Project Resources

Kits, publications, videos, and core documents to build awareness of the work to advance early childhood education as a profession - and why it matters.

New Resources!

Click the image to open and download any of these new resources.

Professional Identity Flyer

Based on a popular social post: print this flyer, write in what you want your program to be called, and put it on your wall.

Act 76 Explainer

How Act 76 supports an early childhood education profession - and what the new 2023 law does and does not do.

Professional Identity Toolkit

Who we are and what we do: Samples, resources, and a thought board to support implementing a professional identity as early childhood educators.

Flyers, Social Posts, and Toolkits

Social Media Assets To Use And Share
Social Posts: Teaching And Learning Through Play

Tiles showing how early childhood educators use play to help children learn about themselves and their world.

Social Posts: "I Am An ECE"

Quotes from Vermont workforce members about what it means to be an early childhood educator, with photos of Vermont early childhood educators at work.

Social Posts: Audacious Vision + Identity

Social tiles featuring key components of the Audacious Vision for the Profession of Tomorrow and its roles and responsibilities. Text from The Unifying Framework.

Social Posts: Most Popular

This initiative’s most affirming, most liked, and most shared social media posts.


All current Advancing as a Profession flyers available to download, print, post, and share.

Social Media Toolkit: Using Your Digital Voice

A toolkit to support early childhood educators as digital advocates on social media. Developed by Let’s Grow Kids in partnership with VTAEYC.

Professional Identity Toolkit: Who We Are and What We Do

Samples, resources, and a thought board to support implementing a professional identity as early childhood educators.

Sharing Advancing as a Profession Resources?

All our social posts and videos are available to share. We love it when you tag us! @VTAEYC

Charts and Graphics

Workforce-led Engagement Graphic

Updated April 2022

This graphic shows this project’s quantitative engagement with Vermont’s early childhood education workforce and stakeholders.

Proposed Minimum Compensation Scale

From design team work completed in 2022

This chart featuring our design team’s compensation research and recommendations was shared in the 2022 professional development session “Advancing Early Childhood Education as a Profession: What’s the Latest?” 

Consensus Documents

The Task Force's Publications on How Vermont Aligns With the Recommendations in The Unifying Framework

Professional Identity:
Full | Brief

Three Designations with Aligned Preparation Pathways:
Full | Brief | Video

Professional Compensation:
Full | Video

Professional Licensure:
Full | Brief | Video

Information Sessions & Professional Development

Recordings and Recaps

Virtual Advancing as a Profession professional development sessions are saved to our Youtube playlist after we no longer offer that session. Most are available in both full-length and 20-minute brief versions. You can explore all past offerings in our playlist.

The videos here are info sessions, some of which are embedded in current and past professional development sessions:

“The Legislative Process” Understanding how model legislation eventually becomes law with Let’s Grow Kids’ Chief Policy Officer Sarah Kenney.

“The Role of Higher Ed in Advancing as a Profession” Dr. Kaitie Northey describes how ECE preparation programs support the initiative through a study group created to improve collaboration and alignment with NAEYC’s Professional Standards and Competencies.

“Minimum Compensation Standards” A presentation from Sherry Carlson on the Design Team’s compensation research and recommendations.

Five-Minute Videos

Brief Videos On Core Concepts of The Unifying Framework

VTAEYC publishes short videos to help illustrate core concepts of The Unifying Framework. View our playlist of short videos, which also includes short videos celebrating the early childhood educators leading the effort.

At right:Honoring ECEs Through Professional Licensure

Looking For Supports?

VTAEYC offers career supports, scholarships, grants, and bonuses and can connect you with additional opportunities.
No- or low-cost credential opportunities, combined with your experience can help you transition to ECE I, II, or III.