively where we want to go as a profession. You can’t get to where you want by typing into a GPS where you don’t want to go. We will explore our peak experiences in this field, and our dreams and wishes for the future.

Lydia Clemmons, PhD, MPH

Friday, October 13

Sparking Creativity in Young Children: The Art of Teaching Joy and Resilience during Challenging Times

The keynote address will interweave theory/best practices in early childhood education and creativity (birth to grade 3), family storytelling, and a brief interactive component with participants. The address will include a power point presentation with embedded audio and/or videos.

Here is a brief overview of the days’ events (in EST):

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

3-5pm: Early Registration

Thursday, October 13, 2022

7:30am-4:30pm: Registration

7:30-8:30am: Continental Breakfast

8am-5pm: Exhibitor Tabling

8:30-9:45am: Opening Plenary

9:45am-12pm: Northern Lights Office Hours

9:45-10am: Break

10am-12pm: Workshops

12-1pm: Awards Ceremony Luncheon

1-1:15pm: Break

1:15-2:45pm: Workshops

2:45-3pm: Cookie Break

3-4:30pm: Workshops

4:30-5:30pm: Break

5:30-7:30pm: VTAEYC 50th Anniversary Reunion Reception (special ticketed member event)

Friday, October 14, 2022

7:30am-12pm: Registration

7:30-8:30am: Continental Breakfast

8am-5pm: Exhibitor Tabling

8:30-9:45am: Day 2 Plenary

9:45am-12pm: Northern Lights Office Hours

9:45-10am: Break

10am-12pm: Workshops

12-1pm: Buffet Lunch and VTAEYC Annual Meeting

1-1:15pm: Break

1:15-2:45pm: Workshops

2:245-3pm: Break

3-4:30pm: Recognition Ceremony and Closing Celebration

Seeking Nominations for the new VTAEYC Awards

Early Childhood Educator Student of the Year

Children’s Champion

Distinguished Service

Emerging Leader

Outstanding Member

Click here to learn more and nominate!

Thank you to our 2022 conference sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Thursday, Oct. 13, Continental Breakfast Sponsor
Closing & Recognition Ceremony Sponsor

Cash and Item Sponsors

Awards Ceremony Luncheon Sponsor
50th Anniversary Reunion Reception Sponsor

Interested in conference sponsorships or vending? Contact us!

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