The VTAEYC Exchange Fellowship is for early childhood educators and allies who want to work at the intersection of early childhood and pressing societal issues related to our planet, our diversity, and our communities.
Fellows have the opportunity to build content, relationships, and engagement opportunities for the specific intersection topic they are exploring. The goal is to engage in the exchange of information, resources, and perspectives related to each topic, both from the lens of young children and families and the specific fields of study and work.
Fellows typically spend between 2 to 4 hours per week in this role. Fellows work in a topic team, one from the early childhood world and another who is passionate and active in other ways related to the topic area. For example, our first co-fellows for Our Planet x Young Children were an early childhood educator from the Shelburne Farms Early Education program and a UVM student and climate change activist.
The fellowship includes a financial stipend as well as support and mentorship from the Fellowship coordinator and current and past fellows.
The first step is reaching out to the Exchange Administrator, Ann Moore, to express your interest and schedule a conversation. We are currently recruiting for Fellows for the second half of 2022.