The purpose of Heart of Illinois Chapter of ILAEYC is to serve and act on behalf of the needs of young children with primary focus on the provision of educational services and resources. We strive to improve and enrich the quality of care and education of the young child through programs and services, and increase communication among those involved in the care and education of the young child. We provide in-service training for the early childhood community, and take unified action on current issues which affect the young child.
President: Stacy Bean
Past-President: Melanie Fleming
President-Elect: Kim Hahn
Treasurer: Kari Clark
Public Policy: Susan Moore
Membership: Jan Deissler
Month of the Young Child: Brenda Smith, Kim Hahn
Child Care Connection Liaison: Brenda Smith
Accreditation: Melanie Fleming
Member at Large: Frances Green, Julie Herzog
Address: P.O. Box 10596, Peoria, IL 61612
Melissa Green presented a variety of innovative science activities for participants to take back to their classrooms.
The Heart of Illinois Chapter of ILAEYC celebrated our local Children's Champions on June 12, 2018 at Eastport Marina in East Peoria, IL. Congratulations to our receipients:
Ann Grohmann- Illinois Central College Children's Center
Deborah Whited- Salvation Army Child Care Center
Kathy Culbertson- Methodist Family Child Care Center
Lorrie Kaiser- Neighborhood House
President Stacy with her daughter ringing bells for the Salvation Army. The Heart of Illinois Chapter has been doing this for the past several years.
Past President Melanie passing off the bell to Vice President of Programs Kim.
Member at large Kari happily ringing bells on that chilly day.
Past President Melanie and her granddaughter (with friend), taking their shift to ring bells.