Since beginning in my career of ECE. I have always been concerned with my states lack of interest in the early years. I have often wondered why we once had an NAEYC affiliate but now we do not. I never took the time to stop and ask questions. My children were small, I was building my business, and still a college student getting my masters, there was always and excuse I gave myself. Now that I'm done with school. I feel more of a push to use my time advocating for some change.
I am thankful for the NAEYC's Hello community chat room. I was able to post a question last night about why Wyoming no longer has a chapter and I received two responses already, one from NAEYC, and the other from a former Wyoming NAEYC board member. I got some questions answered!
(If you have not used the Hello chat board on NAEYC's website. I highly recommend it!)
Now that I am in touch with a former board member, I am hoping to bring NAEYC back to the providers in Wyoming. Our state NEEDS this!
Tell me about your affiliate! do you have an affiliate in your state? Are you a member? How do meetings work? How do you support one another? Educate me!
Current Doctoral Student.Masters in Early Childhood Studies and Bachelors in Child Development. 13 years in the ECE profession.