published by the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children

Special Bulletin – October 2008

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The 2008 Fall Conference and Retreat
James Woodard | Conference and Publications Coordinator

The deadline for conference registration is Wednesday, October 15th! Many workshops still have plenty of space – but they're filling up fast! Click here to register now!

Click here if you still need to review the conference brochure.

If you intend to stay overnight in Burlington, the Sheraton Burlington is offering a fantastic rate of $99/night for all conference participants. There is only one day left to reserve a room at this rate – the deadline for room reservations at this rate is Wednesday, October 8th.


Other Conference Updates

Early Childhood Gubernatorial Forum

On Thursday October 23rd, from 6pm – 8pm, VAEYC and the Kids are Priority One Coalition will be co-sponsoring a Gubernatorial Forum at the Sheraton Burlington. This event is free and open to the general public.

Candidates Gaye Symington and Anthony Pollina are confirmed. Governor Douglas is yet unconfirmed, but you can send him a personal invite by clicking here.

Mark Johnson of WDEV's Mark Johnson Show will be the moderator at this event.

We are looking for your input on questions to ask our candidates. Please email us with your suggestions.

Annual Dinner

In addition to a great meal, award presentations, and a brief presentation by Scott Noyes, the dinner also serves as the annual meeting of the VAEYC membership. You do not have to be a VAEYC member to attend the evening. A short portion of the evening will be devoted to conducting the business of Governing Board Elections.

Slate of Officers to be voted upon:

Robin Ploof for a 2 year term as President Elect

Maureen Young-McCarthy for a 4 year term as Secretary

More 2008 Conference Information:

Meet the Keynote Speakers
Adele Robinson, Jon Gailmor,
and Jeanine Fitzgerald
to be keynote speakers

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


Meet the VAEYC Board of Directors

Look for the next edition of eConnections in November!