Sept/Oct 2013

Upcoming votes by the membership, October Mix and Mingle, and more inside!

VAEYC Fall Conference 2013
October 17 - 19, 2013 Killington

Registration closes Friday, Oct 11th!
To see the brochure and access the online registration, please click HERE

Upcoming VOTES of
the VAEYC Membership 

The Annual Meeting of the VAEYC Membership will take place 7:30-8:30am-October 18th, at the Killington Grand Hotel 
*ALL VAEYC membership are invited to attend, whether attending the conference or not.  If not attending the conference please RSVP to: 


VAEYC Vision/Mission statement proposed revisions and VOTE
VAEYC Annual Report Q and A
VOTE on slate of officers
Words of Inspiration: Gwen Simmons, NAEYC Affiliate Relations

VAEYC VISION/Mission Statement Proposed Revisions:
Proposed (Shared) Vision:
"To realize the promise of every Vermont child"
Proposed Mission:
"The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) will enhance  the quality of early childhood professional practices and programs, and advocate for young children (birth through 8 years) and their families to realize the potential of every Vermont child"

CLICK HERE to see the current Vision and Mission statements.

Full Annual Report document can be viewed here.
A summary sheet will be provided at the meeting.

Slate of officers presented to the VAEYC membership for voting:
Sharon Adams, President-Elect
Andrea Racek, President
Robin Ploof, Past-President
Theresa Robinson, Secretary
Jack Russell, Treasurer

VAEYC Membership Mix and Mingle

Join your fellow VAEYC Members and your VAEYC Board on:

Friday, October 18th, 2013
8:00-11:00 PM
Ovations at the Killington Grand

All are welcome (member, non-member, conference attendee or not!)
drop by anytime to network and connect with others, share your ideas and opinions and 

Enjoy Complimentary Karaoke 

We hope to see you there!

This segment of the day includes the opportunity to gain more information on specific topics, network with colleagues with similar interests, and focus on panel presentations. This segment of the day does not earn a Documentation of Professional Development Form, however you will receive a certificate which can count towards STARS requirements.  If you did not sign up for this session when you registered, please log back in using your email and password you created and select your choice!





Friday Session IV

F29: Back to School: College and University Opportunities for Early Educators
Representatives from the Vermont higher education institutions will be on hand to provide quick, clear, and comprehensive descriptions of their programs geared for adults already working in the early childhood field as well as for those interested in joining the field.

F30: Men TEACH
MenTeach-New England invites men and women to join us at VAEYC for conversation and networking. is a clearinghouse for those interested in increasing the recruitment and retention of male teachers.


F31: Power in Numbers — Leveraging the Buying Power of Goods and Services to Support Your Program  
Bring your ideas and voice to this informal, interactive session where we’ll discuss the most pressing needs and ideas surrounding ‘shared services’ - what it means, how it can benefit your program, and how we can collectively leverage our resources and buying power to enhance your program.

F32: Health Care Exchange
Learn more about health reform and the new Vermont Exchange, Vermont Health Connect and how it could impact your childcare program and your individual ability to find affordable health care.

F33: Child Care Regulations — finding the right balance
What’s happening with Vermont’s Child Care Regulations?  You are invited to spend sixty minutes discussing highlights of the proposed revisions to Center and Family Child Care Home regulations.


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