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									                     Early Childhood
                     Conference & Retreat




Keynote Speakers                            Featured Presenters




Thursday:          Friday & Saturday:       Thursday:            Friday & Saturday:
Jenna Bilmes       Lisa Murphy —            Jeanine Fitzgerald   Scott Noyes
                   the “Ooey Gooey Lady®”


Thursday, October 18th | Friday, October 19th | Saturday, October 20th
Dudley H. Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington VT

                    RegisteR Online nOw! gO tO vaeyc.ORg
Contents
3    Join VAEYC
4    About VAEYC
4    Conference Tracks
5    Schedule
6    Earn College Credit!
8    Keynote Events
11   Featured Presenters
14   Thursday Sessions
22   Friday Sessions
29   Saturday Sessions
38   Registration Info
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                         Become a member
                         Join The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children


As a professional in childcare, preschool, kindergarten,       VAEYC membership runs for the 12 months
Head Start, elementary school, or any other setting, you       subsequent to joining and entitles members
know the early years are learning years. Join VAEYC and        to benefits including:
we’ll help you make sure the early years count.
                                                               • Membership in NAEYC, our national
                                                                 parent organization
VAEYC is leading efforts to build better futures for all
young children. Our most important effort is supporting        • A complimentary subscription to Young Children or
you in the work you love. Join VAEYC and NAEYC,                  Teaching Young Children, the professional journals
and become part of a national campaign to provide                published by NAEYC
excellent early care and education for all children from       • Bi-monthly issues of eConnections, the VAEYC
birth through age eight.                                         e-newsletter
                                                               • Reduced rates at local, regional, and national AEYC
                                                                 conferences including this year’s VAEYC conference

Become a member online at                                      Mebership for individuals only, not for a center or school.
www.naeyc.org/membership
or mail the form below


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VAEYC Conference and Retreat 2012
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About VAEYC                                                             Conference Tracks (Continued)
The Vermont Association for the Education of Young                       ECE Professionals
Children (VAEYC) is an affiliate of the National Association             Workshops focused on supporting you as a professional early
for Education of Young Children, the nation’s largest                    educator
membership organization for early childhood professionals.
Our membership is open to anyone who cares about the                     Health & Well-Being
education and well-being of young children.                              Workshops that focus on supporting healthy social, emotional,
                                                                         and physical development in the early childhood setting
VAEYC’s mission is to improve the education and care
of young children in Vermont. VAEYC will enhance                         Home-based Child Care
                                                                         Workshops specifically developed for the family childcare
professional development and will advocate for young
                                                                         setting
children (birth through eight years) by:
• improving the education and status of early                            Infant/Toddler
   childhood practitioners;                                              Workshops geared specifically toward teachers and programs
                                                                         serving infants and toddlers
• improving standards of practice, and
• increasing public awareness and support for                            Instructor
   children and issues that affect them.                                 Workshops that provide creative ideas and opportunities to
                                                                         support instructors teaching adult learners


Conference Tracks                                                        Intentional Practice
                                                                         Workshops that encourage attendees to reflect on the
                                                                         teaching practice and program philosophy and practices
Advanced
Advanced workshops are appropriate for early                             Learning through Play
childhood educators with years of experience, a strong                   Workshops that focus on play and its relationship to
educational base, and/or an interest in stretching                       cognitive, social, motor, and language development
and challenging themselves through discussion with
colleagues, exam-ination of research, or application of                  Language/Literacy
new knowledge.                                                           Workshops that support young children’s language and
                                                                         literacy development
Accreditation
Workshops that support individuals who are interested                    Math/Science
in or currently going through the NAEYC accreditation                    Workshops that focus specifically on the understanding of
process                                                                  math and science concepts at the early childhood level

Business Practices                                                       Outdoor Environments
Workshops that specifically support the business needs                   Workshops that explore the natural world and outdoor spaces
of early childhood professionals                                         as opportunities for discovery and learning

Children with Special Needs                                              Program Administration
Workshops to improve your skills teaching children                       Workshops designed to address the challenges faced by
with special needs                                                       supervisors, administrators, and directors in early childhood
                                                                         settings
Communication
Workshops that support communication among the                           Social/Emotional Development
adults in early childhood programs                                       Workshops that focus on supporting young children’s social
                                                                         and emotional development in the early childhood setting
Creative Arts
Workshops with a focus on integrating creative arts                      Supporting Children & Families
into your classroom                                                      Workshops that are specifically designed to foster
                                                                         collaboration and partnership between teachers and families
Curriculum
Workshops appropriate for teachers and directors,
offering creative developmentally appropriate ideas to
integrate into your early childhood curricula


The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 18, 2012                                  Friday, October 19, 2012
7:30am – 8:30am: Registration and Coffee                    7:30am – 8:30am: Registration and coffee
8:30am – 9:00am: Welcome and Opening                        8:30am – 8:45am: Welcome and opening announcements
                 Announcements
                                                            8:45am – 10:15am: Keynote presentation from Lisa
9:00am – 10:15am: Keynote presentation from Jenna                             Murphy: What if Today Was Their Only Day?
                  Bilmes: Beyond Behavior Management:
                                                            10:15am – 10:30am: Morning break
                  The Six Life Skills Children Need
                                                            10:30am – 12:00pm: Friday session I workshops
10:15am – 10:30am: Morning break
                                                            12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch (included for registered
10:30am – 12:00pm: Thursday session I workshops
                                                                              conference participants)
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch (included for registered
                                                            1:15pm – 2:45pm: Friday session II workshops
                  conference participants)
                                                            2:45pm – 3:00pm: Afternoon break
1:15pm – 2:45pm: Thursday session II workshops
                                                            3:00pm – 4:30pm: Friday session III workshops
2:45pm – 3:00pm: Afternoon break
3:00pm – 4:30pm: Thursday session III workshops
                                                            Saturday, October 20, 2012
                                                            7:30am – 8:30am: Registration and coffee
                                                            8:30am – 8:45am: Welcome and opening announcements
                                                            8:45am – 10:15am: Keynote presentation from Lisa
Coming more than one day?                                                     Murphy: Many Kinds of Smart
Attending more than one day? All conference                 10:15am – 10:30am: Morning break
attendees are eligible for the conference rate              10:30am – 12:00pm: Saturday session I workshops
of $159/night at the Sheraton Hotel. Call
1-800-325-3535 to reserve your room. This                   12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch (included for registered
room rate is guaranteed until September 18th,                                 conference participants)
and available at the discretion of the Sheraton             1:15pm – 2:45pm: Saturday session II workshops
following that date.
                                                            2:45pm – 3:00pm: Afternoon break
                                                            3:00pm – 4:30pm: Saturday session III workshops

                                          Registration deadlines:
                  Early bird: Friday, September 21st. Rates increase through the regular deadline of
                     Friday, October 12th. Registrations cannot be accepted after October 12th!



Conference Plus Workshops
Conference Plus
In response to your feedback indicating that you’d            offered in an online format in November. Participants
like to spend more time exploring conference topics in        must commit to both sessions, and a reliable Internet
depth, this year VAEYC is piloting extended learning          connection is essential.
opportunities with three “Conference Plus” workshops.
                                                              This year, there is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for
Participants who select Conference Plus workshops             Conference Plus workshops!
will attend the traditional conference workshop PLUS
will participate in a second online workshop with the         This year’s Conference Plus workshops:
opportunity for additional DPD hours.                         T4: How Do I Play?
                                                              T7: Blueprint for Growing Center Leadership
Part 1 of the workshop will be offered in a face-to-face      T22: The Voices of Learning: An Interactive Approach to
session at this year’s VAEYC conference. Part 2 will be       Adult Instruction
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Earn Three College Credits!

What:                                                                    Don’t miss this opportunity! Champlain College and
                                                                         VAEYC are collaborating once again to offer you a
Exploring How Young Children Learn:                                      three-credit course in conjunction with the VAEYC
a three-credit undergraduate course                                      Annual Fall Conference. The course includes assigned
                                                                         readings before the conference, attendance at all three
                                                                         days of the conference with three specified workshops,
How:                                                                     and 21 hours online over a seven-week period.
Online and in person at the VAEYC conference;
access to a broadband Internet connection is                             New to online learning? This is a great first course. This
required!                                                                is a great way to address IPDP goals, meet renewal
                                                                         Child Development Associate (CDA) requirements, and
                                                                         earn continuing education credits for early childhood
When:                                                                    Vermont teacher licensing. It also supports Career
Pre-conference work begins October 1. The                                Ladder II or IIIA (college course requirement) on
                                                                         the Northern Lights Career Ladder. All of this at a
course begins on October 22 and runs for seven
                                                                         significantly discounted tuition rate! The course will
weeks.                                                                   be taught by Melissa Riegel-Garrett, M.Ed, Executive
                                                                         Director for VAEYC. More information available at
How much:                                                                dcf.vermont.gov/cdd/grants

