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OregonAEYC Updates
April 4, 2017
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Spring Conference


Mind in the Making


Governing Council Election

Week of the Young Child


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. 

Approaching deadline: Register by April 10th to qualify for the early bird discount.

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

Book signing with renowned author and Keynote speaker Katie Kissinger!

Join us Friday evening from 4:30-6pm for a special opportunity to meet with local author and educator Katie Kissinger and celebrate the release of her new book  Anti Bias Education in the Early Childhood Classroom.  

Katie Kissinger uses her personal experience as a longtime educator to highlight both the challenges and the potential for transformative learning in the anti-bias classroom, and gives other teachers the tools they need to create classrooms that welcome all students and families. 

Both  Anti Bias Education in the Early Childhood Classroom as well as a special 20th anniversary edition of  All the Colors We Are will be available at the signing event. 

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.

Mind in the Making

There are still spaces available for our upcoming Set Three training in Human Growth & Development. The April 8th session may change depending on number of registrants. Click here to register or email Sara directly at for more information.  

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 Elections
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Voting is now open! If you have not done so already, click here to cast your vote for the current Governing Council Elections.  Voting ends April 17th so be sure to get your vote in before the deadline.

Election results will be announced at our Annual Meeting April 22nd at lunch during our Spring Conference in Eugene.

Western States Leadership Network

Registration for the Western States Leadership Network is now open. Join Early Learning professionals from our neighboring states for a rejuvenating and invigorating weekend of collaboration and network building.  Visit the WSLN Facebook event page for registration and event details.  

Where: University of Arizona Campus, Tucson AZ

When: Wednesday, July 12, 2pm through Saturday, July 15, 12:00 noon

Investment: $375 (includes most meals & lodging; $50 extra for private room; excursions and R&R activities extra)

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.

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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