published by the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children

September/October 2009

Documentation of Professional Development ("DPD") Forms
at this year's conference

James Woodard | Conference and Publications Coordinator

This year, following in our ongoing efforts to make your conference experience as efficient as possible, and to "go green" by reducing paper waste, we're changing the way we deliver your Documentation of Professional Development forms to you. Instead of photocopying hundreds and hundreds of copies on paper, and spending hours and hours trying to get stray DPD forms to attendees who weren't able to get them at the conference, we're putting this all online.

After you attend the conference, you'll simply go to and click on the links for "DPD forms." You'll enter your name, and you can download and/or print DPD forms that will already have your name filled in.

The one catch? You MUST, MUST, MUST be sure to sign in on the attendance sheet at each workshop you attend. If you do not sign in, we won't be able to verify that you attended that workshop, and the online system won't know to give you access to the DPD for a workshop you attended. This is really no different than in years past – your attendance is not considered "legit" if you hadn't signed in on an attendance sheet.

At the end of your conference attendance, remember to pull out and keep the paper part of your name badge (we recycle the plastic holders year-to-year). Instructions on how to access your DPD forms are printed on the backside. Also, in order to access your DPD forms online, you'll need to enter your name exactly as it appears on your nametag. This should help to minimize any nickname-related access errors – for example, if my nametag says "James Woodard" but I try to find my DPDs under "Jim Woodard" it's not going to work. So, remember to take the paper part of your nametag so you have directions and the proper login name.

Questions? As always, feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to help.

Annual Meeting Announcement
Laurel Bongiorno | President, VAEYC Board of Directors

VAEYC members, join us at our Annual Meeting.
Click here to view the invitation.

VAEYC Jobs Board
Melissa Riegel-Garret | Executive Director, VAEYC

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Congratulations to these Centers Accredited or Reaccredited in 2009!
Melissa Riegel-Garret | Executive Director, VAEYC

Apple Tree Learning Centers

Central VT Head Start / Connecticut Valley

Charlotte Children's Center

Children's Preschool and Enrichment Center

College Street Children's Center

Northwoods Head Start

Otter Creek Child Center

Stepping Stones Children's Center

Y's Time at the Congregational Churc

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

2009 Fall Conference Information

Please arrive by 8:30am each morning!




Click here to view the conference brochure

You can still register until Friday, October 16th

Fall Fundraiser

This year VAEYC is doing a fundraiser that will not cost you anything. This is a great way to
support VAEYC and it's easy to participate.

The EcoPhones Recycling Fundraiser is easy to do. Simply ask neighbors, friends, coworkers
and local businesses to donate and recycle items they no longer use:
• Cell Phones
• Ink Jet Printer Cartridges
• Laptop Computers
• Apple iPods
• Digital Cameras
• Digital Video Cameras

All you have to do is collect as many items listed above and bring them to the VAEYC
conference. We will have a box located at the registration table and at the VAEYC hospitality
table where you can drop off items.

Thank you in advance for supporting VAEYC!

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Look for the next edition of eConnections in December!