$517.50 for 3 credits. (This is a 70% discount                           QuESTIONS ABOuT THE COuRSE?
on Champlain tuition, provided for VAEYC                                 Please contact Melissa Riegel-Garrett at
conference attendees). Please note that                                  Melissa.Riegel-Garrett@vaeyc.org
$517.50 is in addition to the required costs of
                                                                         Need help? For questions related to the class itself,
conference registration!
                                                                         please contact Melissa Riegel-Garrett at
                                                                         (802) 244-6282 or Melissa.Riegel-Garrett@vaeyc.org
Scholarships:                                                            For questions related to registering for the class, please
THERE ARE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR
                                                                         contact Melissa Hersh at Champlain College:
COLLEGE TuITION AvAILABLE through the                                    (802) 865-5402 or hersh@champlain.edu
Child Development Division (CDD). CDD has
a college tuition assistance grant designed to                           For questions related to scholarship assistance, please
assist registered providers and licensed center                          review the information online first:
                                                                         dcf.vermont.gov/cdd/grants
staff with the cost of college courses that are
related to working with children and families.                           If you have additional questions after reviewing the
For more information, please visit the CDD                               information online, please contact Linda Clark at CDD:
website at dcf.vermont.gov/cdd/grants                                    (802) 241-1215 or (800) 649-2642, ext. 1215
                                                                         or Linda.Clark@ahs.state.vt.us
Course description: Students explore young
children’s learning through the reading of
professional journals, through discussion and                            *Attendance at all three days of the fall conference is required
                                                                         in order to participate in the course.
reflection regarding their own practical experiences
at the VAEYC conference*, and through reflective                         Additionally, the following three workshops are required:
writing focused on their own classroom experiences.                      T21: using Music to Support Math
Through the exploration of young children’s learning,                    F19: Book Discussion: The Dance of Interaction
students are challenged to apply their new skills and                    S15: Children as Meaning-Makers: Constructing Play Experiences
                                                                              to Support Early Literacy Development
knowledge in the development of their classroom
curriculum, routines, and learning environment.


The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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                                        Early Childhood
                                        Conference & Retreat
   VAEYC would like to extend our tremendous gratitude and appreciation for support from
  THE PERMANENT FuND FOR vERMONT’S CHILDREN and the TuRRELL
  FuND for this year’s conference. Foundation funding enables VAEYC to add a third
   conference day while keeping the overall price of the conference affordable. Thank you to our
   Foundation partners.



   The ongoing support of the vERMONT DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN AND
   FAMILIES CHILD DEvELOPMENT DIvISION (CDD) helps keep the VAEYC
   conference affordable for all attendees. Thank you to all of our colleagues and friends at
   CDD for your continued Gold-level sponsorship of the conference. This support is in lieu of
   providing professional development grants to individuals.




   The ongoing partnership between CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE and VAEYC enables us to
   bring national level speakers like the Ooeey Gooey Lady® to Vermont. We are grateful for gold-
   level sponsorship from Champlain College again this year to support our conference.




The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Thursday Morning Keynote
October 18, 2012
9:00am – 10:15am
Silver Maple Ballroom


Beyond Behavior Management:
The Six Life Skills Children Need                                            Jenna Bilmes
Early childhood educators can give young children the
social and emotional tools that they need to manage
their own behaviors not only in school, but also for
the rest of their lives. During this keynote, conference
attendees will examine why some popular behavior
management approaches don’t always produce the
effect we’re looking for. And we’ll begin to explore how
to weave strength-based opportunities for children
to develop the social and emotional skills they need                         About Jenna: Jenna Bilmes has more than twenty
into the rituals, routines, and activities of the typical                    years of experience in the early childhood field and
program day. Jenna will discuss what she describes as                        is currently a program associate at WestEd’s Center
six essential life skills: attachment, belonging, self-                      for Child and Family Studies and an independent
regulation, collaboration, contribution, and adaptability                    early childhood consultant. Jenna is a popular
which promote the goals of increasing prosocial                              presenter and the author of Redleaf Press’s Common
behaviors, being part of a classroom community, and                          Psychological Disorders in Young Children: A Handbook for Early
becoming excited and active learners.                                        Childhood Professionals. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in
                                                                             sociocultural early childhood education.




The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Friday Morning Keynote
October 19, 2012
8:45am – 10:15am
Silver Maple Ballroom



What if Today Was Their Only Day?                                           Lisa Murphy,                   aka “The Ooey Gooey Lady®”

In this motivational keynote address Lisa shares the
powerful story of her first day of school. Through active
and engaging storytelling Lisa brings you back to her
first day, taking you on a grand tour of Miss Mary’s
Nursery School. And, in the style for which she has
become famous, she shares many observations, lessons
and anecdotes about how early childhood has changed
along the way. Lisa will share the sights sounds and
smells of the place where, at the young age of three, she
decided to become a teacher and identifies the how and                      About Lisa: Lisa Murphy is the Ooey Gooey lady®!
                                                                            Lisa Murphy, B.S., is an early childhood specialist.
why that one day solidified her decision to become an
                                                                            She has been involved with early childhood
educator. This inspiring keynote gets participants back
                                                                            education for over 20 years. She has taught and
in touch with their personal how and why. It gets them                      worked with children in various environments
excited and motivated and it will get them thinking: If it                  including Head Start programs, kindergarten,
WAS their only day, what will they remember?                                private preschools, family childcare, park and rec
                                                                            centers, group homes and many child care centers.
                                                                            Lisa is the founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc.
                                                                            and she presents hundreds of workshops each
                                                                            year to both domestic and international audiences
                                                                            on dozens of topics related to early childhood
                                                                            education, specifically how to be more play-based
                                                                            in the classroom. Lisa lives in Upstate NY with her
                                                                            husband Tom and their dog Otis. You can learn
                                                                            more about Lisa at ooeygooey.com and can follow
                                                                            her adventures on Facebook, YouTube (Ooey Gooey
                                                                            Lady) and Twitter (OoeyGooeyLady).

                                                                            Learn more:
                                                                            ooeygooey.com




The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Saturday Morning Keynote
October 20, 2012
8:45am – 10:15am
Silver Maple Ballroom



Many Kinds of Smart
Come hear the “Lisa Murphy” spin on Howard Gardner’s
classic theory. Not just a listing of various personality
characteristics, needs and preferences, no no!! By
providing easy to implement, yet possibly challenging,
“comfort zone stretchers” Lisa challenges early
childhood educators to make sure they are celebrating
all of the children in the classroom, not just the ones
they like.




The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Featured Presenters
Jeanine Fitzgerald                                                        About Jeanine
                                                                          Jeanine draws on more than 30 years of professional
                                                                          experience to empower teachers and parents to achieve
                                                                          more with children “at risk.” With experiences as a
                                                                          certified teacher, licensed mental health professional, and
                                                                          mother of three children, she understands the promise of
                                                                          every child, as well as the diversity of their needs.

                                                                          As a certified Human Behavior Specialist and owner of
                                                                          The Better Behavior Bureau and The Behavior Institute,
                                                                          Jeanine specializes in research-based strategies in
                                                                          educational leadership, relationship-building, motivation,
Thursday, October 18th, VAEYC is pleased to welcome                       preventing risk factors that compromise the fulfillment
Jeanine Fitzgerald back to Vermont. Jeanine will be                       of a child’s full potential and implementing positive
offering a two-session workshop on Thursday afternoon                     interventions in “real world settings.” She understands
called Working with Multi-Stressed Families.                              the daily struggles and frustrations of educators and
                                                                          parents, and honors the “hero within” each individual she
While all families experience stress, multi-                              has the privilege to work along side.
stressed families tend to live in an ecology of
disempowerment and despair. When threatened by                            Jeanine has published The Dance of Interaction. Education by
distress, self-image erodes, mastery is interfered                        Design is her newest project. This is a national training
with, supports are destroyed and hope is reduced                          program, in association with Personality Insights, Inc. She
or eliminated. This session analyzes the basic                            is currently putting the finishing touches on her second
                                                                          book, Educating the Heart and developing a national training
elements essential for understanding the needs
                                                                          program entitled Parenting with Style. Jeanine has appeared
and barriers to wellness that multi-stressed
                                                                          on public television in four states, and currently has
families face. The aspects of distress will be
                                                                          airtime in her home state.
explored, with particular emphasis on those that
are key influences on the development of children.                        Jeanine lives in Massachusetts with her husband. They
Together, we will examine time tested approaches to                       have three grown children.
family strengthening and empowerment so hope is
engendered and within reach.                                              Learn More:
                                                                          jeaninefitzgerald.com




The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Featured Presenters

Scott Noyes
                                                                            About Scott
                                                                            Empowering Programs started in 1986. Scott
                                                                            was a preschool teacher and enjoyed presenting
                                                                            evening parent workshops. Over the next eighteen
                                                                            years the presentations grew to a full time
                                                                            profession. Scott currently conducts more than
                                                                            150 sessions each year throughout North America.

