• GOOD NEWS!

    Illinois AEYC is excited to announce we are the recipient of a grant funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. They are generously funding a partnership formed by NAEYC, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), the Center for American Progress (CAP), and the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), who have come together to develop and implement a coordinated advocacy and action strategy to increase access to high-quality child care in states across the nation. This grant was a very quick turn around and we would like to thank our collaborative partners who were all very quick to assist. We look forward to continuing our partnership and kicking off this work. Partners include: The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood and Development, INCCRRA, Illinois Action for Children, Ounce of Prevention and GOAEYC. We are 1/5 states to be selected for the grant. There was a total of 18 proposals submitted. Both CCRR’s and AEYC’s nationwide were eligible to submit for the grant. We have a detailed workplan and budget to follow. Work will begin May 15th and conclude September 15th. More details will be forthcoming as we kick off this work.

  • Member Reception at Leadership Connections

    ATTENDING LEADERSHIP CONNECTIONS? WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR A MEMBERSHIP RECEPTION CO-HOSTED BY ILLINOIS AEYC AND GOAEYC, THE TWO ILLINOIS AFFILIATES OF NAEYC.


    WHAT: Membership Reception for those attending the Leadership Connections Conference

    WHEN: Thursday, May 9th from 4:30-5:30pm

    WHERE: Leadership Connections Conference, The Westin Chicago North Shore, Suite 1632

    We invite all members/potential members to stop by and join us for a light snack/drink and some informal conversation/networking. If you know of anyone interesting in joining Illinois AEYC or GOAEYC or wishing to learn more about the organizations, please bring them along. Illinois AEYC Members will receive a member appreciation gift upon arrival.

  • NAEYC Public Policy Forum Summary 2019

    NAEYC Public Policy Forum Summary 2019

  • Illinois AEYC Proposed By Law Revisions 4-16-19

    ByLaws_2017 Passed by BOD 4-16-2019 locked.docx

  • Still Time to Register for Leadership Connections™

    There is still time to register for Leadership Connections™, the national conference for leaders in early childhood education.

    Join leaders across the country, and hear from keynote speakers, take part in a public policy forum, attend skill-building sessions, and network with other leaders in the field.

    Hosted by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, the conference takes place on May 9-11, 2019, in Wheeling, Illinois.

    The 2019 line-up of featured experts includes:

    * Myra Jones-Taylor, ZERO TO THREE

    * Walter S. Gilliam, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy

    * Libby Doggett, formerly of the U.S. Department of Education

    * Susan MacDonald

    * Aisha Ray, BUILD Initiative

    * Cynthia Tate, Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development

    * Ashley Nazarak, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

    * Teri Talan, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership

    …and many more!

    Join the nearly 800 early childhood leaders like you who are dedicated to improving quality in early childhood education.

    Register today to save your spot!

    Illinois AEYC is sharing this email on bahalf of our friends and colleagues at McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.


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