The 2021 VOICE for Children Celebration will return to the

Hershey Lodge on Friday October 22, 2021

PennAEYC is pleased to announce the the 11th annual PennAEYC VOICE for Children Awards Celebration will return to an in person event. The event has been moved to October to allow for additional time and community recovery.

The 11th Annual VOICE for Children Award Celebration will be held Friday October 22, 2021

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.

 

Do you know an early childhood professional you would like to nominate?

Download 2021 VOICE Award Description and Nomination Instructions and 2021 VOICE for Children Award Nomination

Event Schedule: 

Friday October 22, 2021

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Cocktail Reception

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM VOICE for Children Awards Program

Celebration Costs:

Watch for more information coming soon! Contact Rose Snyder for additional information at rsnyder@pennaeyc.org

Registration coming soon! Watch the PennAEYC News for more details!

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...

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