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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   

     Secretary: Lee Ann Mowers

     Treasurer: Susan Moore

      Vice-President of Programs: Kim Hahn


     Public Policy: Susan Moore

     Membership: Jan Deissler

     Month of the Young Child: Brenda Smith, Kim Hahn

     Child Care Connection Liaison: Brenda Smith

     Accreditation: Brenda Long

     Member at Large: Kari Jackson, Frances Green


     Address: P.O. Box 10596, Peoria, IL 61612    

     Email: heartofillinois@chapter.illinoisaeyc.org

     Phone: 815-627-0145

April 2018
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1 2 3 Heart of Illinois Chapter Meeting Tue, April 3, 2018 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM 4 5 6 7
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15 Week of the Young Child "Family Celebration" Sun, April 15, 2018 16 Week of the Young Child Mon, April 16, 2018 12:00 AM DuPage Chapter Books and More Mon, April 16, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM 17 Week of the Young Child Tue, April 17, 2018 12:00 AM 18 Week of the Young Child Wed, April 18, 2018 12:00 AM 19 Week of the Young Child Thu, April 19, 2018 12:00 AM Capitol Area Board Meeting Thu, April 19, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 20 Family Concert with Singer Jeanie B! Fri, April 20, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Week of the Young Child Fri, April 20, 2018 12:00 AM 21
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29 30 1 Heart of Illinois Chapter Meeting Tue, May 1, 2018 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM 2 3 4 5

Presenter Melissa Green demonstrates making a Bubble Snake.


Great turn out for exciting science experiments for the classroom.


Skittles and M & M's in water, what will happen?


Draw a Stick figure person with a dry erase marker on a ceramic plate, add water and watch him dance.


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 and her granddaughter (with friend), taking their shift to ring bells.


Past President Melanie passing off the bell to Vice President of Programs Kim.


Member at large Kari happily ringing bells on that chilly day.

Updated Family Concert