published by the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children

July/August 2009

What is the Northern Lights
Career Development Center?

Maureen Young-McCarthy | Coordinator, Northern Lights Career Development Center | VAEYC Board Secretary

The Vermont Northern Lights Career Development Center for Early Childhood and Afterschool Professionals is funded by a grant from the Child Development Division of the Vermont Agency of Human Services. Northern Lights works with a number of statewide committees and groups. Common goals include...[read more]

State House Open House /
Step Up for Kids Day
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Capital Building, Montpelier, VT

Vermont's future prosperity depends on our ability to nurture capable children who will become tomorrow's business and community leaders. That is why hundreds of parents with their children, child care providers, early childhood professionals and employers will gather at the State House for a day of activities co-hosted by the Kids Are Priority One Coalition and Every Child Matters...[read more]

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Take a look at what's coming up through VAEYC, NAEYC,
and other of our Early Childhood Education partners.

Click here to view the calendar

Seeking Nominations for the 2009
VAEYC Distinguished Service Award

Do you know someone who has shown dedication and outstanding service to Vermont's young children and families over a long period of time? Do you have a colleague dedicated to building excellence for children, who has had a sustained impact on the lives of Vermont children and families over at least 10 years of service?

Each year, VAEYC seeks to recognize exactly this type of Vermonter at our annual meeting of the membership. (To be held in 2009 at the VAEYC Fall Conference).

To make a nomination, please complete the nomination form and return by October 1, 2009 to:

VAEYC/Awards Committee
P.O. Box 464
Waterbury, VT 05676

Kids Are Priority One: Advocacy Update
Kim Friedman | Organizing Director, Kids Are Priority One Coalition

There is a lot happening on the advocacy front! Check out these updates from the Kids are Priority One Coalition.

Also in this issue...

President's Corner
Report Back from
NAEYC's Professional Development Institute

From the Executive Director
Update on Summer; Looking Toward Fall

CDC H1N1 Guidance for Early Childhood Programs
Federal government H1N1 guidelines
for child care and early childhood programs

Meet Your VAEYC Board Members
Sonja Raymond, Accreditation Project Coordinator


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