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!

Hungry for Connection: Social Emotional Development Birth through Age 8 – Call for proposals

We are looking of presenters at our Fall 2017 Maine Association for the Education of Young Children (Maine AEYC) Conference will be held at Bowdoin College on October 21, 2017 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. The focus of this conference is on supporting the social and emotional strengths and needs of young children birth through age 8. The day will include two-hour afternoon breakout sessions.
As a facilitator of a breakout session you will present information on a topic related to social emotional development. The breakout sessions will provide time for sharing information, discussion, ideas and activities. Participants will leave your breakout session with ideas and activities that they will be able take back and use in their classrooms and programs.
Please submit proposals at the link below: