About the Exchange

Purpose

The VTAEYC Exchange aims to inspire learning and action where young children intersect with society’s most pressing issues. We welcome your participation and engagement with the Exchange as a thinker, a listener, a contributor, and a doer.

Practice

The heart of the Exchange is the Fellowship program which helps cross-disciplinary practitioners engage with one another and their communities. Fellows create lasting relationships and resources that support action on climate change, social justice, and community-building. This website serves as an online repository of resources and activities.

Our Team

Ann Moore

VTAEYC Exchange Administrator

Membership Director for the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) and the Coordinator for the VTAEYC Exchange

Email: ann.moore@vtaeyc.org

Ann recognizes how crucial it is that she and others in early childhood education expand their thinking, efforts and conversations to include our planet, our diversity, and our communities. The Exchange is an opportunity to create a fuller picture.

She is thrilled to be coordinating this new-to-VTAEYC Initiative. She looks forward to building and fostering the connections between the VTAEYC community and those dedicating their energies to protect and nurture our planet, our diversity, and our communities in Vermont.

Susan Torncello

Fellowship Coordinator

Susan has spent 25 + years teaching and learning alongside faculty, practitioners and children throughout Vermont. In addition to teaching at UVM, she’s also been involved in statewide advocacy and outreach projects including: the Early Childhood Higher Education Consortium; Task Force to Advance Early Childhood Education as a Profession in Vermont; Peer Review Portfolio projects; Vt. Higher Education Collaborative and Turrell Fund’s Early Learning and Development Exchange. She is currently collaborating with VTAEYC to transition this project to their organization.

The VTAEYC Exchange launched in June 2022 with support from the Turrell Fund. This program builds from the foundation created by the Turrell Fund’ Early Learning and Development Exchange in 2021.