April 2024 Newsletter

Hello Spring! With the weather finally getting warmer, it's time for some warmer weather programs!

Governing Board Nominations

MAAEYC is looking for passionate people to join our board. Nominations will close on Monday, April 8th. You can self-nominate. We are looking for:

  • At Large Board Members
  • Vice President
  • President Elect

Apply Here
Keynote Presenter
Sara Levine
Writing Engaging Science Picture Books
Sara Levine is an educator, veterinarian, and award-winning author of STEAM books for children. She will speak about her experiences in writing science and math picture books.

Spring Mini Conference

Exploring the world of STEAM

Saturday, April 13th, 2024

Boston Nature Center

9 AM- 3 PM

Register Today!

Peer to Supervisor Webinar

April 23rd

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Getting promoted from peer to supervisor is a challenging transition. In this webinar Greg will provide you with the management skills you need to step into a new leadership position with enthusiasm, self-assurance, and confidence.

Register Today!

MAAEYC 2024 Excellence in Early Childhood Awards

Nominations close on April 30th. Awards are presented on June 22nd at our Annual Meeting.

Know someone you would like to nominate?

  • Gwen Morgan Leadership Award
  • Advocacy in ECE Award
  • Early Educator Beacon Award
Nominate an Educator Today!

Get ready for Week of the Young Child 2024

Follow our Social Media accounts for Tool Kits on how you can celebrate!

On the steps of the state house Thursday morning, child care advocates like Patty Sinclair of Rutland stood shoulder to shoulder with Senate Democrats advocating for the Senate’s child care bill.

“Today, I'm filled with hope because it provides the levers for higher compensation and benefits for teachers affordability and access for a family who is needing child care. It provides stable funding for our providers and it provides financial relief for businesses,” said Patty Sinclair, President of Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children Association for the Education for Young Children.”

“Today is a win for us for us.”

Sinclair and others spoke about the need for affordable child care to boost the economy, but for accessible early childhood education to get kids set up for school.

What a fantastic opportunity to be part of the Massachusetts visit from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Thank you to Strategies for Children, who coordinated

the logistics for the event.

National early childhood leaders Mark Day, Nanette Lawson,

Naomi Dillon, and Carolyn Lyons displayed incredible warmth and thoughtful questions.

We continue to be amazed by their dedication to listening and learning. It is always a joy to be among fellow

Massachusetts early childhood leaders Tom Weber, Lauren Cook, Gloria Valentin-Denson, Donna Denette, and Jade Oliver. Their passion and dedication to high-quality programs for children, families, and educators continue to inspire our work.

Upcoming Board Meeting

MAAEYC Full Board In Person-April 27, 2024 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM) Girl Scouts of Central and Western MA. Worcester MA.

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