Registration is now open for the 2017 MaineAEYC Spring Conference!


Storytelling Through Music, Movement and Play

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Thomas College, Waterville ME
7.0 training hours


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.

*NEW* Prefer to register online? Please visit  (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!

Help Us Bring Your Voice to Washington


Dear Early Childhood Educators, Advocates, Families, and Stakeholders,

The MaineAEYC, affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), will be sending representatives from our Public Policy Committee to the 2017 NAEYC Public Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. from February 26th-28th.

While being briefed in the current national public policy landscape and learning about NAEYC’s Power to the Profession Initiative,  we will also participate in a ‘Day on the Hill.’  We have requested meetings with the offices of Senator Collins, Senator King, Representative Pingree, and Representative Poliquin.

We are conducting a survey for stakeholders to offer feedback to personally hand to each office.

We appreciate your time in taking this survey and are honored to bring your voice to Washington, D.C.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact us at

Take survey here:

We do request that the survey be filled out by Friday, February 24th.

Thank you,

Heather Marden and Kate Quinn-Finlay
MaineAEYC Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs