Professional Development

Annual conferences, institutes and workshops address your needs as a professional working with young children. Formal presentations and informal networking and exhibits provide you with new ideas and contacts. Attendance at regional, state and national AEYC professional development events keeps you up-to-date.

Upcoming Professional Development Events

Visit the Michigan AEYC Knowledge Center for event and training information and registration.

November 6, 2021: Infant Toddler Conference

November 30, 2021: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Film Study

February 11, 2022: Virtual Professional Learning Institute

  • Submit a proposal for the 2022 Virtual Professional Learning Institute by November 1 HERE.

March 10, 2022: Public Policy Forum

May 5 – May 7, 2022: Annual Early Childhood Conference– Grand Rapids, MI

  • Submit a proposal for the 2022 Annual Early Childhood Conference by January 31, 2022 HERE.

August 2022:  Leadership Retreat

September 2022: Home Based Child Care Conference


Michigan AEYC Professional Development Event Policies

Discounts for Michigan AEYC Members

Member discounts, when offered, are only for current Michigan AEYC members at the standard or premium membership level. Membership status will be checked with NAEYC. Nonmember fees will be charged for nonmembers and members whose memberships have expired, or who are members at the entry or family level, even if member rates are entered.


Refund requests must be received in writing. Refunds are granted for cancellations received by the event’s published initial registration deadline date. A $15.00 processing fee is deducted from each refund.

Registration Transfer

A registration can be transferred to another person upon request. If the transfer is from a member to a nonmember, the difference between the member and nonmember fee is charged.

Special Requests

Michigan AEYC honors reasonable requests for aids, assistance and/or services. Requests must be submitted in writing by the event’s published initial registration deadline date.


Attendees may be photographed at Michigan AEYC professional development events and/or Michigan AEYC endorsed/sponsored events. Michigan AEYC may use photos, videos and/or film likenesses for Michigan AEYC promotional purposes including posting on the Michigan AEYC website,, and/or Michigan AEYC social media sites.