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 (

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 ( 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!

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Thank you for your contribution to the early childhood profession!

Carol Weisheit, President

Illinois AEYC