                                                                            Scott has been professionally working, playing,
                                                                            writing and talking about children for over twenty
Friday afternoon October 19th, and Saturday the 20th,                       years. He teaches a graduate level course in
conference attendees may opt to spend time with                             “Challenging Behaviors,” and an undergraduate
perennial VAEYC conference favorite Scott Noyes. This                       course in “Positive Discipline.” Scott’s first
year, Scott will be offering two different workshops in                     book Positive Discipline - That Works! is in its fourth
his high-energy, engaging style.                                            publishing. His second book, Intentional Language
                                                                            was released in the fall of 2003. His newest
                                                                            reader, This Child is Driving Us Crazy - What Should We Do?
1. Friday afternoon, workshop F11: Power                                    helps adults develop an effective behavior plan for
                                                                            children with feisty behaviors.
Struggles – understanding this Potent Dynamic
                                                                            Learn more:
Power struggles come from a variety of components; fatigue,
                                                                            empoweringprograms.com
stress, frustration, helplessness or the quest for autonomy
and power. This presentation looks at avoiding responses
that provide short-term relief, but long-term grief. We will
explore why effective reactions to children’s power struggles
come from understanding not simply the behavior but also its
function, mainly the child’s needs and feelings. Surprisingly,
the answer to power struggles is not avoiding them, but
rather to take out the defiance and learn from them. Our goal
will be helping children advocate for themselves by having
conversations that increase their autonomy and balance new
privileges with new responsibilities.



2. Saturday morning, workshop S14: Helping
Children Develop Healthy Sleep Patterns

The results of children not getting enough sleep are
astonishing. Sleep deprivation can have serious effects on
physical health and mental impairments. Inadequate rest
impairs our ability to think, handle stress, maintain a healthy
immune system and moderate our emotions. The loss of one
hour of sleep for a child each night is equivalent to two years
of cognitive maturation and development. In addition, sleep-
deprived people fail to recall pleasant memories yet recall
gloomy memories just fine. This presentation will review the
facts about the importance of sleep and how to help children
establish and maintain healthy sleep habits.


The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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                                                                          Partnering with families, providers, and
                                                                          communities to improve the well-being
                                                                          of Vermont’s children.




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                                                                                                 and click on the link under
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 The Child Development Division provides:
 •	 Child care licensing information
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 •	 Professional development grants for child care professionals, including
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    development account and training calendar tools
 •	 Support with questions about a child’s development
 •	 And so much more...


The Child Development Division goal is to increase access to high
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and strengthen families. Visit us online, sign up to receive email                                       1-800-649-2642
updates or contact us.
  The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
  October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Thursday All Day workshop
October 18, 2012 | 10:30am – 4:30pm




Please note:
Choosing this workshop satisfies your selections
for all three time slots on Thursday.



T1: using Books to Kick-Start your Science
Curriculum
 Curriculum

 Math/Science

Jackie Sprague | Early Childhood Special Educator

Do bugs make you crawl? Does the thought of planting
with children make you feel dirty? Learn how to make
science fun and enjoyable for the children AND
you! You will be introduced to books that will bring
science to life and discover that bugs aren’t that bad.
Participants will make and take at least two items
and have a list of books to use. The Vermont Early
Learning Standards will be included as part of the
presentation.
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Thursday Morning – Session I
October 18, 2012 | 10:30am – 12 noon




T2: I Had it First: Helping Children Solve                               T4: How Do I Play? Structuring Open-Ended
Social Conflicts                                                         Play for Children with Play Challenges
 Curriculum                                                                Conference Plus                       Children With
                                                                                                                 Special Needs
 Intentional Practice                                                      Advanced
                                                                                                                 Play
 Social & Emotional
 Development                                                             Andrea Racek | Early Childhood Special Education
                                                                         Teacher, Franklin County Early Childhood Programs
Jenna Bilmes | Program Associate, WestEd
                                                                         Many children in early childhood settings have
Are you getting tired of playing Judge Judy all day long                 challenges using open-ended materials (playdough,
as you attempt to solve children’s disputes over space                   sand, water, paint, crayons, blocks, etc.) This can
and stuff? Wouldn’t it be lovely to find a way to help                   be a result of medical conditions (ASD), learning
children begin to learn how to solve their own social                    disabilities, environmental deprivation, or simply,
problems? If your answer to these two questions is a                     too much “screen time.” This workshop will provide
resounding “Yes!” come join us for a playfully interactive               techniques to help structure play for those who need
session as we practice a five-step process that not only                 it. There will be two implementation assignments that
works children through their conflicts, but teaches them                 will be shared through two follow-up webinars.
to begin to solve their issues on their own.


                                                                         T5: Give them Words! Supporting the
T3: Supporting Culturally Competent
                                                                         Language Development of Infants and Toddlers
Relationships in ECE
                                                                           Curriculum
 Accreditation                       Social/Emotional
                                     Development                           Infant/Toddler
 Infant/Toddler
                                                                           Literacy
 Intentional Practice                Supporting Children
                                     & Families                          Coreen Woodbury, MS, CCC-SLP | Speech Language
                                                                         Pathologist, Stern Center for Language and Literacy
Sandra “Sam” Howe | Infant/Toddler Program
Coordinator, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center                          Words are so valuable! In this fast-paced and interactive
Child Care Center; NHAEYC Public Policy Chairperson                      workshop, learn three simple techniques to help infants
                                                                         and toddlers develop their language skills during
During this session, we will discuss what it means                       play. Practice these techniques with the guidance of
to address cultural competency with adults and with                      a speech-language pathologist at hands-on learning
children. We will define relationships, including with                   stations using commonly found children’s toys and
people, with time, and with nature. You will take home an                materials. Your children are listening...give them words!
abundance of resources to help you in your ongoing work.
                                                                         Give them Words! is also offered on Saturday morning, workshop S6.




The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Thursday Morning – Session I
October 18, 2012 | 10:30am – 12 noon




T6: Early Anti-Bullying Prevention: It’s Never                           T8: Learn it Online!
Too Early
                                                                          ECE Professional
 Health & Well Being
                                                                          Instructor
 Social/Emotional
                                                                         Maureen Young-McCarthy | Coordinator, Northern
 Development
                                                                         Lights Career Development Center
Jennifer Auletta | Mental Health Counselor and
Dance/Movement Therapist                                                 What is online learning and how is it different from
                                                                         learning face-to-face? How can non-credit online
This workshop will offer a different view of violence                    learning count toward your annual required training
prevention through the vehicle from which violence                       hours? Come and peek inside several online learning
comes - the body. We will explore the movement skills                    modules and discover how to find and use approved
of children ages 0-3 that are necessary for preventing                   online learning opportunities to support your
violence. Participants will be introduced to Disarming                   professional development in Vermont. Learn how to
the Playground, a movement-based violence prevention                     identify quality online learning, and how to select
curriculum and the Kestenberg Movement Profile,                          online training that is right for you. No computer
a movement-based psychological and physiological                         experience required, but curiosity is a must!
developmental assessment tool. Combining these
tools with participants’ own resources, we will explore                  T9: Outdoor Environments Roundtable
through movement and discussion how to keep
planting seeds for peace on our playgrounds.                              Advanced
                                                                          Math/Science
T7: Blueprint for Growing Center Leadership
                                                                          Outdoor Environments
 Conference Plus
                                                                          Program Administration
 Business Practices
 ECE Professional                                                        Lori Harris | Director, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical
                                                                         Center Child Care Center
 Instructor
                                                                         This session is a facilitated discussion during which you’ll
 Program Administration
                                                                         have the opportunity to share what you are doing (or hope
Jack Russell | President, Center for Self-Sustaining                     to do!) and hear from others about what they are doing.
Leadership                                                               The facilitator will share photos from other programs.

Envision a veggie garden. Is there just one item that
makes it flourish? No, of course not, and our centers
are no different. There are several elements, all
dynamically interacting, that enable our center, like
a garden, achieve their optimal potential even in ever
changing conditions. During this three-part workshop
(VAEYC conference and two follow-up webinars), we
will introduce you to the essential elements, break
them down into doable phases, and provide you with
guidance and handouts to enable you to grow an
awesome center.

The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Thursday Afternoon – Combined Sessions II & III
October 18, 2012 | 1:15pm – 4:30pm



                                                                         T11: Cultivating Joy and Wonder through
Please note:                                                             Nature, Food, and Community-based
Choosing workshop T10 or T11 will satisfy                                Learning: Education for Sustainability in the
your selection for both time slots on Thursday                           Early Childhood Setting
afternoon.                                                                 Curriculum

                                                                           Math/Science
T10: Working with Multi-Stressed Families                                  Outdoor Environments
 Children With                       Supporting Children                 Linda Wellings | Director of School Programs,
 Special Needs                       & Families                          Shelburne Farms
                                                                         Christie Bond | Early Childhood Coordinator,
 Social/Emotional                    Infant/Toddler                      Shelburne Farms
 Development
                                                                         Immerse yourself in nature, food, and community
fEAturEd prEsEntEr:
                                                                         experiences that cultivate joy and wonder in young
Jeanine Fitzgerald | Jeanine K. Fitzgerald & Associates,
                                                                         children while deepening their relationship with the
Better Behavior Bureau
                                                                         world around them. We’ll embark on an outdoor journey
                                                                         to explore the connection between the human and
While all families experience stress, multi-stressed                     natural world through seasonally inspired adventures.
families tend to live in an ecology of disempowerment
and despair. When threatened by distress, self-image                     A shortened version of this workshop is also offered on Saturday
erodes, mastery is interfered with, supports are                         afternoon, workshop S21.
destroyed and hope is reduced or eliminated. This
session analyzes the basic elements essential for
understanding the needs and barriers to wellness that
multi-stressed families face. The aspects of distress
will be explored, with particular emphasis on those
that are key influences on the development of children.
Together, we will examine time tested approaches to
family strengthening and empowerment so hope is
engendered and within reach.




