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To support and advance the professional development of affiliate members in their efforts to provide quality care and education for the children of New Hampshire.
President's Address
Happy November!

What an amazing Fall it has been here in New Hampshire, with nice weather and many sunny days!

This past month, we have been busy here at NHAEYC! On Columbus Day weekend we had the opportunity to meet with our New England AEYC friends and discuss opportunities for collaboration, resource sharing and improvements to member benefits. It was a great day, and we developed some ideas to continue our work over the next year.

You may have seen recently on our  Facebook and Twitter pages that we are sharing information about a very exciting new NAEYC campaign called   $16 for 2016. Did you know that while child care costs have steadily increased since the mid-nineties, pay for professionals have not? This is a troubling statistic, and this campaign addresses the issue in a very strategic way:

For just $16 each month for the next 16 months, you can help NAEYC to:
  • Mobilize a grassroots force to elevate the power of early learning throughout the primary elections and beyond 
  • Help shape public opinion about the early learning issues facing the country
  • Make sure presidential candidates address the need to support high-quality, well-financed early education programs with well-compensated teachers


     
With your financial support, NAEYC can:
  • Train volunteers and advocates from NAEYC Affiliates to expand electoral activities at the state and local levels
  • Ensure that more professionals like you-individuals committed to early learning-will attend presidential primary events
  • Organize and participate in voter registration drives, get-out-the-vote activities, phone banks, and other effective electoral advocacy tools
  • Mobilize NAEYC's social media network (more than 90,500 Facebook and 41,800 Twitter followers) to advocate for children and influence the national conversation about the presidential election
  • Promote the power of early learning through local and national media to keep early childhood education visible in interviews, op-eds, local town hall meetings, and national debates
  • Keep you updated with status reports, campaign advocacy tips and strategies, and other resources you can use in state and local efforts throughout the 2016 presidential race and other election campaign
 
I encourage you to take the pledge individually or in your programs. We are at a critical tipping point in early childhood nationally; we have the spotlight on us, and yet, we still are struggling to achieve a livable wage for a large percentage of our colleagues working in the field.

Will you join us and take the pledge for $16 in 16? We need you! We need your voice!
 
 
In gratitude,

Jessica Sugrue,  President



Pictured is my daughter Rylee. She loves to say, "Mom, you are the President!" But at her age, she thinks of the President of the United States. I then have the opportunity to tell her it's even better than being President of the USA; I am the President of NHAEYC! 

How will we ensure that all children are receiving quality education and have a bright future? By taking care of the professionals (that's you!) that give children their best start to life. 

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DON'T MISS OUT!
Fall 2015  I nfant and Toddler Training Series! 
*FINAL SESSION*

Join us for the FINAL Infant and Toddle Training Series sessions on Saturday November 7 from 9am - 3pm at Manchester Community College in Manchester, NH. This is still time to register for the Infant and Toddler Training Series for the three remaining sessions at a discount!   

Presenter Lori Harris shared, "One could argue that all infants and toddlers are vulnerable since they are dependent on others for their survival. The most vulnerable of that group are the one that have families living in conditions that include poverty or abusing drugs and alcohol with few resources available to them. Teachers in classrooms do not always know the details of situations families are facing, but do have professional knowledge and obligations to create environments that are safe havens for children and their families."

For more information and registration, click here
Save the Date NHAEYC's 
Annual Spring Conference:
April 16, 2016

"Hand-In-Hand we are Building a 
Community of Learners"

The NHAEYC Annual Conference has moved back to 
Nashua Community College!

   

We are still seeking exceptional  and  novel  RFPs !

Don't miss an opportunity to present! A variety of qualified presenters are needed to support NH AEYC on another successful Spring Conference in 2016.

This year's theme is " Hand in Hand - Building Stronger Communities of Learning."

If you are interested in presenting at this year's conference, please click here.

We look forward to seeing your submissions!

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This Year's Conference Featuring 
Award-Winning Keynote
- VINCENT NUNES -


Vincent offers award-winning curriculum based music for children. Vincent's CDs have won awards from Parent's Guide to Children's Media, Parents' Choice and NAPPA. 

Vincent's performance schedule has carried him from Massachusetts to California, from Texas to Michigan and to many school, libraries and teacher conferences in between. "My primary focus these days is Professional Development Programs - Keynotes & Workshops. I love meeting folks dedicated to nurturing and educating young children. We understand each other. The future is our children. I can't think of a more important job." 

We look forward to singing and dancing with you!


Looking for ways to volunteer? Add our Annual Conference to your professional development plan! Contact Jessi Rice for more details at:  jrice@ccsnh.edu

Not a Member? Join our dynamic group!

When you join NAEYC and select New Hampshire as your state affiliate, you automatically join both NAEYC and NHAEYC. You gain access to:
  • 20% discount on all products in the NAEYC catalog/online store, including books, videos, brochures, posters, and more.
  • Access to frequent members-only sales, which offer 50% discounts on some of NAEYC's most popular resources.
  • Monthly e-mail member newsletters, with quick links to the latest content, research, and events for NAEYC members.
  • Membership to NH AEYC, which includes networking opportunities, local events and conferences, and local member benefits.
      • Regional meetings with dinner and guest speakers
      • Discounted registration fees to the NHAEYC spring conference
      • Scholarships to conferences and workshops
      • NHAEYC newsletter
      • Timely information via email about upcoming events and important public policy issues
      • Payment for your early childhood credential
      • NAEYC publications and videos available through the Family Resource Connection
      • Publications readily available for sale through our publications chairperson
      • NHAEYC members receive a tuition benefit at Walden University 
  • The print publication subscription package of your choice: five issues of Young Children or five issues of Teaching Young Children.
  • Access to Five digital issues of award-winning Young Children and Tesoros y Colores (the Spanish version of Teaching Young Children) packed with the latest developments in early childhood education, practice, and research.
  • Reduced registration fees for NAEYC-sponsored conferences and professional training opportunities, including theworld's largest early education conference and expo.
  • The Trust for Insuring Educators offers NAEYC members discounted insurance plans designed to meet their personal and professional needs. Coverage options include professional liability, auto, home and group term life insurance.
  • Access to the Members Only area of our website, which features exclusive digital benefits and content.
  • Reduced subscription fees for the highly respected Early Childhood Research QuarterlyExchange Magazine,Highlights High FiveHighlights Hello, and Education Week.
  • Voting rights in NAEYC elections to help shape the future of the early childhood profession.
  • Access to member-exclusive Interest Forums, a unique platform to interact with other professionals on focused subject areas, such as Play, Technology and Young Children, and Health and Safety.


    To learn more, click here: 
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Upcoming Meeting Dates & Locations

Our next meeting is Monday January 4, 2016
1 Delta Drive, Concord, N.H 


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