Save the date for the 2024 VOICE for Children Celebration! Friday April 5, 2024
Thank you to all who joined us for the
PennAEYC VOICE for Children Awards
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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. The VOICE Award celebrates not only the 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.
PennAEYC is pleased to welcome
Chief Executive Officer, National Association for the Education of Young Children
2023 VOICE for Children Event
Friday March 31, 2023
Michelle serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a global association dedicated to high quality early learning for all children. Most recently, Michelle served as NAEYC’s inaugural Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer where she oversaw the strategy and daily operations for Membership, Early Learning Program Accreditation, Publications, Conference, Market Solutions and Global Engagement.
Congratulations to the 2023 VOICE for Children Award Honorees
Dr. Jean C. Allison, PhD
VOICE for Children Honoree
Associate Professor of Early Childhood, Delaware County Community College
Linda D. Grinage
VOICE for Children Honoree
Founder, CSO, Blessed Assurance Christian Early Learning Center
Congratulations to the 2023 VOICE for Children Distinguished Career Award Honorees
Rebecca Lentz Gorton
Read Rebecca Lentz-Gorton’s Bio
Distinguished Career Honoree
Administrator Emerita, Northampton Community College
Dr. Rae Ann Hirsh
Accepting for Dr. Hirsh are her husband and daughter Gary and Gabi Hirsh
In Memoriam, Distinguished Career Honoree
Program Director, Early Childhood Education Department, Carlow University
Watch for Registration information for the 2024 VOICE for Children Award Celebration Event
Don’t forget to bring your cash for the PennAEYC Basket Raffle
$15 for 20 tickets
$20 for 25 tickets
Hotel registration is now closed
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Thank you to our 2023 VOICE for Children Celebration Sponsors
Register and pay online to sponsor the 2023 VOICE for Children Event!
2023 VOICE for Children Platinum Sponsors
2023 VOICE for Children Bronze Sponsors
2023 VOICE for Children Hero Sponsors
2023 VOICE for Children Supporters
Anne Marie Toccket
Capital Area Chapter of PennAEYC
CGA Law Firm
Dentons Cohen & Grigsby
ECE PDO at PASSHE
First Start Partnerships
Kaplan Early Learning Company
Lancaster Chapter of PennAEYC
The Lehigh-Northampton Chapter of PennAEYC
The Learning Lamp
The Pennsylvania Key
For information on how your company can support and sponsor PennAEYC events please contact Rose Snyder at email@example.com or call 717-635-9026.