October 20-22, 2022

Annual Montana Early Childhood Educators' Conference

2022 mtaeyc Annual Early Childhood Conferene Oct 20-22, 2022

Delta Hotel, Helena, MT

Venue

Delta Hotel
2301 Colonial Dr
Helena, Montana
59601
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Event Details

2022 mtaeyc Annual Early Childhood Conferene will be held Oct 20-22, 2022 at the Delta Hotel in Helena, MT.

Registration: More information coming soon.

Schedule: More information coming soon.

Hotel Room Information:

Delta Hotel:

MT Assoc of the Education of Young Children MTAEYC

Start Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022 End Date: Friday, October 21, 2022

Last Day to Book: Saturday, October 1, 2022

Hotel offering your special group rate: $103/night

Book your group rate for MT Assoc of the Education of Young Children MTAEYC

Baymont Hotel:

Montana Association for the Education of Young Children MTAEYC

Hotel offering your special group rate: $84/night

Online booking code is CGMECC- Please enter the dates of the group block and other pertentant information - only the rooms set up in your block will be available for your guests to choose from. Next click on the special rates and this box will open. Click on the Group Code and enter the code above and you will be directed to your block.

Last Day to Book: Saturday, October 1, 2022

Are you ready to present to Early Childhood Professionals in Montana?  Do you have knowledge and expertise to share? Mtaeyc is seeking proposals related to the conference.

Proposal Criteria and Details

Workshops will be selected based on how the proposal matches the requested criteria. Notification of acceptance will be made by June1, 2022.  The mtaeyc Annual Conference will be in-person October 20-22, 2022. 

This year mtaeyc is partnering with MFPE to offer sessions geared for K-3 grade teachers alongside our Birth-preschool sessions. Our conference sessions will be offered Thursday and Friday between 8am-5pm and Saturday between 8am-12pm.  Workshops should be either 60 or 120 minutes in length. 

Please be prepared with the following required information:

Workshop Title

Workshop Description

Learning Objectives

All presenter names and contact information

Target Audience

Subject/Curriculum Area:

Early Literacy/Language   

Early Numeracy         

STEM/STEAM  

Play

Special Education      

Environments

Observation, Documentation,& Assessment

Social/Emotional/Challenging Behaviors  

Indian Education For All 

Administration/Leadership

Want to be a Sponsor or Vendor?

Mtaeyc is a non-profit professional membership organization that works to promote high quality early learning for Montana’s youngest children, birth through age 8 (3rd grade). Mtaeyc’s annual statewide conference provides professional development opportunities for childcare providers and early education teachers. 

This year our conference will be held October 20-22, 2022, at the Delta Hotel in Helena, MT.  We are expecting around 300+ attendees from across the state to participate in a multitude of professional training. 

We are seeking donations/ad space in our conference program from local and statewide businesses to help make our conference a success. Here are some possible ways your business might be able to help us. These ideas include, but are not limited to:

Keynote speaker 

Training sessions 

Scholarships for Teachers in Training (Early Childhood College Students)

Award Ceremony (small prizes for 7 award categories of early childhood champions)

Door Prizes

Your contribution will have a huge impact on early childhood education across the state. Childcare providers and teachers notoriously earn very low salaries, often only minimum wage without benefits. With support from Montana businesses like yourself, we hope to significantly diminish the cost of registration for participants. Thus, enabling more early childhood teachers to join our conference and bring back current best practices in their work with the children and families in their Montana communities.   Please submit form(s) and payment no later than June 15, 2022. 

Awards:

Mtaeyc recognizes and presents awards to individuals or groups that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to young children and families, either at the state and/or local level. To nominate an individual or group(s) please fill out this form. Award Nominations must be submitted no later than July 15th. Award selections will be made at the MTAEYC Board Meeting July 20th. Awards will then be presented at the annual 2021 MtAEYC Early Childhood Conference dinner at the Delta Hotel in Helena, MT October 21st. Recipients and information about each award will be listed in the conference booklet.

Early Childhood Service Award

This award is to be presented to an individual who has demonstrated an exemplary service to the Montana Early Childhood field at both the local and state level. This individual has demonstrated an active role in a support service to programs that care for and/or educate young children and/or their families, and is a current member of mtaeyc.

McCarthy Public Service Award

This award is to be presented to an individual or group that has demonstrated a long-term, exemplary commitment to the care and/or education of young children at the state level by actively participating in advocating, developing and/or maintaining public policies affecting young children and/ or their families. This public service may be through election, employment and/or volunteer efforts. This individual or group may or may not be a current member of mtaeyc.

Montana Infant/Toddler Teacher of the Year Award

The MT Infant Toddler Teacher of the Year Award is presented to an individual whose specialty is excellence in the personal care and education of children ages 0-2 years old and is employed in a licensed child care program in Montana. This individual encompasses intentionality, responsiveness, and professionalism, and demonstrates understanding of developmental milestones for children in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development. The recipient of this award demonstrates skills and knowledge related to the unique needs and education of infants and toddlers age 0-36 months; and, utilizes developmentally appropriate observation, assessment, and documentation skills that can be applied to interpretations of growth and development, planning, and identification of individual needs. Lastly, this individual demonstrates professional skills including ethical practice, reflective practice, written and verbal communication, collaboration, advocacy, and identification of personal qualifications in relationship to state and national requirements for teachers of young children.

Montana Preschool Teacher of the Year Award

The Preschool Teacher of the Year Award is given to someone who is committed to teaching children ages 3-5 years of age. This person is an advocate for children and the early childhood field alike. They have enthusiasm and dedication to teaching and aiding in the development of preschool age children in a holistic way. The recipient of the Preschool Teacher of the Year Award is given to a teacher who inspires children to grow and learn.

Montana K-3 Teacher of the Year Award

The K-3 Teacher of the Year Award is given to an early childhood teacher working in a classroom serving children kindgergarten thorugh 3 rd grade who demonstrates outstanding character in education initiatives. This individual has the ability to inspire, guide, and mentor students through independent and creative thinking. The recipient of this award shows an understanding in adjusting to the needs and interests of a wide variety of student learners. This teacher is dedicated to education and shows a love for inspiring students through early learning.

Early Childhood Excellence in Program Administration Award

The Early Childhood Excellence in Program Administration Award recognizes outstanding administrative and professional performance; Program Administrators play a critical role in the qualility and delivery of Early Childhood Services. The recipient of this award will encompass many characteristics including operational excellence, exceptional service provider, positive impactfulness, leadership, mentorship, and community service.

Friend of Early Childhood Education Award

The Friend of Early Childhood Education Award is to be presented to an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to education and/or the early childhood profession in Montana. The purpose of this award is to recognize dynamic individuals or organizations who have empowered early childhood workforce and made contributions to the advancement of early care and education through exhibited leadership, acts, and support of quality early childhood for Montana’s children.

The 2021 Award Winners are:

McCarthy Public Services Award:

Brandi Thomas

Montana Early Childhood Service Award:

Michelle Sexton

Montana Infant Toddler Teacher of the Year Award:

Pepper Curtis

Montana Preschool Teacher of the Year Award:

Kirby Sandall

Montana K-3 Teacher of the Year Award:

Mishel Vatoussis

Early Childhood Excellence in Program and Administration Award:

Susan Sholar

Friends of Early Childhood Education Award:

XY Planning Network