Our Mission
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
August is here!  Wait, August is here....

Which means "back-to-school" is upon us! For many of us, that term can almost seem foreign, because throughout the summer we are still engaging, playing and teaching the young children and families in our classrooms and programs. As we wind down through our last months of sunshine, water, and longer days, I would like us to think about the work that we do for and on behalf of young children and families every day and how Fall represents an opportunity for renewal and changes. 


What about your work makes you proud? What gets you out of bed in the morning? What fuels your passion?


In the coming month, NH AEYC will launch a #soproudtobe campaign on our social media outlets. We will ask you to share with us your hopes, your accomplishments, your achievements and all you bring to ensure the future promise of New Hampshire's youngest children. Oh and did I mention their might be a free t-shirt in it for you? We will be giving away limited edition NH AEYC #soproudtobe shirts in special giveaways on Facebook!


We are also in search of new talent on our Spring Conference, Membership and Professional Development Committees. This month, we will be meeting as a Board for our Annual Board Retreat which will be closed to the public, but invite you to come check out our new office space co-located at Early Learning NH in September!


Thank you for your continued membership and support - we are growing and it is an exciting time to be a part of the NH AEYC family!




Jessica Sugrue, President-NHAEYC 

Fall 2015  I nfant and Toddler Training Series! 
Sign-up today!

Registration is open for our 3rd Annual Infant and Toddler Training Series  entitled, 
Infants and Toddlers: Naturally Vulnerable-Engineering for Strength

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."

Sessions in this five-part series will be centered on Child Abuse and Neglect, the Inclusive Classroom, Infant/Toddler Mental Health, Medical Considerations and Language & Culture.

Sessions are scheduled on the following Mondays from 6-9PM; September 14th, 28th and October 12th and 26th. The final session will be held on Saturday November 7 from 9am - 3pm at Manchester Community College in Manchester, NH. 

Members can attend this 18-hour 
training series for $175.00 and future Members can attend for $225.00.

For information and registration, follow this link: 

Jessica Rice, Appointed Vice President of NHAEYC



Jessica (Jessi) continues her work with NHAEYC during her third year on the board. Jessi will continue to serve as co-chair for NHAEYC's annual spring conference and take on the additional roles of Vice President. 


"I wanted to take a moment to thank the executive board for the recommendation and thank all of our members as well. I have been a part of this organization for the past several years, and I continue to learn through my professional journey both in the classroom and out! I joined the board as a member at large and last year took on the role of Co-Chair for NHAEYC's annual spring conference."



"I am a member of an extraordinary team that wants the best for our community. The passion and commitment to this organization inspires me, and motivates me personally & professionally! I've accepted the role of Vice President and look forward to working with the executive council, the board, our members and our community in this new capacity."

You can also find Jessi at the Child and Family Development Center where she has been teaching in the lab school for the last seven years. She extends her work with children and families and volunteers of all ages as she is an active member, program facilitator and ambassador for the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. Jessi also continues her work as a volunteer youth advisor for the National Guard State Council, a personal commitment to her friends and family serving our country. 


"My personal philosophy is to do all that I can, to use my resources and to be the voice for those that might not otherwise have one. I want to empower others, and help to build a strong community."  Jessi continues to write grants for GSGWM and provide ample opportunities for children and their guides to make New Hampshire a better place, have fun and learn something about themselves along the way.  She believes that each opportunity in life is an adventure. In her work with the children and families, college students, early childhood providers and in our community at large, she strives to educate, lead by example and advocate for the things she is most passionate about! 


"In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors!  I love hiking, camping, boating and even spend a great deal of time wishing for snow days and powder, as I am a huge winter enthusiast and avid snowboarder!" 

Professional Development & 
Accreditation Updates

The Professional Development & Accreditation committee is gearing up for a
busy year! So far the committee has secured presenter Lori Harris and is
currently marketing the Fall 2015 Infant and Toddler Training Series with a
focus on Supporting Vulnerable Populations (18 hours) to be held in
Manchester, NH. Additionally, the committee is also actively planning
several other events including a full day training with Holly Elissa Bruno
based on her new book "The Comfort of Little Things: An Educator's Guide to
Second Chances" to be held in the Fall of 2015 in Concord, NH; the 2nd
Annual Accreditation event to be held in the Spring of 2016 in Nashua, NH;
and a new initiative currently under development in which our membership
will be able to access and engage in one-hour mini-training sessions using
the software Go-to-Meetings anywhere there is WiFi capabilities.

Did we peak your interest? Are ideas brewing in your mind? Do you want to
know more now? If so, we would like to hear from you regarding your ideas
and suggestions about the development of these trainings, dates, and
events! Please contact Amy Ashley, Lisa Strout, Claudette Mallory, and
Anita French at professional_development@nhaeyc.org and be on the lookout
for a professional development membership survey coming out this fall as we
continue to plan.
Mark your calendars for NHAEYC's 
Annual Spring Conference!


April 16, 2016


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


Additionally, RFPs will be sent out within the next month,so be on the look-out if you are thinking about presenting at our Annual Conference!


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:
  • 6 Issues a Year of Young Children or Teaching Young Children - you choose!
  • Special member-only publications sent to Comprehensive Members
  • Discounted registration fees to the NHAEYC Spring Conference and other
    professional development opportunities
  • Discounted registration fees to the NAEYC Professional Development
    Institute and National Conference
  • Scholarship opportunities to NHAEYC Events-Spring Conference, Infant and
    Toddler Training Series and other events throughout the year!
  • Monthly NHAEYC newsletter
  • The most up-to-date information, resources and tools for the early
    childhood field locally, regionally and nationally
  • The cost of your FIRST credential application fee to the NH Professional Development System is on us! Up to a $25.00 value! Some restrictions apply, see website for details.
  • FREE NHAEYC Membership Playtime Event with discounted entry fees for guests
  • Discounted rates on NAEYC publications

    Consider becoming a Member, and get the Membership rate. 
    To learn more, click here: 
Upcoming Meeting Dates & Locations

NHAEYC is proud to announce we have secured office space co-located at
Delta Dental with Spark NH and Early Learning NH!

Our bright, shiny new 
space will allow us to serve our membership in a more effective manner. We  will not keep office hours, but please watch for upcoming Board meetings
and other professional development activities, such as our July meeting.

Our next meeting is the Annual Board Retreat, and is closed to the public. We look forward to seeing you again in September!

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