The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Thursday Afternoon – Session II
October 18, 2012 | 1:15pm – 2:45pm



T12: Educating from the Heart
 Advanced

 Communication

 Curriculum
 Intentional Practice

 Social/Emotional
 Development

Marilyn Webb Neagley | Author and Coordinator of the
Talk About Wellness Initiative

Educating from the Heart is a workshop based on
the book by the same title and includes practice of
mindfulness-based activities. Examples will be given
from the South Burlington Wellness and Resilience
Program and will focus on resources for the teachers
and parents of kindergarten and school aged children.
This workshop’s information and ideas are relevant and
applicable within the preschool setting, too.


T13: Building Children’s vocabulary: Making
Meaning of Words
                                                                         T14: Literacy and Math — Partners
 Advanced                                                                in Learning
 Children With                                                             Curriculum
 Special Needs
                                                                           Literacy
 Curriculum
                                                                           Math/Science
 Literacy                                                                  Play
Brenda Buzzell | BUILDING BLOCKS FOR LITERACY®
Coordinator, Stern Center for Language and Learning                      Robin Ploof | Co-Director, Stepping Stones Children’s
                                                                         Center and VAEYC President
Understand from research why the meanings, concepts,
and relationships of words taught in the early years                     This workshop will provide ideas for weaving together
will benefit later reading comprehension. Participate                    age appropriate literacy and math experiences as part
in interactive strategies used during shared book                        of the daily activities in your work with young children.
reading that build young children’s vocabulary to help                   Explore the many ways literacy and math learning
them become successful literacy learners. Classic                        go hand in hand. Come away with hands on ideas to
children’s books will be used and information provided                   enhance the literacy and math learning in each interest
on accessing the free BUILDING BLOCKS FOR                                area of the preschool classroom.
LITERACY® website to support the skills presented.



The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Thursday Afternoon – Session II
October 18, 2012 | 1:15pm – 2:45pm



T15: Directors’ Discussion                                               T17: Instructor Roundtable: Sharing
 Advanced                                                                Experiences of Teaching Online

 Accreditation                                                             Advanced

 Early Childhood                                                           Instructor
 Professionals                                                           Laurel Bongiorno, Ph.D. | Program Director, Champlain
                                                                         College M.Ed. Program and VAEYC Past-President
 Program Administration
Lori Harris | Director, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical                      If you are experienced or new to teaching online, this
Center Child Care Center                                                 roundtable discussion is designed for you. We will meet
                                                                         in an informal setting to converse about everything
If you are the director of an early childhood program,                   from best practices in teaching online to using
large or small, this is your opportunity to discuss                      discussion posts effectively. Bring your great ideas and
current issues and trends that are on your mind.                         your topics of interest.
Roundtable participants will guide the conversation and
share their expertise, recommendations, and success
stories from their own programs. We hope you’ll take
                                                                         T18: Courageous Communication – Listening
this opportunity to talk with your peers.
                                                                         to Connect Heart-to-Heart
                                                                           Communication
T16: using Music to Support Social Studies
                                                                           ECE Professional
 Creative Arts
                                                                         Glenda Otto | Professional Development Consultant,
 Curriculum                                                              Olive Branch Group
Beth Peloquin | Early Childhood Special Education
                                                                         We’ll explore three ways of listening to the heart of
Teacher, Franklin County Early Childhood Programs
                                                                         another and hearing the real message between the
Andrea Racek | Early Childhood Special Education
                                                                         words. With children, we often do this naturally.
Teacher, Franklin County Early Childhood Programs
                                                                         We hear the message they want to express, but are
                                                                         afraid, or don’t have the words to say. Listening with
We have presented on “using music through your
                                                                         adults (directors, coworkers, parents) is similar, but
curriculum” at past VAEYC conferences. The feedback
                                                                         more challenging because we often try to hide what
we have received is that there is not enough time to do
                                                                         we’re thinking and feeling. Experience what it’s like
it all, so we’ve broken it down into curriculum pieces.
                                                                         to intentionally enter into relationship with another
Participants in this workshop will learn how to use a
                                                                         and feel his/her experience. Experience what it’s like
variety of music to bulk up students’ learning of social
                                                                         to be on the receiving end of having your feelings
studies and social-emotional growth. We’ll share songs
                                                                         heard accurately. Experience giving accurate feedback
that support social studies. We’ll also learn songs and
                                                                         without judging.
dances that require working together with classmates,
promote social development and a few songs from
places around the world. We will share resources for
finding great kids’ music. Participants should come
ready to move, sing, and have a lot of fun. This is an
upbeat workshop and participation is an expectation.




The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Thursday Afternoon – Session III
October 18, 2012 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm



T19: Naturally Occurring Block Play                                      T21: using Music to Support Math Learning

 Curriculum                                                                Curriculum                          Math/Science

 Math/Science                                                              Creative Arts
                                                                         Beth Peloquin | Early Childhood Special Education
 Outdoor Environments
                                                                         Teacher, Franklin County Early Childhood Programs
 Play                                                                    Andrea Racek | Early Childhood Special Education
                                                                         Teacher, Franklin County Early Childhood Programs
Kathi J. Apgar, M.Ed. | Director, The Y Early Childhood
                                                                         We have presented on “using music through your
Program at Fletcher Allen
                                                                         curriculum” at past VAEYC conferences. The feedback
                                                                         we have received is that there is not enough time to do
Let’s take a look at the philosophy behind block play
                                                                         it all, so we’ve broken it down into curriculum pieces.
and create a block center for your individual programs
                                                                         Participants in this workshop will learn how to use a variety
that includes natural elements, recycled materials, and
                                                                         of music to bulk up students’ learning of math principles.
fine/gross motor development. Participants will have
                                                                         We’ll share songs that support the math curriculum area
the opportunity to design then PLAY in their own block
                                                                         including number sense, geometry, and patterns. By
areas during the workshop. Please come prepared with
                                                                         looking into beats, measures, and composition (all on the
a rough sketch of your current block area and pictures
                                                                         preschool level), we’ll also learn how music and math
of existing block materials. We’ll share new ideas and
                                                                         are intertwined. We will share resources for finding great
some hidden secrets to expanding block play every day.
                                                                         children’s music. Participants should come ready to move,
                                                                         sing ,and have a lot of fun. This is an upbeat workshop and
                                                                         participation is an expectation.
T20: Preschool Parents’ Perceptions of
Learning through Play
                                                                         T22: The voices of Learning: An Interactive
 Advanced
                                                                         Approach to Adult Instruction
 Curriculum
                                                                           Conference Plus                     Instructor
 Play
                                                                         Maureen Young-McCarthy | Coordinator, Northern
                                                                         Lights Career Development Center
 Supporting Children
 & Families
                                                                         This two-part hybrid workshop is designed for new
                                                                         instructors or experienced instructors who want to continue
Laurel Bongiorno, Ph.D. | Program Director, Champlain
                                                                         developing their practice in effective learning design and
College M.Ed. Program and VAEYC Past-President
                                                                         facilitating learning. Part 1 will be offered in a face-to-face
                                                                         session at this year’s VAEYC conference. Part 2 will be
Participants will hear the results of a research study
                                                                         offered through the Northern Lights Career Development
which focused on interviewing parents of preschool
                                                                         Center’s e-school, in an online format (no additional cost).
children and more fully understanding what they
                                                                         Basic principles of adult learning will be combined with
perceive to be the connection between learning
                                                                         best practices that balance the delivery of new information
and play. Then, participants will discuss what these
                                                                         with interactive, hand-on involvement. Participants will
findings mean for preschool classrooms and early care
                                                                         discover how to create training designs that are both
and education programs and kindergarten classrooms.
                                                                         meaningful and relevant to their audience while making
                                                                         the training engaging and immediately applicable. This
                                                                         workshop in its entirety also meets a requirement for
                                                                         approval into Vermont’s Instructor Registry.

The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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    Thursday Afternoon – Session III
    October 18, 2012 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm



    T23: Responsibility + Obligation =
    Accountability
      Advanced

      Program Administration
    Jack Russell | President, Center for Self-Sustaining
    Leadership; VAEYC Board Member

    Center directors create core center values followed
    by behaviors that support the values and identifying
    behaviors that are counterproductive. Responsibilities
    and obligations are about accountability – accountability
    is the job descriptions; obligations are what you owe
    the stakeholders (children, parents, and teachers). It
    all comes down to ethical implications. Come to this
    workshop to reflect on beliefs and practices within
    your organization. Bring your mission statement to this
    workshop. Practical tools will be provided.




