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58th Annual Conference

March 13-15, 2014



On-Site Registration Will Be Available!

You will be able to register on-site with a credit/debit card or on paper with a check. Click here to see the fees.

Conference Program Now Available!


Join us in Roanoke, VA for the 58th VAECE Annual Conference - three days of professional development, networking, and fun with your fellow ECE peers!

With more than 1500 attendees, the 2014 VAECE Annual Conference will be the largest gathering of classroom teachers, leaders, administrators, consultants and researchers in Virginia! We hope you have a great time, meet new friends, and maximize your learning opportunities!

The VAECE Annual Conference will feature:

  • Commercial Exhibits
  • Workshops & Seminars
  • Rally for Children
  • Tours
  • Affiliate Ideas
  • Student Social
  • And much more!

Featured Speakers:


Thursday Pre-Conference* “The CLASS Framework”
Through guided video observations and discussions, you will gain an understanding of the interactions that help children learn and grow, the ways these interactions are organized within the CLASS framework, and steps teachers can take to enhance the interactions they provide.


JUDY JABLON Friday Keynote Speaker “Powerful Interactions” Explore how to turn everyday interactions into Powerful Interac­tions using a three-step approach: be present so you can be inten­tional; connect to deepen your relationship; and extend learning in ways that are responsive to each individual.


DONNA TYSON Thursday Motivational Luncheon* The Red Bow reminds people to walk through life with a positive attitude and their head held high. This inspiring talk is filled with amusing stories and tangible resources guaranteed to lift your spirits and help you stay positive during tough times.


CRAIG RAMEY Friday Rally for Quality Luncheon*
Come to the Rally and get inspired as you learn about how research validates the important work of early childhood educators! VSQI rated and NAEYC Accredited centers will be recognized for their achievements!

JG   JIM GILL Thursday Reception and Grand Opening Session “Can’t Wait to Celebrate!” Join us as we shop the exhibits and hear from Jim Gill to kick start the conference

Saturday Closing Session “Laughing Yoga” Discover how Laughing Yoga combines unconditional laughter with yogic meditation. Join us as we end the conference with laughter and a fun time




Exhibitors and Partners

We invite all ECE product and service providers to partner with us at the 2014 conference. Please visit the Exhibitor Page for more information.


VAECE is grateful for the support of our Sponsors. Please visit the Sponsor Page and check out ECE Supporters in Virginia!.


The Venue

The Hotel Roanoke
110 Shenandoah Ave NW
Phone: 1-540-985-5900

Rate: $160.00 plus tax

Make sure to mention you are with VAECE to get the group rate!

Hotel Dining
At the Hotel Roanoke, your options include sumptuous breakfast buffets, a la carte lunch features and a fine dining dinner experience in the elegant and award-winning Regency Dining Room.


About Roanoke - The Star City!

Downtown Roanoke and the famous Center in the Square is just steps outside the hotel! Make sure to take some time to visit the shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums!

Downtown Dining

From nouvelle American to international cuisine, Downtown Roanoke offers more than 60 diverse restaurants guaranteed to satisfy any appetite


Downtown also hosts many cultural and historical venues including the Virginia Museum of Transportation, The Science Museum of Western Virginia, The O. Winston Link Museum, The History Museum of Western Virginia, and The Harrison Museum of African American Culture. If you love the arts, visit the many galleries and art museums featuring local, national and world-renowned art. Downtown is home to the prestigious Taubman Museum of Art.


Retail stores line the streets of the market area, offering just about anything you can think of: outdoor gear, fine clothing, shoes, candy, cards, jewelry, and other specialty shops. The area is full of unique and exciting places to discover that special something you won’t find anywhere else

Read more about Roanoke!














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