The 2020 VOICE for Children Celebration has been rescheduled!

We are truly living in unique times. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting everyone and everything we do. As the situation continues to unfold, PennAEYC recognizes the uncertainty of the next few months. To protect the health and safety of our honorees and guests, we decided to move the VOICE for Children Celebration to a virtual event! We have rescheduled the VOICE for Children Celebration Event for Friday, November 6, 2020 on ZOOM!

The 10th Annual VOICE for Children Award Celebration will be held Friday November 6, 2020.

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 tenth year, the VOICE Award celebrates not only individual award recipients, but the early childhood profession.

Download 2020 VOICE Award Description 

Event Schedule: 

Friday November 6, 2020

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Virtual Celebration Costs:

$25.00 per person, to purchase group tickets contact Rose Snyder at rsnyder@pennaeyc.org

Click here to register today for the VOICE for Children Celebration

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.

Congratulations to the

2020 VOICE for Children Award Honorees

Ariana Apolinario

VOICE BIO, Ariana Apolinario

VOICE for Children Student Honoree

Early Childhood Teacher, Inspiration Station Early Learning Center

Dr. Tammi McMillan

VOICE BIO, Dr. Tammi McMillan

VOICE for Children Honoree

Director of Early Childhood Apprentice Hub, Carlow University

Leslie Spina

VOICE BIO, Leslie Spina

VOICE for Children Honoree

Founder, Owner and Executive Director, Kinder Academy Inc.

Congratulation to the 

2020 VOICE for Children Distinguished Career Award

Richard Fiene, Ph.D.

VOICE BIO, Dr. Fiene

Distinguished Career Honoree

Research Psychologist

Debbie Gallagher, M.Ed.

VOICE BIO, Debbie Gallagher

Distinguished Career Honoree

Early Head Start Director, Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center Early Head Start 

Patricia (Pat) Miiller

VOICE BIO, Pat Miiller

Distinguished Career Honoree

In loving memory of our friend, Early Childhood Advocate and Leader

Congratulations to the 2020 VOICE for Children Award recipients

Thank you to our 2020 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

2020 VOICE for Children Gold Sponsor

2020 VOICE for Children Gold Sponsor

2020 VOICE for Children Silver Sponsor

2020 VOICE for Children Bronze Sponsor

2020 VOICE for Children Bronze Sponsor

2020 VOICE for Children Supporter

2020 VOICE for Children Supporter

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