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Friday Morning – Session I
October 19, 2012 | 10:30am – 12:00 noon



F1: Ten Little Hot Dogs Fryin’ in the WHAT?!                             F3: Working with Infants and Toddlers
Fingerplays, Rhymes, and Chants for ANY                                  Affected by Trauma
TIME!
                                                                           Children With
 Curriculum                                                                Special Needs

 Infant/Toddler                                                            Infant/Toddler

Lisa Murphy | The Ooey Gooey® Lady                                         Intentional Practice

                                                                           Social & Emotional
She learned from the best and will now share with you!
                                                                           Development
Join Lisa as she teaches you many classic fingerplays
that have withstood the test of time and some that are
destined to become future favorites! Sure to be a crowd                  Sharon Adams | Infant Toddler Specialist, Vermont
pleaser, be sure to leave your inhibitions at home and                   Head Start Training Center
come ready to sing, play, clap and shout along!
                                                                         Many people feel infants and toddlers are too young to
                                                                         remember trauma and therefore, it can’t affect them. Brain
                                                                         research tells us otherwise. Even before we have cognitive
F2: Putting PLAY Back into Practice                                      memory, our brains and bodies hold experiences that effect
                                                                         how we interact and learn. The good news is chidlren are
 Advanced                                                                resilient! This workshop will present information on trauma
                                                                         and offer many strategies for adults to help them support
 Curriculum                                                              infants and toddlers.
 ECE Professional
                                                                         F4: Guiding Children in the Art of Clay
 Intentional Practice                                                    Sculpture
Play                                                                       Creative Arts
Debra L. Lawrence, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor,                            Curriculum
Chestnut Hill College
                                                                         Mollie German | Co-Director and Clay Instructor,
Ever feel that your program and your beliefs about how                   Warren Afterschool Program
children learn are in conflict? This session will take
us back to the roots of early childhood and help us                      Children naturally love to work with clay. With guidance,
implement program curriculum that is child centered,                     they create beautiful clay sculpture, whether realistic or
child initiated, and developmentally appropriate.                        abstract. Oftentimes, the creation of clay sculptures with
                                                                         children leads to many other imaginative discussions.
                                                                         In this workshop we will focus on the fundamentals of
                                                                         clay in the classroom and you will leave knowing how to
                                                                         communicate the endless creativity that abounds when
                                                                         introducing clay to children. Children who may feel as
                                                                         though they lack artistic ability are able to find confidence
                                                                         in their clay creations. Children are drawn to clay in a
                                                                         way that opens many doors for communication with them.
                                                                         Part of this workshop will be hands on, and part will be
                                                                         curriculum-based so that you may feel confident in guiding
                                                                         your children or students in this medium.

The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Friday Morning – Session I
October 19, 2012 | 10:30am – 12:00 noon



F5: Bread for the Greater Good: Traditions at                            F7: “MenTeach” Roundtable
the uvM Campus Children’s School
                                                                           ECE Professional
 Curriculum
                                                                         Craig Simpson | Infant/Toddler Coordinator, Yawkey
Amanda Terreri | Preschool Teachers/Pedagogical                          Konbit Kreyole Center for Early Education and Care
Coordinator, UVM Campus Children’s School                                Jeffrey Robbins | Director and Coordinator, Dartmouth
Dawn St. Amour | Infant Toddler Teacher, UVM Campus                      College Early Childhood Center
Children’s School
                                                                         Men make up just three to six percent of the teachers
The members of a school community serve as stewards of                   in early education, yet young children need models
its cultural identity. Baking bread for the greater good has             from both genders. We will talk about how men can
been an essential way for adults and children at our little              play a significant role in a child’s life and by sharing
school to carry on traditions, to participate as citizens,               stories and successful strategies about interacting with
and to sustain connections within the school community                   young children, we’ll discuss how to create a boy-
and beyond. A group of teachers will share stories from                  friendly environment, including outdoor and big body
three related long-term projects: Our History of Bread, The              play. Girls and women teachers benefit from a male-
Tuesday Morning Bakers, and Bread for Irene.                             friendly environment too!



F6: Print Making                                                         F8: Fun with Finance – Budget IS Policy

 Creative Arts                                                             Advanced

 Curriculum                                                                Business Practices

Sarah Sprague | Teacher/Education Coordinator,                             Program Administration
Shelburne Craft School
                                                                         Lori Harris | Director, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical
In this workshop we will be creating our own prints into                 Center Child Care Center
a foam paper. We will use paintbrushes, fingers cookie
cutters, anything to create different designs in the foam,               Budget and finance are typically not the favorite activity
then we roll ink over our beautiful designs, to print our                for administrators but they are a vital component for our
image on paper. We will also create some of our own                      programs! Come talk about the challenges we all face
stamps using potatoes, sponges, and items from nature.                   as we develop our budgets, and work through some of
Come create beautiful pictures to be printed on different                the issues by doing case studies with “nightmare” and
types of paper and displayed in creative ways.                           “fantasy” scenarios. Lori promises it will be fun and
                                                                         math-phobic people are definitely invited!




The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Friday Afternoon – Combined Sessions II & III
October 19, 2012 | 1:15pm – 4:30pm



Please note:                                                             F10: Celebrating Play the Ooey Gooey® Way
Choosing workshop F9, F10, F11, F12, or F13
                                                                           Curriculum                          Math/Science
will satisfy your selection for both time slots on
Friday afternoon.                                                          Infant/Toddler                      Play

                                                                         Lisa Murphy | The Ooey Gooey® Lady
F9: The Impact of Stress and Trauma on
Child Development                                                        This workshop provides an in-depth exploration of the
                                     Intentional Practice                nine points within the framework of Lisa Murphy’s
 Children With
                                                                         approach to working with children. Via interactive
 Special Needs
                                     Social/Emotional                    lecture, true-to-life examples, anecdotes, and her
 Health & Well-Being                 Development                         signature “learning and laughing” style, this workshop
                                                                         presents what it really means to be a hands-on, play-
 Infant/Toddler                                                          based, child-centered program. Additionally Lisa will be
                                                                         demonstrating six tables of hands-on art, science and
Debra Lawrence, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, Chestnut
                                                                         sensory play activity ideas that you can immediately
Hill College
                                                                         implement in your program! You will get hands-on time
                                                                         with the activities too, so bring your camera and come
“The human mind pays more attention to negative
                                                                         ready for an afternoon of learning and laughing!
comments than to positive.” – Bruce Perry

Positive social/emotional development is the cornerstone
of school readiness. Early experiences (even those that
occur while pregnant) can impact a child’s ability to
form trusting relationships with adults. This session will
focus on how the brain develops during the early years
and the areas of the brain that are most effected by
stress and trauma. Some highlights of the presentation
include: the roots of school violence; how “nature”
and “nurture” interface; traumatic events’ impact on
mental health; effects of trauma and violence on brain
development; effects of child abuse; guidelines for living
and working with traumatized children; and effects of
drugs, alcohol, and tobacco on development.




The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Friday Afternoon – Combined Sessions II & III
October 19, 2012 | 1:15pm – 4:30pm



F11: Power Struggles – understanding this                                F13: Can Everyone Do It? universal Design
Potent Dynamic
                                                                           Children With                       Curriculum
 Children With                       Social/Emotional                      Special Needs
 Special Needs                       Development
                                                                         Beth Peloquin | Early Childhood Special Education
 Intentional Practice                                                    Teacher, Franklin County Early Childhood Programs
                                                                         Andrea Racek | Early Childhood Special Education
Scott Noyes | Featured Presenter, Empowering Programs                    Teacher, Franklin County Early Childhood Programs

Power struggles come from a variety of components: fatigue,              This workshop will help introduce ideas of designing
stress, frustration, helplessness, or the quest for autonomy             early learning environments in which adaptations are
and power. This presentation looks at avoiding responses that            already embedded into the schedules, activities and
provide short-term relief, but long term grief. We will explore          classroom design, instead of feeling as though we are
why effective reactions to children’s power struggles come               “retro-fitting” as kids with varying needs join our spaces.
from understanding not simply the behavior but also its                  If classrooms were designed with these “universal
function, mainly the child’s needs and feelings. Surprisingly,           principals” in mind, more intervention can take place
the answer to power struggles is not avoiding them, but                  in the classroom, as opposed to the need for “pull-out”
rather to take out the defiance and learn from them. Our goal            special education services. Therefore, special educators
will be helping children advocate for themselves by having               will spend less time designing adaptations and have
conversations that increase their autonomy and balance new               more time to spend working directly with students and
privileges with new responsibilities.                                    classroom teachers. We include the philosophy behind
                                                                         both “universal design” and “differentiated instruction”
                                                                         and provide examples for implementing these
F12: Managing Conflict with Parents, Staff,                              approaches. The whole concept of designing classroom
                                                                         environments in this manner is to meet the needs of all
and Faculty
                                                                         learners and reflect the diversity of cultures and abilities
 Advanced                            Supporting Children                 in our preschool population.
                                     & Families
 ECE Professional
                                                                          Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters
 Program Administration

Susan Titterton | Susan Titterton Consulting & Mediation

Conflict is a part of everyday life. It is neither good nor bad.
However, its effects can be either destructive or constructive,
and which way it goes ultimately depends on the ability of
those involved to effectively and skillfully engage in conflict.
Teachers, staff, and administrators are continually faced
with difficult situations both with parents and with different
actors in school. Some are naturally gifted at effectively
engaging with conflict, while others struggle. This workshop
will build participants’ understanding of the sources of
conflict and the skills used to manage conflict effectively.
The workshop will stress the use of effective communication
skills, including empathic listening and understanding
interests. Participants will role play scenarios.

