PreK and Kindergarten Conference

Location: Hilton in Burlington, VT

Audience: Administrators, PreK and Kindergarten Teachers

Save the date for this year’s PreK and Kindergarten Conference –  Tapping the Joy of Learning for Each and Every Child...The Sweetness of Success – scheduled for Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Hilton in Burlington, Vermont. The Annual Kindergarten Conference organizers are joining with the Pyramid Model Consortium, an internationally recognized professional learning center, to collaboratively develop a conference focused on equity that will celebrate work happening in Vermont as well as provide opportunities to learn from national experts. We are also pleased to announce that Rosemarie Allen, an educational leader for over thirty years, will be our keynote speaker. Her life's work has centered on ensuring children have access to high quality early childhood programs that are developmentally and culturally appropriate. Register online for the PreK and Kindergarten Conference.

Contacts: Pat Fitzsimmons at (802) 479-1425 or or Kate Rogers at (802) 479-1454 or

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Interagency Core Teams Collaboration Event

Audience: Special Educators, Guidance Counselors, Voc Rehab Staff, Developmental Services Staff, Mental Health Professionals, Parents, and Professionals Supporting Youth with Disabilities in the Transition Process to Life After High School

Save the date for the Interagency Core Teams Collaboration Event on October 17, 2017, dedicated to improving the transition to life after high school for students with disabilities. It is an opportunity to support our interagency teams through opportunities to share resources, learn from each other, and create meaningful and effective transitions to adulthood for students with disabilities.

Contacts: Tara Howe, VocRehab Transition Program Director, at or John Spinney, Post-Secondary Transition Coordinator, at

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:45pm

Child Nutrition Programs Summer Institute

Date:  August 7-11, 2017

Location:  St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury

Audience: School Food Service, Administrators, Principals, Business Managers, Nurses, Farm to School Coordinators, Child/Adult Care Provide

Registration for the Child Nutrition Summer Institute is now open.  This year we are offering over 50 half-day, full-day and multi-day classes!  You may register for just one class, a whole day, or multiple days.  Learn more about the Summer Institute and register online.  The registration deadline for most classes is July 26th, however the deadline for some classes (including the New Manager’s class) is June 30th.  Early registration deadlines are noted on the class descriptions.  

Contact:  Cheryl Rogers, 802-479-1360, 

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, August 11, 2017 - 3:45pm

Tri-State Child Nutrition Programs Conference

Date:  May 2, 2017 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) and May 3, 2017 (8:00 am – 3:45 pm)

Location:  Sheraton Burlington Hotel, Burlington

ContactCheryl Rogers,

We are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Tri-State Child Nutrition Programs Conference being held on May 2 and 3, 2017. This year’s conference is hosted by Vermont Child Nutrition Programs, in partnership with Maine Child Nutrition Programs and New Hampshire Child Nutrition Programs, and will be held at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel in South Burlington, Vermont. The conference will begin on May 2 with a variety of optional “Pre-Conference” sessions. These full-day and half-day sessions will allow participants to delve more deeply into important program topics such as food safety, financial management and procurement. This pre-conference day also allows us to offer the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Class and Certification Exam and the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing Exam.  Learn more about the Tri-State Conference and register online. Learn more about the SNS Credentialing Exam, and to register to take the exam. You must pre-register with School Nutrition Association if you plan to take the exam.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (All day)

Transition and Career Planning Conference

The 12th annual 2017 Transition and Career Planning Conference for K-12 Professionals will address highlighting the importance of “igniting the imagination” as students, educators, and parents create the developmental pathway through personalized learning, proficiencies, and the strengths, challenges, and career aspirations of each student.  This year’s conference is sponsored by Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, Vermont State GEAR UP, Vermont Agency of Education, VocRehab Vermont, and the Vermont School Counselors Association.  

Contact: Cathy Printon

Registration2017 Transition & Career Planning Conference

Location: Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

When: May 25, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Annual Consolidated Federal Program Conference

Date: April 13, 2017

Location; Killington Grand Resort & Conference Center

Contact: Karen Abbott, (802) 479-1370

The morning session will focus on the new ESSA requirements on needs assessment planning and the afternoon workshops with highlight specific new and continuing ESSA requirement. All CFP Leaders are strongly encouraged to attend. Registration fee is $50 per person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Overnight accommodations are available at the room rate of $153.  Please contact Killington directly at 1-888-644-7263 and mention that you are attending the Agency of Education CFP Conference. Register online.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 (All day)

2017 Vermont Kindergarten Conference: The Arts as a Tool for Learning

Date: April 7, 2017

Location: Hilton Hotel, Burlington

Contact: Shirley Rawson, (802)479-1469

The Vermont Agency of Education, the Early Childhood Education Program at the University of Vermont, and VAEYC invite you to celebrate young children at the 25th Annual Vermont Kindergarten Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is nurturing imagination and learning through the arts. Prekindergarten, kindergarten and primary level teachers, school and program administrators, pre-service teachers, and teacher educators are encouraged to attend. The conference will be held on April 7, 2017 at the Hilton in Burlington. Please go to the 2017 Vermont Kindergarten Conference site to learn more about the conference and register. Last year's conference filled to capacity so we encourage you to go online and register early.

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
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