Annual Early Childhood Conference

The 2020 Michigan AEYC Early Childhood Conference is cancelled.

In response to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order prohibiting large assemblages and events of 250+ from March 13, 2020 at 5:00pm continuing through April 5, 2020 at 5:00pm, the 2020 Michigan AEYC Early Childhood Conference, March 26-28, is cancelled. Michigan AEYC is exploring options for providing virtual professional development opportunities over the coming months.

The Amway is cancelling all reservations in the Michigan AEYC housing block, however, we urge you to call the Amway to verify your reservations have been cancelled! Also, if you booked reservations at another hotel, remember to call and cancel those reservations.

Due to the cancellation, registrants may chose to have their registration refunded OR transferred to the 2021 Michigan AEYC Early Childhood Conference with the option to transfer to another person at no cost. Refund requests must be received by April 30, 2020. Please use the link below for instructions on selecting your refund or transfer request.

Registration refund or transfer instructions
The Michigan AEYC Early Childhood Conference is the largest early childhood conference in the state! Join your peers for 3 days of inspiring speakers, more than 150 dynamic learning workshops, exhibits featuring the latest and greatest in early childhood environments and resources, and endless networking opportunities.

Conference Registration
Preliminary Program
Learning Fair
Silent Auction
Attending the Conference

Download the conference app! Search for Michigan AEYC on the App Store.

Comprehensive Learning

With over 150 concurrent learning workshops available, you’re sure to be inspired, empowered, and informed on the latest trends, research and best practices in early childhood education. View, explore and collect ideas at the conference Learning Fair. Be prepared to return to your classroom or program with new knowledge, big ideas and energy for success.

Member Access

There’s never been a better time to become a Michigan AEYC member. Members receive special conference perks like discounted registration rates, admission to the Member Reception and access to the VIP Member Lounge in the Exhibit Hall for refreshments and a quiet escape from the conference hustle and bustle.

Thinking about becoming a Michigan AEYC member but want to learn more Visit the Membership Counter in the registration area or speak with a membership specialist at the Member’s Lounge located in the exhibit hall. We’re here to help and answer any questions you might have. Find more information about becoming a member here.


With thousands of attendees, you’ll have endless opportunities to network with peers and mentors.

In the Exhibit Hall, you’ll find opportunities to see and experience new trends, technology, resources and environments to take back to your program. This is the place to find and bid on this year’s Silent Auction items as well! Take a look at the lineup of this year’s exhibitor’s here. Be sure to build the Exhibit Hall into your schedule!

Looking for even more to do? Attend one of our pre-conference and conference networking events.

Join a Community Conversation event on Wednesday evening for a free showing of the documentary No Small Matter followed by facilitated discussion at no charge. Find more information about this event here.

Relax and enjoy time with your peers at Friday Fun Night with DJ, karaoke and cash bar. There’s something for everyone with the activities Michigan AEYC has prepared for you!

“The annual conference allows so many professionals opportunities to learn and grow in such a short amount of time. It keeps getting better and better each year.”

Rachel, 2019 conference attendee

Save the Date for these future Michigan AEYC Annual Early Childhood Conference events!

April 29-May 1, 2021

May 5-7, 2022

April 20-22, 2023

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