Introducing the New
We are delighted to introduce
the new SCC-CAAEYC President, Gloria Davis.
A Letter from the SCC-CAAEYC President:
Hello to all of our Southern California Chapter of the California Association for the Education of Young (SCC-CAAEYC), members, colleague, and friends,
It is time to take some bold steps into 2021. We welcome you to join us as the SCC-CAAEYC board continues the work moving forward with these bold steps!
As we grow past the pandemic challenges, it is important to realize the enormous opportunity the upcoming year offers to each of us. With such an unprecedented year behind us, SCC-CAAEYC continues to invite your voice to the table, to share ideas, and join the leadership of this forward-looking early education community. