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The  Summit ... an opportunity to dialogue and learn while building a stronger early learning community.  Since 2008, the annual Early Childhood Education Summit has inspired educators, parents and other professionals to reach for, strengthen and sustain high-quality early care and education and care systems critical to young children and families in Pennsylvania.

We look forward to welcoming your back to the 2024 ECE Summit at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA. 

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Attending the Summit

Discover Trends in Best Practices

Learn from early childhood education experts, and earn up to 12 hours of professional development hours that meet PQAS/Keystone STARS, ACT 48, and CDA requirements. 

Network with your peers in Early Childhood

Network with colleagues and organizations that specialize in providing materials, services, and resources for the early childhood education community.

Learn about state & national policies & priorities

Learn how current state and national policies impact the early care and education system are critical to programs serving young children and families.

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Information for presenters. We value your time and expertise and understand that when you present at the 2024 Early Childhood Education Summit, you are sharing more than your knowledge.  Submissions are closed. We have reviewing, contacting presenters and scheduling sessions. Thank you to all who have submitted.


Promote your business and products to more than early learning professionals, parents and community members from across Pennsylvania. Take the opportunity to strengthen relationships with current partners, make new connections and grow your business by exhibiting at the Summit. Information on exhibiting and sponsoring Summit is now available by clicking the link below. Please feel free to contact us at info@earlychildhoodsummit.org.


The Early Childhood Education Summit will offer workshops and specialized networking opportunities for early learning professionals to learn, dialogue, and share information on a vast array of current topics to support their professional learning goals.  Registration is open.

2024 Summit Organizer

Pennsylvania Child Care Association

PACCA is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating and advocating for the provision of quality early care and education to the children of Pennsylvania. PACCA serves as the advocacy organization for the child care community.


The Early Childhood Education Summit was founded in 2008 through a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Child Care Association, the Pennsylvania Head Start Association, and the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning. The Summit is a cross-systems professional development opportunity for early learning professionals across Pennsylvania. The Summit has provided educators, parents and staff at all levels and from various programs (Child Care, Early Intervention, Head Start/Early Head Start, Home Visiting, Pre-K Counts, and School Districts) with the opportunity to network and connect as a community.