Mark your calendar for the annual
VOICE for Children Award Celebration
Friday, March 31, 2023

Register today for the VOICE for Children Celebration Event

Event Fees:

$140.00 per person-Early Bird- February 1-February 22, 2023

$150.00 per person-Regular – February 23-March 22,2023

Book your hotel room at the Hershey Lodge Today!

https://reservations.hersheypa.com/HRSApp/HRSHome?groupCode=PENNAEYC2023L&venue=hersheyLodge

Guests of the VOICE event who prefer to speak to a Reservation Agent may call the Hershey Lodge Reservation office at  855-729-3108, and ask for the room block for the PA Assn for the Education of Young Children,  March 31 – April 01,  2023
Your Group’s Room rate is:

      $199.00 per room per night plus 11% taxes.  

**Credit cards are charged a one night’s advance deposit including tax at time of booking a room reservation.  

We ask your guests to reserve their reservations prior to Wednesday, March 01, 2023.  After this date, room prices may increase and/or rooms may not be available. 

Book your hotel room today. Limited room availability

Hotel registration is open Jan 9, 2023 and will close on March 1, 2023*.

*There are a limited number of rooms available. Please contact Rose Snyder at rsnyder@pennaeyc.org if assistance is needed locating a nearby hotel.


The Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children recognizes the critical role advocacy plays in high quality early learning settings and celebrates those who speak on behalf of Pennsylvania’s children. As the voice for early care and learning, community advocates are an invaluable component to assuring all Pennsylvania’s children get the start they deserve in school and life.

The VOICE for Children Award is the only statewide award in Pennsylvania recognizing the grassroots leaders whose work impacts the quality of care for young children in diverse settings.  Now in its eleventh year, the VOICE Award celebrates not only individual award recipients, but the early childhood profession.

We are honored to celebrate the accomplishments of professionals who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to advocating for high quality early learning opportunities in Pennsylvania.


A look back at the 2022 VOICE for Children Event. We want to thank our sponsors and congratulate the 2022 honorees.


Congratulations to the 2022 VOICE for Children Award Honorees

Doris Keith-Clark

Read Doris Keith-Clark Bio

VOICE for Children Honoree

Owner, Director Doris Keith Clark Child Care Center

Christina L. Saunders,
Ed. D. Candidate

Read Christina Saunders’ Bio

VOICE for Children Honoree

Center Director Crayon Clubhouse ll

Minnette G. Taylor, M.Ed.

Read Minnette Taylor’s Bio

VOICE for Children Honoree

Owner, G & T Daycare Montessori Program

Founder & CEO, Mini Montessori Academy

Congratulations to the 2022 VOICE for Children Distinguished Career Award

Pamela Haines

Read Pamela Haines’ Bio

Distinguished Career Honoree

Public Policy Consultant, First Up

Karen N. Nemeth Ed.M.

Read Karen Nemeth’s Bio

Distinguished Career Honoree

Senior Training/Technical Assistance Specialist-DLL, Zero to Three

Thank you to our 2023 VOICE for Children Celebration Sponsors


For information on how your company can support and sponsor PennAEYC events please contact Rose Snyder rsnyder@pennaeyc.org or call at 717-635-9026 ext 300

Register today today to sponsor the 2023 VOICE for Children Celebration Event

2023 VOICE for Children Platinum Sponsors


2023 VOICE for Children Bronze Sponsors


2023 VOICE for Children Hero Sponsors


2023 VOICE for Children Supporter


2023 VOICE for ChildrenFriends of PennAEYC

For information on how your company can support and sponsor PennAEYC events please contact Rose Snyder at rsnyder@pennaeyc.org or call 717-635-9026.

Visit our Archives for Past Awards