The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Friday Afternoon – Session II
October 19, 2012 | 1:15pm – 2:45pm



F14: What’s Happening Outside?
 Curriculum

 Math/Science

 Outdoor Environments

Amy Wise | Early Childhood Educator

What do you do outside? What are the children doing
outside? Let’s maximize learning opportunities. By looking
at a variety of outdoor areas, we will discuss examples
of common and uncommon materials and equipment
with which preschoolers engage throughout the year. We
will use each other as resources to overcome barriers for
rich play experiences outside, to expand on occasions to
engage adults, and facilitate learning.


F15: Renew and Recharge
 ECE Professional
                                                                         F16: Curriculum Development for Infants and
Lisa Guerrero | Early Education and Family Consultant                    Toddlers: Nurturing the Ordinary Moments
As professionals in the field of early childhood care                      Curriculum
and education, we are constantly faced with too much
to do in too little time, so, quite often, our typical                     Infant/Toddler
and desperate response is to put in more hours of
work in order to get it all done. This practice is not                   Dee Smith | Director, Campus Children’s School and
increasing our ability to get more done faster, instead it               Lecturer – Early Childhood Program, University of Vermont
is producing an unwanted result: burnout. It’s time to
reconsider our field’s obsession with time management,                   This workshop will focus on how to develop meaningful
and refocus our attention to self-care and the idea of                   experiences for children six weeks to three years of age.
energy management. After all, energy, not time, is what                  Participants will be given the opportunity to practice
ultimately fuels our work with children and families                     analyzing ordinary moments and thinking together
and allows us to achieve greater success.                                about how to expand on the children’s theories and
                                                                         interests to create curriculum and environments that
                                                                         honor children’s strengths and potentials.




The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12
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Friday Afternoon – Session III
October 19, 2012 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm



F17: understanding Attachment Styles                                     F19: Book Discussion: The Dance of Interaction
 Advanced                            Infant/Toddler                        Advanced

 Children With                       Social/Emotional                      Children With
 Special Needs                       Development                           Special Needs

 ECE Professional                                                          Social/Emotional
                                                                           Development
Ann McCloskey | Assistant Professor, Landmark College
                                                                           Supporting Children
This workshop will focus first on understanding                            & Families
major styles of attachment, based on the work of
Mary Ainsworth. Participants will learn a bit about
                                                                         Laurel Bongiorno, Ph.D. | Program Director, Champlain
Ainsworth’s extensive research that led to her
                                                                         College M.Ed. Program and VAEYC Past-President
categorization of attachment styles. The main focus of
the workshop will be on applying this understanding
                                                                         Participants will read Jeanine Fitzgerald’s The Dance of
of differing attachment styles to work with children.
                                                                         Interaction prior to this session and come prepared for a
While Ainsworth focused on infants and toddlers in her
                                                                         discussion of applying elements of this book to their
research, her work has been successfully applied to all
                                                                         teaching and program directing practice.
age groups of children and even adults. Learning will
occur through activities that include use of worksheets,
small group discussion, and large group discussion. As
a professor at Landmark College, Ann employs Universal
Design Instruction in her classes and workshops.


                                                                          Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters
F18: Block Play

 Curriculum

 Math/Science

 Play

Laura Butler | Director Imagination Island Child Care
(5-STAR nationally accredited family child care)
Ellen Drolette | Sunshine Daydream Child Care
(5-STAR nationally accredited family child care)

Block play is a multi-age, open-ended activity. So why
is it not valued as one of THE most important areas
in the classroom? Come learn ways of sprucing up the
block play area, the importance of block play for all
ages along with prop suggestions and ideas to expand
and spark imaginations. This will be a hands-on,
energetic workshop – come ready to play and use your
imagination.



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Saturday All Day Workshop
October 20, 2012 | 10:30am – 4:30pm



                                                                         S1: CSEFEL Module 1: Promoting Children’s
Please note:                                                             Success: Building Relationships and Creating
Choosing this workshop satisfies your selections
                                                                         Supportive Environments
for all three time slots on Saturday.
                                                                           Advanced                            Intentional Practice

                                                                           Children With                       Social/Emotional
                                                                           Special Needs                       Development


                                                                         Jackie Sprague | Early Childhood Special Educator,
                                                                         Barre City Elementary School

                                                                         This module addresses strategies for preventing
                                                                         challenging behavior through building positive
Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters                          relationships with children, families and colleagues;
                                                                         designing environments, schedules and routines;
                                                                         implementing activities that promote child engagement;
                                                                         modifying and adapting materials and activities to
                                                                         meet individual needs of children and providing
                                                                         encouragement and positive feedback to children.




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Saturday morning – Session I
October 20, 2012 | 10:30am – 12 noon



S2: Let’s Go Outside                                                     S4: Sex Differences in Early Learning:
 Curriculum                                                              The Sexes in your Program
                                                                           Intentional Practice
 Infant/Toddler
                                                                           Social/Emotional
 Math/Science
                                                                           Development
Lisa Murphy | The Ooey Gooey® Lady
                                                                           Supporting Children
Overweight preschoolers, elimination of recess,                            & Families
increased numbers of children on medication… serious
issues that are a direct result of our (mistaken) belief                 Lawrence G. Shelton | Associate Professor of Human
that if children are playing they are not learning. This                 Development & Familiy Studies, University of Vermont
workshop will examine many reasons WHY children
need to play outside and will also address some of the                   We all know that boys and girls are different. Current
social factors that inhibit outdoor play. We’ll wrap up by               research continues to refine our understanding of how
viewing a picture show of children engaged in outdoor                    those differences develop. But what do the differences
play experiences that you can immediately implement                      mean for how we provide child care and early
in your own home or center based program. And best of                    education? How can we do the best we can for both
all, they are activities that use materials you probably                 sexes? Are the best practices different for boys and
already have in the garage or the shed!                                  girls? Or can we design best practice that serves all
                                                                         children well? We will review current understanding of
                                                                         sex differences and how they shape the problems and
                                                                         challenges in our programs. Then we’ll consider how
S3: Practicing Piaget                                                    developmentally appropriate practices can guide us to
 Advanced                                                                supporting the development of both sexes well.

 Curriculum
                                                                         S5: Nature for Knee-Highs and their Families
 Infant/Toddler                                                            Curriculum
 Play                                                                      Math/Science
Cheryl Hovey | Professional Development Specialist,                        Outdoor Environments
The Children’s Workshop
                                                                         Cory Stephenson | Knee High Nature Program
This workshop will review the stages of cognitive                        Coordinator, Four Winds Nature Institute
development in infants and toddlers. There will be an                    Deb Parella | Naturalist/Educator, Four Winds
in-depth look and review into what happens at each                       Nature Institute
stage so the signs do not go unnoticed and educators
can use their knowledge to impact curriculum and                         Positive interactions with the natural world are a
individualized care.                                                     critical part of healthy child development, and enhance
                                                                         learning and overall quality of life. Young children who
                                                                         are close to nature relate to it as a source of wonder,
                                                                         joy and awe. Yet today they spend less time outdoors
                                                                         than any previous generation. Let’s change that! During
                                                                         this session, we’ll talk about increasing children’s
                                                                         awareness of, curiosity about, and appreciation of the
                                                                         natural world through investigation, creative play, and
                                                                         plenty of interactive time outside.

