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: 2022 Montana Early Childhood Fall Conference Together Towards Tomorrow Registration (whova.com)

Schedule: Check out our Agenda (more 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

Laquinta Inn & Suites:

MONTANA AEYC

(MT Association Educators of Young Children)

$110 +tax

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Fairfield Inn & Wingate :

Montana Association for the Education of Young Children

$103 +tax

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THANK YOU to our 2022 Sponsors

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