The application for the 2022 election is now closed. The candidates will be announced on April 15th, 2022.

All COAEYC members in good standing are eligible to vote. Check your inbox (the email you have associated with your NAEYC account) for a unique link. 

COAEYC is seeking candidates to fill five (5) open seats on our governing board this year:

  • Three (3) seats are general seats open to anyone.

  • One (1) seat is reserved for a student who is enrolled in an early childhood education program at a Colorado institute of higher learning or someone who is in the process of obtaining or renewing their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

  • One (1) seat is reserved for an early childhood educator who is currently working in a licensed program or who operates a family child care home.


REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be a member by April 14, 2022. 


TERM: The length of service for this in-kind position will be two years beginning July 1, 2022.



This is a working Board. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Actively participating in organizational planning and decision-making with sound and informed judgments

  • Serve on a state membership committee in a liaison/leadership role

  • Attend monthly online board meetings or committee meetings 

    • Board Meetings are currently scheduled on the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:00, but that is subject to change. All board meetings are virtual at this time but the board is exploring a hybrid option.

  • Participate in a mandatory board governance symposium on Saturday, July 16th from 9am-11am. This is virtual but may become hybrid depending on interest.

  • Attend a virtual new board member orientation meeting on Saturday, July 9th from 9am-10am.

  • Complete online State of Colorado Non-Profit Board Member Course

  • Annual board member review

  • Contribute financially, as you are able, annually

  • It is estimated that each board member will spend approximately 15 hours each month on board meetings, projects, and activities.