Past Events

Spring Speaker 2012


In collaboration with Champlain College’s Master’s in Early Childhood Education, VAEYC was pleased to welcome our 2012 Spring Speaker to Vermont on Wednesday, May 16th. Joan Almon, Director of the Alliance for Childhood, presented two workshops: The Crisis in Early Education in the afternoon and The Crisis in the Kindergarten in the evening. You can learn more about Joan’s important work on the Alliance for Childhood website.

Click here to read Joan’s latest research report:
PDF IconCrisis in Early Education: A Research Based Case for More Play and Less Pressure (PDF)


The 2011 VAEYC fall conference was held on Thursday and Friday October 20th and 21st 2011, at the Killington Grand Hotel and Conference Center in Killington, VT.

Rusty Keeler and Jason Kotecki


Keynote presenters:
Rusty Keeler and Jason Kotecki
Featured presenters:
Jeanine Fitzgerald and Scott Noyes

Interested in seing a sample of what we offer each year?
Take a look at last year’s conference brochure.

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Spring Speaker 2011

VAEYC welcomes Diane Levin to Champlain College on May 18th for this year's Spring Speaker Series. Click here for more information.VAEYC’s 2011 Spring Speaker was Diane E. Levin, Ph.D., Professor of Education at Wheelock College in Boston, MA. Diane spoke about her book, So Sexy So Soon. Diane’s book has received high praise and excellent reviews.

Here are some links related to the themes discussed during Diane’s presentation.

Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
Beyond Good & Evil: Children, Media & Violent Times
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women
Save Our Schools March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, July 30

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is a national coalition of health care professionals, educators, advocacy groups, parents, and individuals who care about children.  A project of Third Sector New England in Boston, CCFC is the only national organization devoted to limiting the impact of commercial culture on children. CCFC’s staff and Steering Committee are activists, authors, and leading experts on the impact of media and marketing on children. Most of us are also parents.