• 2017 Conference

  • 2018 Saturday Academy

  • Connecticut Affiliate Dialogue Meeting 2-6-16


The Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children (CTAEYC) is a proud affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

As such, mission of the Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children (CTAEYC) is to enhance the care, education, and development of Connecticut’s young children, in the context of family, and community; and to support the professionals who care for them. CTAEYC provides training to increase the competencies of professionals and promotes them through support and advocacy activities. CTAEYC achieves this by promoting a strong local affiliate structure, the development of leadership skills, and the coordination of informed advocacy dedicated to improving the quality of services for young children and their families.

2018 Pathways to Quality Brochure is now available!

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Online registration is now open!

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Now Announcing our brand new Early Childhood Professional Development Platform!

The Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children is excited to announce our brand new Early Childhood Development Platform, which looks to expand on current technical assistance practices and alliances that work to strengthen the functions of early childhood, specifically Family Child Care (FCC) and Infant and Toddler (I/T) Care.

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News & Highlights

New NAEYC Video: Our Vision
NAEYC believes in professional excellence and a world where every child gets a strong start. Let’s make that world a reality, together.

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 From the NAEYC Blog
Social skills are in the news, but how can you support them? DAP!

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 NAEYC Bestsellers
DAP in Kindergarten, Intentional Teaching, Math, Literacy ideas for children birth through age 8. 

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 NAEYC For Families
Teacher terms demystified, what to look for in a program, and more!
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Your gift will help CTAEYC be innovative and effective in advancing the early childhood profession.
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Professional Development

2018 CTAEYC “Pathways to Quality” Conference
Thank you to all who attended and helped make our 2017 conference such a success.  We hope to see you again at our 2018 event being held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Red Lion Hotel (Formerly the Radisson Hotel) in Cromwell, CT.  This year will also include a Leadership Day on Friday, October 19.

The 2018 conference brochure is now available.  Online registration is now open!  Click “Learn More” below for details.

We are still accepting contracts from Exhibitors and Sponsors for our conference this year.  Click “Learn More” below for the link to download the forms to fill out an Exhibitor/Sponsor contract.

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CTAEYC Saturday Academy
CTAEYC is pleased to announce the continued success of our exciting professional development opportunity for the early childhood community;  CTAEYC Saturday Academy.

We are currently working on our 2019 schedule, check back for details coming soon!

Register online this Fall for our  2019 Saturday Academies.

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CTAEYC Call for Consultants 2018-2019
The CT Association for the Education of Young Children (CTAEYC) seeks qualified professionals to act as consultants to assist with activities related to the delivery of high quality early childhood programming.

Consultants must document experience and expertise in the content on which they seek to provide support. Individuals who also speak Spanish or another language are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications must include:

  • a current resume along with cover letter
  • consultant questionnaire identifying which services they are qualified to provide
  • if interested in onsite mentoring and coaching, please attach 2 letters of recommendation from centers/sites where work has been completed

No consultant resume or cover letter will be reviewed without a completed consultant questionnaire. Respondents will be considered for work through June 30, 2019.

Deadline for response submission is June 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

Please download the following documents for further information.

Call for Consultants 2018-2019

Consultant Questionnaire 2018-2019