published by the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children

September 2008

4 weeks to go!
The 2008 Fall Conference and Retreat
James Woodard | Conference and Publications Coordinator

The conference brochure is out, online registration is open, and workshops will be filling up quickly! The conference registration deadling is October 15th.

If you plan to stay over at the Sheraton Burlington on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday nights, be sure to call 1-800-325-3535 before the newly extended deadline of October 1st in order to take advantage of the special rate of $99/night for all conference attendees.

If you tried to reserve a room at the Sheraton but were told that none were available, please click here!

Conference Logo

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Lori Harris | Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Child Care Center

The NAEYC Accreditation system has been in what is commonly referred to as the “new system” for two years now, with more than 9,000 programs now accredited across the United States.  There are 103 NAEYC-accredited programs in Vermont..... [read more]

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Professional Development Survey
Robin Ploof | Director, Stepping Stones Children's Center

The Professional Preparation and Development Committee has developed a tool to survey the professional development needs for early childhood professionals. We want to hear from as many of you as possible who work with young children in a variety of settings, not just in child care or early childhood classrooms! What we learn from you will help guide our work and develop new ideas to support professional development of early childhood professionals in Vermont.

You have two options for completing the survey. Fill it out online
or print a hard copy from this link and finish it offline. Please make as many copies of this as you wish and distribute the survey to your colleagues! Mail or fax completed survey(s) to Northern Lights at the address/fax number listed on the survey.

In this issue...

From the President
Passing the Baton

From the Executive Director
Looking for our next Secretary

Annual Awards
We're looking for your nominations!

More 2008 Conference Information:

Meet the Featured Presenters
Margaret Leitch-Copeland and Scott Noyes to be featured presenters

Conference Annual Dinner
Schedule of Events for the
Friday night Annual Dinner

Davis Center at UVM

Thursday and Friday daytime programming for
the fall conference will be at the
Davis Center on the UVM campus

The conference brochure is out! Did you get one? View and download the brochure here, or send us an email to request a hard copy.

Meet the VAEYC Board of Directors

Look for the next edition of eConnections in early November!