CAEYC District Groups

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 Colorado.

Click on 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.

Boulder County Delta/San Juan: Delta, San Juan, Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray, Gunnison, Hinsdale Counties Denver Metro: Douglas, Western Arapahoe, Western Adams, Northern Jefferson, Denver Counties Larimer County Mesa County Mountain: Summit, Eagle, Lake Counties North West: Routt, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco Counties Pikes Peak: El Paso, Teller Counties Southeast District: Pueblo, Huerfano Custer Counties Roaring Forks: Garfield, Pitkin Counties Southwest: Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma Counties Weld County District Fremont County Northeast: Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick Counties San Luis Valley District

Boulder 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:

  • Director’s Social

  • Bi-Annual Newsletters

  • Career Fair

  • Membership Drives

5.      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!


Delta/San Juan District: Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, San Juan, San Miguel Counties
Representative: Carol Phelps


Denver 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 Kay Swanson.

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 to preschool.
   * Designing an environment that promotes child engagement and learning.
   * 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     
          Teaching Strategies
Module 3, March 3, 8-12 noon~
          Intensive Interventions

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 if you would like additional information. 

IN ADDITION to our Jiffy Conference, DM is hosting our first 

Member Appreciation Gala 
OCTOBER 12th       
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Avenue Theatre
417 East 17th Avenue

Email with your name, phone number, email address, and individual NAEYC member number.  SEE YOU THERE!!


Fremont 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. 

Larimer 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.


Mesa District: Mesa County
Representatives:  Jeana Haitz

Mountain District: Eagle, Lake, Summit Counties
Representative: Taralyn Walters


Northeast Colorado District: Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Yuma Counties
Representative: Terry Curtis


Northwest 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


Pikes Peak District: Cheyenne, Elbert, El Paso, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Teller Counties
Representative: Ruby Belton



Roaring Forks District: Garfield, Pitkin Counties
Representative: Season Doebler



San Luis Valley District: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache Counties
Representative: Donna Briones

Southeast Colorado District: 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!
Southwest 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 ( 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 conference flier.


Weld 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:  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: Mad Science

  • January 18, 2012, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Time Management

  • 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: Dinner Conversations

  • May 5, 2012, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm: Bafa' Bafa'



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