OCAEYC Spring 2022 Newsletter
The Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children (OCAEYC) is a direct affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the foremost professional association for the early childhood field. Visit our website to learn more about our mission and work.
OCAEYC Board Meetings

Our next OCAEYC Board Meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 p.m. Members, please look for an invite in your inbox the week of the meeting. If you are not a member and would like to attend, or would like to share during our public comment, "VOICES FROM THE FIELD" agenda item, please email us
For past meeting agendas and minutes, please contact us.
VP of Membership, Deanna Parga

Are you interested in learning more about your membership? Your membership provides you with many opportunities and resources.  

If you are a Standard or Premium member, you receive a book each year.  Premium membership provides you with five professional resources during your membership year (3 print books, 1 e-book and 1 coupon) and subscriptions to BOTH Young Children and Teaching Young Children.  Standard members receive their choice of either publication. Entry Level, Standard, and Family level members all can add on a subscription to either journal for an additional fee. All members receive opportunities for discounted professional development and networking with other early childhood professionals in Orange County.

We're glad you're a member of OCAEYC! 

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Professional Development
Professional Development Chair, Nancy Dayne

Professional Development has had some great workshops this year! We just had one on Parent Handbook Essentials and in November on Anti-Bias in the classroom. With the conference in March, our next workshop will be in May 22. Please be on the lookout in your emails or through OCAEYC social media for the topic and time.

If you have any suggestions for workshops please email: info@ocaeyc.com

"Who Dares to Teach must Never Cease to Learn"- John Cotton Dana 
Member Services
Member Services Co-Chair, Alex Yang

On January 8th, OCAEYC's Coffee and Conversation continued the discussion of Anti-Bias with educators out in the community. Facilitated by Ana Page, the conversation led to the vision of fairness and safety in the homes and communities for all children. Further discussion also lead to the dialogue needed to combat anti-racism and the promotion of anti-bias education for children and adults. 
Fund Development
Fund Development Officer, Shana Chance

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Are you an employer searching for qualified and dedicated professionals? Are you a business looking to promote your products or services? Connect to our 500+ membership base by advertising with OCAEYC. Standard Single Ad: $50. Premium Single Ad: $ 250. Unlimited Ad: $1,000
The fees generated through this opportunity will be used to support the mission and programs of OCAEYC. All advertisements must be reviewed and approved by OCAEYC’s board of directors.
For more information, please contact Shana Chance at schance@ocaeyc.com.
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618