MaineAEYC’s 2nd Annual Public Policy Forum is on September 16th! Register today!!

Last year’s MaineAEYC Public Policy Forum was a huge success as attendees engaged in dialogue to create unity among early childhood education stakeholders. We have seen successes in the last year.  As we continue our commitment to advocate for and discuss high quality care and education practices in our state, we recognize the crucial role we all have defining and creating quality.

This year we are honored to welcome back keynote speakers Mary Beth Testa, Policy Consultant for National Association for Family Child Care, and Lauren Hogan, Senior Policy Analyst for National Association for the Education of Young Children. This informative keynote will provide an overview of the “Power to the Profession” initiative.  “Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession by establishing a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards and compensation.”
Certificates of attendance will be handed out. Attendance will be capped at 100, so please register early for this free forum.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration is now open for the 2017 MaineAEYC Spring Conference!

 

Storytelling Through Music, Movement and Play

Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:00AM-3:30PM
Thomas College, Waterville ME
7.0 training hours

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Morning and afternoon breakout sessions will feature educators, performers, authors, and artists to explore:
* how the performing arts bring stories to life and facilitate understanding of other peoples, cultures, and places,
* how storytelling helps children meet Maine’s Early Learning and Development Standards,
* how we guide children in telling, listening to, and engaging with stories,
* and how educators can promote and enhance storytelling in their programs and classrooms.

MaineAEYC members are eligible for a *special* reduced registration rate!

Please see the attached pdf for more information and to register.  https://maineaeyc.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/spring17_registration.pdf

*NEW* Prefer to register online? Please visit https://maineaeyc.org/spring2017-registration/  (Note: you will need to have an active PayPal account to complete the online registration process).

This event is sponsored through a collaboration between Maine Roads to Quality at the University of Southern Maine, the Maine DHHS Office of Child and Family Services, the Family Child Care Association of Maine, and the Maine Association for the Education of Young Children.

Hope to see you there!