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OregonAEYC Updates
March 8, 2017
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Spring Conference

Emerging Leaders Connecting with Early Learning Hubs


Mind in the Making


Governing Council Updates

Week of the Young Child

Member Involvement

In Memorium - Dorothy Anker

Professional Food for Thought

Save the Dates


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  Spring Conference, April 21 & 22, 2017 

The OregonAEYC 2017 Spring Conference will be held at Lane Community College in Eugene. 

Friday: Grand Articulation Summit
             Infant & Toddler Symposium with Keynote, Paige Light,                  Oregon Infant Mental Health Association

Saturday: We are excited to have local author and advocate Katie Kissinger as our Saturday Keynote speaker. Many Set One and Two sessions.
We will be offering workshops both days in Spanish.

For registration forms and session details, click here.

If you would like help in Spanish, please email Adriana or Lucia.
Si desea obtener ayuda en español, envíe un correo electrónico a Adriana o Lucia.

Emerging Leaders Connecting with Early Learning Hubs
Attention! Child Care Teachers and Staff, Family Child Care Providers, Head Start Teachers and College Students in ECE programs with energy, enthusiasm, and a passion for the profession…
-  Are you interested in advancing your leadership skills?
-  Do you want to learn more about Oregon’s Early Learning System and the role of the regional Early Learning Hubs?
-  Do you have ideas of how to support high quality early care and education for all children and families in your community?
After two successful regional efforts in Wilsonville and Medford, we are expanding to two more regions.

The next regional training is April 7-8 and April 28-29th in The Dalles. Training starts Friday from 4:30 - 8 and all day Saturday. Both sessions will have Spanish interpretation. Application forms and more information:

The next regional training after that will will be in the Linn-Benton area wth dates still pending.
Mind in the Making

Set Three in Human Growth & Development!

Exciting opportunity for Set Three Training or 2 college credits! This training series analyzes the Seven Essential Life Skills outlined in Ellen Galinsky's book “Mind in the Making.” This series of 8 modules shares the most recent research findings on the skills that support children's success in school and life.

You must commit to attending all 3 sessions. Set Three in Human Growth & Development; 18 Hours; All ages. Saturday class sessions 9:00-4:00; April 8th, May 6th & June 3rd.
More details and registration form.
We are able to offer $100 OCCD Cohort scholarships toward the cost. If you do not already have a scholarship eligibility award letter for  2016-2017, you need to apply to OCDC for eligibility for 2016-2017 year.   Scholarship Application


Governing Council Updates
GC 8-2014

“In August 2015, NAEYC’s National Governing Board, following considerable input, set in motion a sweeping overhaul of the NAEYC affiliate structure and an aggressive plan to double membership within five years.” Click here to see the entire Membership White page by Rhian Evans Allvin.

In September OregonAEYC applied for and was granted continued affiliation with NAEYC! Your Governing Council has been hard at work strengthening our infrastructure to meet the new requirements for improved value of membership. We are working closely with our local chapters and members to discuss the effects of this new structure and reimagining the future of OregonAEYC! If you are interested in being an active participant in this reimagining, contact your local chapter or our affiliate office. Council webpage

Governing Council Elections

Do you want to be an active member of the OregonAEYC Governing Council? We are currently accepting nominations for Co-Treasurer and President-Elect. The Treasurer position is a 2 year commitment and the President-Elect is a four year commitment. Visit our Governing Council page of our website for job descriptions and nomination applications (yes, you can nominate yourself)!
Nomination deadline is March 16th.

Voting will take place March 23rd - April 17th. An electronic ballot will  be sent to all members starting March 23rd and will close April 17th.  Election results will be announced at our Annual Meeting April 22nd at lunch during our Spring Conference in Eugene.

Help us Decide!

Cast your vote for the color of our new logo! We have narrowed our color choices to three and want you to help choose the winning color. Click here to vote or check out the survey on our facebook page.  Voting ends March 24th.

Week of the Young Child

The Week of the Young Child is just around the corner and we would love to help share the wonderful activities you are doing to celebrate. The WOYC begins April 22-30, 2017.   From NAEYC More ideas?

