The Early Childhood Educator’s Summer Institute is held at Castleton every summer. If you are an early childhood or primary teacher, a special educator, home visitor or related service/CIS personnel, then this Institute is for you!
The Institute consists of sixteen sessions for those who wish to attend the institute only, and sixteen hybrid courses for those who wish to extend their learning. The courses are designed to deepen practice, meet child care professional development requirements, and contribute to early childhood or elementary educator licensing competencies and/or renewal of educator licenses and endorsements. These 3-credit courses are a component of the Vermont Early Childhood Educator’s Institute at Castleton University, developed by the Vermont Higher-Education- Early Childhood Consortium. All courses are aligned with the Vermont Early Learning Standards (VELS) and the Vermont Guiding Principles for Full Participation of Each and Every Child. Both are central to a shared vision for young children in Vermont in the years from birth through Grade 3. Courses may be taken for graduate or undergraduate credit or count toward required professional development hours. Participants looking to add the credit option will attend all four days of the session they choose and complete additional assignments.
The Institute takes place at Castleton University from Monday, July 23 through Thursday, July 26 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day. Some sessions taken for credit require pre-reading as well as online work after the Institute ends. Required texts are not included in the session tuition.