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Saturday morning – Session I
October 20, 2012 | 10:30am – 12 noon



S6: Give them Words! Supporting the                                      S8: Clay Play
Language Development of Infants and                                        Creative Arts                       Play
Toddlers
                                                                           Curriculum
 Curriculum                          Literacy
                                                                         Sarah Sprague | Teacher/Education Coordinator,
 Infant/Toddler                                                          Shelburne Craft School

Coreen Woodbury, MS, CCC-SLP | Speech Language                           In this workshop we will be learning about how to integrate
Pathologist, Stern Center for Language and Literacy                      clay into your program. Be ready to play, using different
                                                                         tools, objects, nature and your hands to create different
Words are so valuable! In this fast-paced and interactive                textures and forms out of clay. Come have fun and learn
workshop, learn three simple techniques to help infants                  about different techniques and how to build fine motor
and toddlers develop their language skills during                        skills with children in your care.
play. Practice these techniques with the guidance of
a speech-language pathologist at hands-on learning
stations using commonly found children’s toys and                        S9: Promoting Responsive Relationships
materials. Your children are listening... give them words!               among Child Care Providers, Parents, and
                                                                         their very Young Children
Give them Words! is also offered on Thursday morning, workshop T5.
                                                                           Children With                       Social/Emotional
                                                                           Special Needs                       Development
S7: Nutrition’s Link to Development,                                       Communication                       Supporting Children
Behavior, and Learning in Young Children—                                                                      & Families
How Childcare Can Make the Difference                                      Infant/Toddler

 Curriculum                          Health & Well Being                 Susan Barry | Private Consultant

Jenna Whitson & Anore Horton | Child Nutrition                           Participants will learn how to foster effective
Advocacy Team at Hunger Free Vermont                                     communication that builds responsive relationships
                                                                         between parents and providers, with key information
This interactive workshop will explore the importance of                 shared with respect to supporting very young children’s
nutrition for young children’s development and learning,                 healthy social and emotional development. Knowledge
the latest research on the early development of lifelong                 and skills related to responsive relationships also
eating habits, and the reality of nutrition in childcare                 enhances the primary prevention of child maltreatment.
settings today. Learn what resources are available to
help you use good nutrition to transform the behavior,
eating habits, and readiness to learn of the children in                 Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters
your care on a daily basis. Get individualized support for
implementing the Child and Adult Care Food Program,
or a comparable nutrition plan, in your center or home.




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Saturday Afternoon – Combined Sessions II & III
October 20, 2012 | 1:15pm – 4:30pm



Please note:                                                               S12: Intuitive Art Education
Choosing workshop S11, S12, or S13 will                                     Creative Arts                      Curriculum
satisfy your selection for both time slots on                              Robin Wimbiscus | Owner, Robin Wimbiscus Studio
Saturday afternoon.
                                                                           Intuitive Art Education is a method developed by
                                                                           the presenter to help you understand and listen to
                                                                           your intuition. Using simple art supplies you begin to
S10: Multi-age Activities                                                  understand that each color and its relationship to each
 Curriculum                            Home-Based                          other mean something specific. This is a method for self
                                                                           care and spiritual growth. It teaches you how to become
                                       Child Care
                                                                           aware of yourself and others as well as understanding
Laura Butler | Director Imagination Island Child Care                      your purpose for being. When brought into the classroom
(5-STAR nationally accredited family child care)                           or therapy session it becomes a tool for behavioral
Ellen Drolette | Sunshine Daydream Child Care                              issues and understanding non-verbal communication,
(5-STAR nationally accredited family child care)                           and building confidence and compassion and changing
                                                                           negative thought patterns. The best way to describe how
Multi-Age Activities is meant to spark and inspire family                  this process works is to imagine your body absorbing
child care providers to get messy, muddy, experiment                       light. This light is made up of different colors that
and implement the activities provided. Discussion will be                  are vibrating at different speeds. When our negative
around intentional planning and executing, open-ended                      thoughts come into contact with these vibrations, it
activities and dealing with different developmental needs.                 changes our moods and feeling and it shows up in our
This workshop will be hands-in – not on – but in! Come                     paintings. Every color and its relationship with the other
ready to play, learn, share and inspire.                                   colors in your painting mean something very specific
                                                                           and can be used as a navigational tool to change
                                                                           negative thought patterns. Some of these thoughts are
S11: Singing and Playing with the Little Ones                              so deeply rooted you may not even know that they are
in your Care                                                               there, keeping you stuck. For very young children and
                                                                           non-verbal communicators, the sheer act of putting your
 Curriculum                            Math/Science                        colors on paper and being heard, reduces frustration and
                                                                           behavioral issues. Older children and adults learn that
 Infant/Toddler                                                            what they believe to be a disability or learning difference
                                                                           are really gifts that can guide us to our life purpose.
Lisa Murphy | The Ooey Gooey® Lady

Simple and to the point – this is a hands-on exploration                   S13: Collage Making
of many activities that are appropriate for the wee ones
in your infant and toddler rooms. After some hands-on                       Creative Arts                      Curriculum
playtime we will wrap up the afternoon by singing some                     Sarah Sprague | Teacher/Education Coordinator,
songs and fingerplays – come ready to sing along!                          Shelburne Craft School

(DISCLAIMER: The activities presented are different than the ones          In this workshop we will be creating pictures with hand
presented the day before at the Ooey Gooey® workshop; however, the         painted paper to collage with. This will be based on
songs and fingerplays are a repeat of the “10 Little Hotdogs” workshop.)   children’s authors such as Eric Carle, Lois Ehlert and
                                                                           many of their wonderful designs. We will also talk about
                                                                           abstract work using Wassily Kandinsky as an example.
                                                                           In the beginning we will paint our paper, with brushes,
                                                                           sponges, fingers, and as they are drying we will talk
                                                                           about the designs, ideas, and what draws children in.
                                                                           Then we will create our own collage masterpieces.

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Saturday Afternoon – Session II
October 20. 2012 | 1:15pm – 2:45pm



S14: Helping Children Develop Healthy Sleep                              S16: The Role of Play in Early Intervention
Patterns
                                                                           Children With
 Health & Well Being                 Supporting Children                   Special Needs
                                     & Families
 Infant/Toddler                                                            Curriculum

 Social/Emotional                                                          Play
 Development
                                                                         Rebecca Webb | Early Childhood Education,
                                                                         Burlington School District
Scott Noyes | Featured Presenter, Empowering
Programs
                                                                         Come join us for a workshop exploring the nature of
                                                                         play within our spaces and learn how play supports
The results of children not getting enough sleep are
                                                                         early intervention. What does play look like? How can
astonishing. Sleep deprivation can have serious effects
                                                                         we become better play facilitators and use play to help
on physical health and mental impairments. Inadequate
                                                                         all children access and learn about their world? We’ll
rest impairs our ability to think, handle stress, maintain
                                                                         discuss the research behind strong play, look deeply at
a healthy immune system and moderate our emotions.
                                                                         developmental milestones, and discuss the role of play
The loss of one hour of sleep for a child each night is
                                                                         in early intervention. At the end of the workshop you will
equivalent to two years of cognitive maturation and
                                                                         leave with an understanding of how providers can support
development. In addition, sleep-deprived people fail to
                                                                         and include all children in play.
recall pleasant memories yet recall gloomy memories
just fine. This presentation will review the facts about
the importance of sleep and how to help children                         S17: Infant/Toddler Brain Development and
establish and maintain healthy sleep habits.                             How to Put the Data Into Practice

                                                                           Advanced                            Social/Emotional
S15: Children as Meaning-Makers:                                                                               Development
Constructing Play Experiences to Support                                   Infant/Toddler
Early Literacy Development
                                                                         Kathi J. Apgar, M.Ed. | Director, The Y Early Childhood
 Home-Based Child Care               Play                                Program at Fletcher Allen
 Language/Literacy                                                       The larger body of brain research tells us a great deal
Kathy Leo Nyquist, Ed.D. | Associate Professor and                       about the development of infants and toddlers. This
Literacy Specialist, Champlain College                                   workshop will give participants an opportunity to
                                                                         identify specific practices that can be employed on a
With appropriate resources, materials and guidance,                      daily basis to enhance the growth of young children.
children’s emergent literacy knowledge and behaviors                     All attendees will have the chance to share individual
can develop more fully in play-based settings. In this                   examples of what works with young children as we
workshop, we will explore ways to enhance the play                       strive to enhance cognition on every level.
environment to support emerging language, reading,
and writing behaviors in young children. Participants
will share and come away with new ideas for: teaching
literacy through play, assessing children’s reading
and writing development through play, working with
families and other caregivers, all while implementing
developmentally appropriate practices.

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          Saturday Afternoon – Session II
          October 20. 2012 | 1:15pm – 2:45pm



          S18: understanding Quality Standards in                              S19: Business 101 for Family Child Care
          Family Child Care                                                     Business Practices                  Program Administration
           Accreditation                    Home-Based Child Care
                                                                                Home-Based Child Care
           ECE Professional                 Program Administration             Gerri Barrows | Discovery Hill Family Child Care,
          Laura Butler | Director Imagination Island Child Care                Vermont Birth to Three Mentor
          (5-STAR nationally accredited family child care)                     Come discover why contracts and polices are important
          Ellen Drolette | Sunshine Daydream Child Care                        in family child care. In this workshop we will explore
          (5-STAR nationally accredited family child care)                     relevant terms and learn how to create and enforce
                                                                               contracts and policies to support your family child
          STARS, National Family Child Care Accreditation                      care business. We will also discuss how to build and
          (NAFCC), Child Development Associate and Northern                    maintain a business relationship with parents and how to
          Lights Level certificates – there are many, many ways                professionally address common issues that might arise.
          to assess quality. Come explore the options and get
          your questions answered in this energetic, informative,
          interactive session and learn about mentoring that can
          help get you on your way.

