|When you become a member of
Colorado AEYC, you automatically become a member of NAEYC and you also
become associated with one of the Colorado AEYC Chapters. As the state
affiliate of NAEYC, Colorado AEYC has 16 chapters called District Groups
across the state. Typically, chapters represent multiple counties of
any district for more information.
To contact any district representative, please contact the Colorado AEYC
business office, at 303.791.2772 or 1.888.892.4453.
County District: Boulder County
Representative: Kristen Argow
The Boulder County District group has a
great new board of 15 this year; we are welcoming 6 new
members to the board and have 9 dedicated members returning.
Our annual board retreat is will be held on September 11th
to will plan our year. We will review last year’s
missions and outcomes and begin to plan this year’s
objectives and goals.
At the retreat we will begin strategize several activities
to help us achieve our goals including planning our:
And our largest event of the year: the Teacher
Appreciation Banquet to honor and acknowledge the hard
work of Boulder’s dedicated early childhood educators. We
look forward having lots of fun this year!
Juan District: Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, San
Juan, San Miguel Counties
Representative: Carol Phelps
Metro District: Adams, Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Park Counties
Representative: Cindy Smith
Denver Metro of CAEYC introduces 2011-2012 Board Members.
Executive members: Cindy Smith; President, Nancy Rullo; Vice
President, Ida Mae Custer; Treasurer, Susan Kay; Secretary. Members
at Large: Soren Gall, Linda Marrs, Barb Sawyer, Kim Siffring, and
The new DM of CAEYC Board met in August for our
first planning meeting. One of our goals for 2011-2012 is to
increase our support & activities for our members. We are
sponsoring an in depth Pyramid Model Training for our
Jiffy Conference on the following dates All of the training modules
will be held at the Clayton Training Center, 3975 Martin Luther King
Blvd in Denver. The goal of the pyramid model is to promote EVERY
child’s success by:
* Building Relationships
* Creating an environment where EVERY child feels good about coming
* Designing an environment that promotes child engagement and
* Focusing on teaching children what to do!
Module 1, November
12, 8-12 noon~ Overview
Building Positive Relationships
High Quality Supportive Environments
Module 2, January 21, 8-12 noon~
Social & Emotional
Module 3, March 3, 8-12 noon~
Our registration Form has been
emailed to our membership and needs to be postmarked by October 21st.
We are looking forward to a great turn out! Contact Cindy Smith at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like additional information.
IN ADDITION to our Jiffy Conference, DM is hosting our first
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
417 East 17th Avenue
email@example.com with your name, phone number, email address,
and individual NAEYC member number. SEE YOU THERE!!
County District: Chaffee and Fremont Counties
Representative: Angie Shehorn
Happy Fall, hope you are all enjoying the cooler weather.
Fremont county District of CAEYC is trying to move forward after
the unexpected loss of a dear friend, Lisa Bilger. She was a
wonderful asset to the Early Childhood community in Fremont
County and will be missed by all who knew her.
FCDCAEYC will be electing a new
Treasurer to fill the vacancy left by Lisa. We had no
meetings during the summer and will resume our meetings on
September 19, 2011.
County District: Larimer County
Representative: Madonna Mehia
The Larimer County district had a busy
summer filled with, recruitment, elections and transitions.
We had to say farewell to David White- Treasurer, Lorna
Greene- Early Childhood Council Liaison and Albertha Moorlag-
ECC Liaison. We would like to thank these members for their
service, hard work and dedication to the field of Early
Childhood- you will be missed.
With farewells there are welcomes as
well, the Larimer County Board for 2011-12 includes, Madonna
Mehia – president/District Representative, Allison Larson-
Vice President, Sara Bonich- Secretary, Ernie Batson-
Treasurer, Vicky Hays- ECC Liaison, Beverly Hall- Community
Liaison, Jodi Bell- Early Childhood Center Liaison, Heather
Godell- Loveland FCC Liaison and Mary Kinney- Fort Collins
FCC Liaison. The new board has been enjoying getting to
know each other and is looking forward to working together
to continue providing quality trainings for early childhood
professionals in northern Colorado.
The Larimer County Board is currently
busy scheduling training dates and presenters for the
2011-12 school year. Training dates have been scheduled for
November 5, presenter-Ernie Batson, January 21, presenter-
Vicky Hays and we will finish the year with our annual
provider appreciation brunch in April. We begin this month
on September 10 at the Harmony Library 9:00-11:30, Katy
Little will present: Tell Me a Story: Enhance and Increase
Communication Skills Through Story.
If you would like information regarding
trainings or membership please contact: Madonna Mehia-
or Allison Larson-
Look for the Larimer County District of
CAEYC on Facebook in October. We wish you a happy and
healthy school year.
District: Mesa County
Representatives: Jeana Haitz
|Mountain District: Eagle, Lake,
Representative: Taralyn Walters
|Northeast Colorado District: Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick,
Representative: Terry Curtis
Colorado District: Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt, Counties
Representative: Kim Martin
NWCAEYC held a membership drive
this summer and announced that scholarships are
available for membership enrollment fees, for half off
the current rate. We are also offering scholarships for
members to attend trainings in the fall.
We are currently trying to reach
all of the members in our district’s 5 counties –
Routt, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Jackson and Grand. Please
give us your suggestions on your ability to attend
meetings, we have been discussing the probability of
taking our meetings “on the road” to better serve the
members in those 5 counties.
We are also looking for the
training needs of these communities and to bring in more
local trainings to save on travel expenses.
For upcoming information on
membership, trainings, and District Group meetings for
NW Co, please contact Kim Martin at
Peak District: Cheyenne, Elbert, El Paso, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Teller Counties
Representative: Ruby Belton
Forks District: Garfield, Pitkin Counties
Representative: Season Doebler
Valley District: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande,
Representative: Donna Briones
Baca, Bent, Crowley, Custer,
Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers, Pueblo Counties
Representative: Cindy Bernal
SE Colorado District of CAEYC is getting back in gear this new
year! Due to some unforeseen circumstances during the past year our
board has made some changes and we have also created 2 Member at Large positions for our district.
If you or a member you know is interested in any of the open
positions please send us an email.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email them
to us an someone will get back to you. Also we may not have the
most up to date list, so if your information has changed or if you
see that a member is missing from the list please let us know.
Please keep watching for more information about the coming changes,
and for Meeting information!
Colorado District: Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma Counties
Representative: Heather Taylor
Southwest District of CAEYC 1st Annual
Conference - “It’s All About Relationships!” Save the
Date!! Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Fort Lewis
College from 9:00 am to 5:15 pm. Keynote speaker is
Constant Hine (www.constanthine.com
for more info).
Need Professional Development Hours? Want
to connect with other Early Childhood Professionals in SW
Colorado? Seating is limited! Registrations must
be received by September 30th.
Participant will receive 6.5 hours of professional
development. For more information. please see our
County District: Morgan, Washington, Weld Counties
Representative: Amber Arens
We have many schedules trainings for the next 9
months. Please check out our Facebook page for more details or
contact Vanessa Blair:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The trainings will be
held at the Weld County Training Center (1104 H Street). The
trainings are free and the conference in February is $50.
October 18, 2011, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm:
Breaking the Violence Cycle
November 9, 2011, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm:
Helping Children Use Their Creativity
December 1, 2011, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm:
January 18, 2012, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm:
February 25, 2012, 7:00 am to 4:30 pm:
Love to Learn Child Care Conference
March 20, 2012, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm:
May 5, 2012, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm: