• Illinois AEYC Welcomes Two Newly Appoint Governing Board Members

    Illinois AEYC would like to extend a warm welcome to our newly appointed Governing Board Regional Delegates. Both Mary Anne and Ann will fill the remainder of the 2019-2020 term.

    Region 4 Delegate- Mary Anne Bjork:

    Mary Anne Bjork has been an educational professional for nearly 25 years. She is currently a school psychologist for Plano Area Special Education Cooperative serving early childhood and elementary school students. In addition to her role as a school psychologist, Mary Anne he has been active in early childhood education in northern Illinois as an early childhood administrator and county preschool screening coordinator. She has collaborated with early childhood teams to develop and implement screening, assessment practices, programs and services aligned to developmentally appropriate best practices in early childhood. Mary Anne received her BS in Psychology from Illinois State University in 1989 and her Specialist in School Psychology from Illinois State University in 1995. In 2017, she earned her Director of Special Education endorsement from Northern Illinois University.

    Region 14 Delegate- Ann Oswalt

    Ann Oswalt is the Early Childhood Director for Regional Office of Education #12's Preschool for All program. She oversees six classrooms in four counties with a total enrollment of 180 students. She has worked with children and families for over 25 years and has been a Family Advocate, a Head Start teacher, and a Home Visitor. She is passionate about being a voice for children and families and strives to build community collaborations to ensure families receive the support they need to help their children learn and grow.

    Ann is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and a graduate student in National Louis University's Master of Early Childhood Administration program. She is married to her husband of 22 years and has a thirteen year old son. As a family they enjoy camping and traveling and are an active part of the middle school band.

  • Top 5 Things I Wish I Learned in College- REGISTER TODAY!

    What: Top 5 Things I Wish I Learned in College (presented by Jessica Frederick)
    When: November 14th, 7:00-8:30pm
    Where: Webinar- From your own home or office
    Cost: $10 for Illinois AEYC Members, $15 for non-members

    Register here: https://www.eventbee.com/v/top-5-things-i-wish-i-wou…/event…

    1.5 hours of Gateways and ISBE Credit will be given for attendees who attend the webinar and complete the assessment.

  • Illinois AEYC Governing Board Election 2019 Details

    Illinois AEYC is having our upcoming Governing Board Election in the next few weeks.  We are looking for an active, engaged member(s) to submit aboard application/resume for the positions of Illinois AEYC Regional Delegate for the following Regions: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 15.  Click here to access the Illinois AEYC Map of Regions.   Below you will find the description of the position duties.  

    Regional Delegates
    A.   Regions shall be considered distinct and encouraged to develop uniquely.  Regions shall be based upon chapter density and/or chapter distribution in distinct geographic areas.
    B.  Term of Office:  As defined in Article V. A. 1. d. of the By Laws; elected on the regional ballot for a two-year term by the region’s membership; serving no more than two, two-year terms consecutively in that position.
    C.  Regional Delegates represent geographic areas in the state.  (see attached map)
    D.   Qualifications Specific to the Office:

    1. Maintain active membership status in NAEYC and Illinois AEYC
    2. Live or work within a Chapter in the region represented

    E.  Responsibilities Specific to the Office:

    1. Attend Illinois AEYC Board meetings regularly
    2. Serve as a member of the Board of Directors and serve on one Standing Committee of the Board.  
    3. Represent regional Chapters’ viewpoint in discussions in Illinois AEYC Board matters and vote on issues as a representative of the Chapters of the region.
    4. Encourage chapter participation on the Board of Illinois AEYC through such methods as:
    • discussing with chapters their Regional VP responsibilities on the Board;
    • contacting chapters in the region before each meeting of the Board to encourage attendance;
    • promoting involvement in Illinois AEYC, regional AEYC and NAEYC-sponsored activities such as conferences and leadership training sessions.
    • promoting the Illinois AEYC and NAEYC nomination and election process by soliciting nominations from local members and encouraging members to vote. 
      1. Send communications by handwritten or electronic means to chapters in the region informing them of actions taken by the Board and thanking them for their participation, if applicable.  
      2. Attempt to visit each regional chapter at least once during term of office.
      3. Assist Professional Development Committee in assessing needs of regional chapters and the development of training for that region.
      4. Facilitate and coordinate communication between Illinois AEYC and chapters in the region.
      5. Coordinate the development of communication and collaboration among chapters in the region.
      6. Serve as a representative of Illinois AEYC to outside organizations as assigned by the President.
      7. Assist President in monitoring compliance with the Affiliate-Chapter Agreement.
      8. Choose one Regional Delegate to serve a 2 year term on the Executive Committee as a Regional Vice-President. 

    To apply, you will need to fill out and submit the 2019 Governing Board Application and submit it along with a resume to Illinois AEYC Governing Board President, Stephanie Herling @ stephanieherling@gmail.com.  Feel free to reach out to Tonya Frehner, Illinois AEYC Executive Director @ tonya@illinoisaeyc.org with any questions.

  • 2019 Governing Board Application

    2019 Board Application.pdf

  • After You've Tried Everyting and It Still Doesn't Work, It's Time to Push Past It- REGISTER TODAY

    Register today!

     What: After You’ve Tried Everything and It Still Doesn’t Work, It’s Time to Push Past It!
     When: October 9th, 6:30-8:00pm
     Where: Webinar- from your own home!
     Cost: $10 for Illinois AEYC Members; $15 for non-members

    Register here: https://www.eventbee.com/v/after-youve-tried-everything-and-it-still-doesnt-work-its-time-to-push-past-it-webinar/event?eid=123784724

    Gateways and ISBE Professional Development Credit will be given for attendees who attend the webinar and complete the assessment.

    Not a member? Click here to join.

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