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Saturday Afternoon – Session III
October 20. 2012 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm



S20: Little voices, Healthy Choices                                        S22: Backyard Paradise

 Health & Well Being                                                        Curriculum                        Math/Science

 Infant/Toddler                                                            Home-Based Child Care              Outdoor Environments

Sharon Adams | Infant Toddler Specialist, Vermont                          Lisa Guerrero | Early Education and Family Consultant
Head Start Training Center
                                                                           How do children really play outside when adults let
This very active workshop will address strategies for                      them do what they want to do? What outdoor elements
helping infants and toddlers have the healthiest start                     are inherently captivating to children? Like children’s
possible. Information, resources, and activities will be                   literature and films, the best children’s gardens are
discussed on brain development, nutrition, physical                        those that appeal as much to parents and caregivers as
activity and sleep. We’ll sing, dance, and laugh.                          to children because they touch some universal chord
                                                                           born in childhood. In other words, the best children’s
                                                                           outdoor environments will always be places that adults
                                                                           can fully enjoy too. In this workshop, we will discuss
S21: Cultivating Joy and Wonder through
                                                                           the elements and activities that outline how children
Nature, Food, and Community-based                                          really play and thrive in the out-of-doors.
Learning: Education for Sustainability in the
Early Childhood Setting                                                    S23: Building Collaborative Relationships
 Curriculum                           Outdoor Environments                 with Families
 Math/Science                                                               Home-Based Child Care              Supporting Children
                                                                                                               & Families
Linda Wellings | Director of School Programs,                               Program Administration
Shelburne Farms
                                                                           Didi Harris | Early Childhood Consultant, Vermont
Christie Bond | Early Childhood Coordinator,
                                                                           Birth to Three
Shelburne Farms
                                                                           Brenda Schramm | Vermont Birth to Three Mentor
Immerse yourself in nature, food, and community
                                                                           Early childhood and child care professionals build
experiences that cultivate joy and wonder in young
                                                                           partnerships with families as an important strategy to
children while deepening their relationship with the
                                                                           promote healthy child development. These partnerships
world around them. We’ll embark on an outdoor journey
                                                                           can help prevent child abuse and neglect. Building
to explore the connection between the human and
                                                                           effective relationships with families is the foundation
natural world through seasonally inspired adventures.
                                                                           for these partnerships. This session supports various
                                                                           strategies that foster relationship building with families.
A longer version of this workshop is also offered on Thursday afternoon,
workshop T11.

                                                                           Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters




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Saturday Afternoon – Session III
October 20. 2012 | 1:15pm – 2:45pm



S24: Best Practices in Recordkeeping
and Tax Preparation for Family Child Care
Providers
 Business Practices                  Program Administration

 Home-Based Child Care
Gerri Barrows | Discovery Hill Family Child Care,
Vermont Birth to Three Mentor

Come find out how to save money on your taxes! Learn
three key recordkeeping tips for maintaining accurate
business records and explore how to maximize the
tax deductions you can take for your family child care
business.

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Fall Conference Scholarships


VAEYC is able to provide $50 scholarships to
individuals for the 2012 Fall Conference through the
Chuck Bayles Scholarship Fund in an effort to make
registration fees more affordable. Funding comes
from the 2011 conference raffle proceeds, from 2011
presenters who donated back their stipends to the
scholarship fund, and from generous contributions of                                Online scholarship
the following organizations:

• Vermont Birth to Three is a collaborative effort by a
                                                                                    application form
  group of funders with a long standing commitment
  to children, working in close partnership with
                                                                                    vaeyc.org/2012scholarships
  state agencies, policy makers, and early childhood
  professionals around the state to improve outcomes
  for our young children and strengthen the home-
  based provider industry using a combination of peer
  mentoring, expansion of professional development,
  supporting existing Starting Points provider networks,
  and providing grants and technical assistance.
                                                                                 Do you work for a
                                                                                 NAEYC-accredited center?
• The Vermont Chapter of the Division of Early
                                                                                 Conference attendees from NAEYC-accredited
  Childhood is an organization of VT early educators
                                                                                 workplaces are eligible to receive a 10% rebate
  who work together to promote early education. “We
                                                                                 on their conference registration costs, pending
  are proud to sponsor four scholarships to the VAEYC
                                                                                 confirmation of attendance at the event. 10%
  conference.”
                                                                                 rebate checks will be sent to the billing contact
                                                                                 in early November for all attendees from NAEYC-
Priority for scholarship awards will be given to VAEYC
                                                                                 accredited centers. Whether you register online
members and to those demonstrating the greatest need
                                                                                 or through the mail, all you need to do is check
(either financial need, or a professional development
                                                                                 the box indicating that you work at an accredited
need related to an unmet Individual Professional
                                                                                 center, we'll do the rest!
Development Plan (IPDP) goal/objective that the
conference can help to meet).

The scholarship review team will complete a first round
of scholarship requests by September 14th, 2012.
Any remaining scholarship money will be awarded on
a revolving basis for applications received between
September 14th and October 12th. The scholarship
program closes on October 12th or when the fund is
depleted, whichever comes first. All recipients will be
notified by email.

If you have questions about scholarships please contact
Melissa Riegel-Garrett at:

melissa.riegel-garrett@vaeyc.org or (802) 244-6282.




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Registration Instructions



Register Online Now                                                      • Registrations that are not accompanied by full
                                                                           payment will not be processed until payment
Online registration is strongly preferred, as it saves time,               is received (excluding school districts who
reduces paperwork and paper use, and allows you to know
right away if you’re enrolled in the workshops you want.                   submit a valid P.O. — please contact the
                                                                           Conference Coordinator if this arrangement is
Register online any time before Friday, October 12th at
                                                                           necessary).
www.vaeyc.org

Best rates are available during the Early Bird registration –            • In order to qualify for the VAEYC member
Early Bird deadline Friday, September 21, 2012
                                                                           rate, you must have a valid membership
                                                                           number. Not yet a member? Go to
                                                                           www.naeyc.org, click on “membership” to
             Mail-in Registrations                                         join. You can receive a membership number
                                                                           right away.
             Mailed-in paper registrations will be processed
             based on their postmark date. There is a $10
             processing fee PER PARTICIPANT on all                       • You will receive an email confirming your
             mailed-in registrations.
                                                                           registration and workshop choices.
             mAil to:
             VAEYC
             c/o James Woodard Consulting
                                                                         • Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.
             251 Poker Hill Road
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                                                                           fee, must be in writing and postmarked by
                                                                           Friday, October 12, 2012.




If you have questions about the conference or about registration, please contact James Woodard,
Conference Coordinator, via email:

info@jameswoodardconsulting.com, or call (802) 310-2125 between 9am and 9pm daily.


PLEASE NOTE: The Conference Coordinator will be unavailable from Wednesday, September 26th through Wednesday
October 3rd. During this time, VAEYC Executive Director Melissa Riegel-Garrett (802-244-6282) will be available to
answer questions, but on a very limited basis. If you anticipate needing assistance from the Conference Coordinator,
please plan ahead.



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                                                                                                       1. ________________________
      Options:
                                                                                                       2. ________________________
        Thursday, October 18, 2012 only
        before September 21st: VAEYC member $75, non-member $125                                       3. ________________________
        after September 21st VAEYC member $95, non-member $145            $_________________
                                                                                                       Friday, Oct. 19 • Session 1
        Friday, October 19, 2012 only
        before September 21st: VAEYC member $75, non-member $125                                       1. ________________________
        after September 21st: VAEYC member $95, non-member $145           $_________________           2. ________________________
        Saturday, October 20, 2012 only                                                                3. ________________________
        before September 21st: VAEYC member $75, non-member $125
        after September 21st: VAEYC member $95, non-member $145           $_________________           Friday, Oct. 19 • Session 2
                                                                                                       1. ________________________
        Two-Day Rate
        before September 21st: VAEYC member $130, non-member $230                                      2. ________________________
        after September 21st: VAEYC member $150, non-member $250          $________________            3. ________________________

        Three-Day Rate                                                                                 Friday, Oct. 19 • Session 3
        before September 21st: VAEYC member $165, non-member $315                                  _
        after September 21st: VAEYC member $185, non-member $335          $________________            1. ________________________
                                                                                                       2. ________________________
                                                                                                   _
                                                                                                       3. ________________________

     Mail-In Processing Fee: $10 per registrant                             10.00
                                                                          $_______________             Saturday, Oct. 20 • Session 1
      Avoid processing fee by registering online at www.vaeyc.org                         _
                                                                                                       1. ________________________
                                                          Enclosed TOTAL $                             2. ________________________
                                                                                                       3. ________________________
      Payment Information:                                                                      _

        Check (made payable to vaeyc)              Credit Card                                  _      Saturday, Oct. 20 • Session 2
                                                                                                       1. ________________________
     Credit Card Number: ____________________________________________________
                                                                                                       2. ________________________
     Name on Card:__________________________________________________________                           3. ________________________
     Signature:______________________________________________________________
                                                                                                       Saturday, Oct. 20 • Session 3
     Expiration Date:______________                                                            _       1. ________________________
     Security Code (on back of card        3455   788   ):___________                                  2. ________________________
                                                                                                       3. ________________________

 The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Conference and Retreat
 October 18, 19, & 20, 2012 | To register online visit vaeyc.org | Registration deadlines: Early Bird – Friday, Sept. 21 / Regular – Friday, Oct. 12

								
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