DVAEYC will hold its Annual Early Childhood Conference, March 20th-21st.
We anticipate approximately 1500 early childhood professionals and practitioners will be in attendance.
A highlight for all conference participants is always the Exhibit Hall! The hall will showcase the latest in early childhood products and services and the opportunity to network and make new contacts.
For almost 50 years, the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC) has championed high quality early care and education for children from birth to age 8 in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Founded by a group of influential and progressive early childhood educators in the 1960s, the organization was originally called Delaware Valley Association of Nursery and Kindergarten Educators (DVANKE). Then in 1967, the organization affiliated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and proudly adopted our current name.
Today, DVAEYC boasts more than 2,000 active members. With 25 professionals on staff, we’re one of the country’s largest local NAEYC affiliates. And we continue to grow by leaps and bounds.
In recent years, we’ve assisted more than 200 early childhood programs to reach national accreditation standards. Our statewide grassroots advocacy network motivates more than 3,000 individuals and organizations to increase public sector support for early learning programs. And our Annual Conference is the largest early childhood convention in the Mid-Atlantic region, drawing over 3,500 individuals annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.