The Brain Loves a Song!

VAAEYC Admin/ March 1, 2021/ Events, Music and Arts, vaaeyc News

Join us on Friday, March 12, at 12:35, as Maryann “Mar.” Harman presents “The Brain Loves a Song!” – and to get you excited, check out the sneak peek below! Maryann “Mar.” Harman is a music educator with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and a Master’s in Education, with an emphasis in Early Childhood, and is certified in Level I

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Q & A with Valerie Branch, Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist

VAAEYC Admin/ February 9, 2021/ Events, Music and Arts

Valerie Branch, who will present the closing keynote for VAAEYC’s 2021 Annual Conference on Saturday, March 13 at 2:55 p.m., has been a Master Teaching Artist with Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts since 2014 and is Director of the Maryland Wolf Trap Affiliate. Valerie is a professionally trained dancer who has performed all over the world.

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Take Back the Media, with Jessica Skiles

VAAEYC Admin/ January 27, 2021/ Diversity, Events

Our guest blogger today, Jessica Skiles, will also be presenting “Diversify Your Bookshelf” at the Annual Conference on Friday, March 12 at 1:45 pm. Her session, “Snailed It!”, was hit at the 2020 Annual Conference! Jessica Skiles has worked in the field of early childhood for six years, with many years of volunteer and part-time experience before that. She has

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Get A Grip…Write Out Of The Box!

VAAEYC Admin/ January 18, 2021/ Events, Good to Know, Tips and Tricks

Today’s guest blogger is Dr. Marianne Gibbs, EdD, OTR/L, the creator and presenter of Write Out Of The Box Dr. Marianne Gibbs is an occupational therapist and dynamic, national early childhood educational speaker. Dr. Gibbs received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1985 from Claremont McKenna College, Master of Occupational Therapy Degree in 2000 from Texas Woman’s University, and Doctorate

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Introducing…Dr. Joanne Hunter!

VAAEYC Admin/ January 16, 2021/ Events

Though our next presenter likely needs no introduction – she’s been a vaaeyc Annual Conference favorite for years – we couldn’t resist giving you a sneak peek at the fabulous ideas and inspiration she’ll be bringing to us this year! On Saturday, March 13 at 1:45 PM, Dr. Joanne Hunter will be presenting “Making Manipulatives for Mindful Movement”. Addressing the

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Introducing…Dave Davlin!

VAAEYC Admin/ January 7, 2021/ Events

The 2021 vaaeyc Annual Conference Experience is going to be like nothing before, and we can’t wait for you to meet the spectacular speakers we have in store for you! This year we’re kicking off Friday, March 12 with a morning keynote presented by Dave Davlin. (Read more about Dave on his website HERE. He was in the Guinness Book

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Registration is now open!

VAAEYC Admin/ January 1, 2021/ Events

We are VERY excited to announce that registration is now officially OPEN for the 2021 Annual Conference! vaaeyc has been hard at work to adapt under the circumstances so that our Annual Conference can still thrive and be a valuable experience for all. From the first click, you’ll see some exciting new changes, and we can’t wait for you to

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The 2021 Annual Conference – Going Virtual!

VAAEYC Admin/ November 18, 2020/ Events

With all the uncertainty, we are giving you something to look forward to – The 65th vaaeyc Annual Conference will be a fully online experience! Why did vaaeyc make this decision? This was a difficult decision. We know the importance of meeting face-to-face to learn and share experiences. The realities we face mean that we have to be safe and sensitive

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