Here are just some ideas from the NAEYC Week of the Young Child:
           Music Monday: Sing, Dance, Celebrate and Learn
           Tasty Tuesday: Eating Healthy and Fitness at Home and School
           Work Together Wednesday: Work Together, Build Together,    
              Learn Together
           Artsy Thursday: Think, Problem Solve, Create
           Family Friday: Sharing Family Stories

Please send in any documentation with required permission/entry form  to Adriana so that we may share your great ideas to our OregonAEYC Facebook page  and the NAEYC website. Each submission will enter you into our raffle. Raffle prizes include a book from our in house bookstore; One free admission to either our Spring or Fall conference; One year OAEYC/NAEYC membership; etc.  Six prizes will be awarded. Winners will be contacted the first week in May.

Member Involvement
Public Policy Team 2017
Public Policy Team 2017

We are thrilled to welcome Alli Bannan to our staff here in the affiliate office as Communications and Policy Specialist. She started March 1st following her attendance at the NAEYC Public Policy Forum in Washington D.C. She was accompanied by Laura Pilkington and Deb Murphy, OregonAEYC Public Policy Co- Chairs, and Danielle Phillips, representing Eastern Oregon.

Is Public Policy your passion?  Laura is always happy to talk Public Policy with AEYC members. Laura can assist interested parties get the information they need to become a strong advocate for children and the early childhood profession. We always have openings on our Public Policy committee! Email  Laura 

Want to know what is happening with the Oregon Legislature?  Sign up for ONE Voice for Child Care Updates

Western States Leadership Network (WSLN): The 13 western state affiliates of NAEYC gather annually to explore the issues and celebrations of our profession that are distinctive to us on this side of the nation. A great networking and leadership building opportunity. If you would like to experience this unique leadership opportunity, email Sara  for information.  A commitment to volunteer with our affilate at the state or local level is required.

OregonAEYC Fall Conference Committee- We are starting to plan fall conference now! If you would like to join us, give Sara a call at 503-496-3991 or email Sara.

National Teacher Appreciation Week  is approaching, this is a time for honoring teachers, and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our children’s lives. Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday May 9th, 2017, don’t forget to say “Thank You”. #TeacherAppreciationDay.

In Memorium - Dorothy Anker, Advocate

A long time advocate for young children, Dorothy Anker passed away this December. She and her first husband moved from Chicago where she was at the Erikson Institute in the 1970's.  Dorothy lived and worked in Eugene and later Portland, teaching at first Lane Community College and then Portland Community College.  In the 1980's, seeing the lack of progress caused when early childhood programs competed against each other in the Oregon Legislature for limited funds, she felt the need to take action to try a different approach. She called together a diverse group of advocates to work on collaboration.   After many meetings over a year or more, she succeeded in founding ONE Voice for Child Care as a project of OregonAEYC.  In retirement she returned to family in Eugene. Dorothy had a deep commitment to nurturing high quality early childhood education opportunities for all children. She will be sorely missed, however, her legacy continues.
Professional Food for Thought

From the Inside Out - The Power of Reflection and Self- Awareness by Paula Jorde Bloom

Self-Awareness Quiz

Youtube video


Save the Dates

Upcoming Governing Council Meeting Dates & Locations:

Spring – May 20 & 21 Southern Oregon Chapter hosting in Grants Pass Summer – Date to be Determined- Linn Benton Chapter to host
Fall - October 28th- Affiliate Office to Host- Gladstone
Winter Jan/Feb 2018 - TBD. Any chapter interested in hosting ???

AEYC Conference dates:

Check our Calendar  for more details:
• April 7 & 8- Eastern Oregon Chapter Conference-Pendelton
• April 21 & 22- OregonAEYC Spring Conference- Eugene
• April 28 & 29- Central Oregon Chapter Conference-Bend
• May 13- MetCo Chapter Networking Breakfast -Wilsonville
• June 11-14 – NAEYC Professional Development Institute- San          Francisco
• June 16-17- Retreat by the Lake XIX- Coos Bay
• July 12-15 WSLN- Tucson, Arizona
• November 4 - Oregon ASK Afterschool Conference- Chemeketa, Salem
• November 4- Klamath County Chapter Conference-Klamath Falls
• October 13 & 14 - OregonAEYC Fall Conference- Clackamas High
• November 15-18- The National Association for Young Children Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA  Information:


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