Quality Improvement

Our nonprofit organization is dedicated to improving the quality of care and education, improving the professional practice of early childhood professionals, and building public understanding and support for high quality early childhood programs.  VAEYC works in uses three ways to achieve our vision and mission:

(1) We seek to support the quality improvement efforts of early care and education  programs.

  • In our Quality Improvement Project  we do this by providing direct technical assistance to center-based, regulated programs advancing through STARS and/or seeking National Accreditation through a cadre of mentors we have trained throughout the state. 
  • VAEYC is part of a planning team, under Vermont Birth to Three,  supporting the development is a VTShared Services Web-Portal which provides online tools & cost savings for all early childhood programs.

(2) We seek to impact the quality of the early care and education workforce by providing professional development experiences that elevate their professional knowledge. 

  • Our Annual Early Childhood Fall Conference and Retreat is VT’s largest early childhood professional development event.
  • T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Vermont Scholarship Project helping to support early childhood professionals working in regulated child care attain degrees in our field. 

(3)  As a member of Vermont’s Early Childhood Alliance, VAEYC seeks to improve VT’s early care and education system through our participation in grassroots advocacy activities.