Castleton to Host Annual Early Childhood Education Institute

Castleton University is once again partnering with the Vermont Early Childhood Education Consortium to offer the annual Early Childhood Education Institute running July 23-26, 2018. The institute consists of sixteen hybrid courses designed to promote Vermont’s core values for early education and meet the needs of teachers of all levels. A strong emphasis is placed on courses that deepen practice, meet child care professional development requirements, and assist teachers in obtaining or retaining licenses and endorsements.

“We are honored to, again, be supporting the work of the second annual Early Childhood Institute happening on our campus in July,” said Castleton Director of Education Dr. Ric Reardon. “The Castleton Center for Schools will be sponsoring a number of courses through this institute that are designed to meet childcare professional development requirement and contribute to early childhood or elementary educators licensing competencies and renewal of educator licenses and endorsements. We look forward to having participants visit our beautiful campus and take advantage of this rigorous and relevant institute.”

Early Childhood Education InstituteFeaturing 16 hybrid courses, offerings are developed and designed specifically for early childhood teachers, primary teachers, special educators, home visitors and related service/CIS personnel. Newly constructed courses include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Accelerated Professional Portfolio Development, Creating Peaceful Classrooms, Therapeutic Child Care and more.

It is anticipated that more than 200 childcare providers, supervisors, and experts will attend the institute, many staying on campus for the entire program. A preeminent feature of this institute is the cooperative spirit of Vermont’s Colleges and Universities, parent and child centers, childcare institutions, and state agencies, many of whom are taking responsibility for offering a course.

For more information on the Early Childhood Institute, please visit castleton.edu/summer-institute or contact Dr. Ric Reardon, Director of Education, at (802) 468-1234 or via email at richard.reardon@castleton.edu.