• Summer Update 7-19-17

    Greetings, Illinois AEYC members!

    We hope this e-blast finds you well! Summer seems to be flying by and that is only reinforced by seeing back to school supplies in the stores (Christmas decorations, too)!

    The NAEYC restructuring is in the final stages as we anticipate the September 15 deadline. We would like to draw your attention to the following updates:

    1. Are you interested in getting involved? We are looking for new board members for the upcoming election. You can find the new application here. This is a great opportunity to get involved on the state level and to make a difference in the profession! If you have any questions about the application, please contact Carol (president@illinoisaeyc.org).

    2. Illinois AEYC has a new logo! We are now in line with NAEYC's new branding requirements and you will soon see your local affiliate (soon to be chapter) roll out their new logo, too!

    3. New chapters forming in the state are located in Chicago and Metro East St. Louis. These 2 chapters are working hard recruiting new members. If you want to get involved, please contact Tonya (tonya@illinoisaeyc.org) and she can forward your name to the leadership team in that area.

    4. Membership approved the new Illinois AEYC bylaws which are posted on our website. We appreciate you taking time to vote!

    Keep in touch with us on Facebook and on Twitter. Search for Illinois AEYC!

    Thank you for your contribution to the early childhood profession!

    Carol Weisheit, President

    Illinois AEYC




  • Illinois AEYC Proposed By Laws

    Click here to view the proposed By Laws.

  • Summer Update

    Summer is here and I wanted to update you on all the work that is being done for the restructuring. You may have noticed the use of the new logo in emails. The official launch of the new structure is September 15, 2017 so their has been a whirlwind of restructuring work being done behind the scenes. Here are the highlights:

    • NEW CHAPTERS - Chicago Chapter and St. Louis Metro East are busy with building new chapters! If you are interested in getting involved, contact tonya@illinoisaeyc.org and she will put you in contact with the leadership team in those areas.
    • BOARD MEETING - Board of Directors is meeting this weekend in Champaign to vote on the new affiliate-chapter agreement & vote on proposed by-laws to send to the membership for ratification.
    • MEETING WITH NAEYC - Tonya & Carol met with Stephanie Morris from NAEYC and Missouri AEYC to talk about membership under the new structure.
    • NEW WEBSITE - Be on the look out for our new website launch by the end of the month! We know you will love the new look of our site!
    • BOARD ELECTIONS - Watch our website for the new application for state board elections! The following positions are open: President-elect (4 yr term*), Secretary (2 yr term), Treasurer (1 yr. term), VP Southern Region & VP Central West (2 yr term). If you are a dedicated early childhood professional, have a passion for this organization and a desire to give back to the profession, here’s your chance! *1 yr as President-elect, 2 yrs as President, 1 yr as Past-President

    Have a great summer! As always, feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns.

    Carol Weisheit, President


  • 2017 Illinois AEYC Children's Champions

    Mary Wonderlick- Illinois AEYC

    Ashley Earls- Capitol Area AEYC

    Kimberly Hahn- Heart of Illinois AEYC

    Carol Kackert- South Suburban AEYC

  • New DHS Requirements!

    We wanted to be sure everyone is aware of the health, safety and child development requirements effective September 2017.  If you receive CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program) money and you are a licensed or license-exempt center, you will be required to have these minimum training requirements.  

    Here are a couple of useful links to help answer questions.  Please email DHS at DHS.ccap-reauth@illinois.com with any questions, comments or concerns.  



    There is a new Q&A posted by DHS regarding the new requirements for health, safety, and child development.  This Q&A list will continue to add new questions as they arise. http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=95065

    Please contact us if we can be of further service.

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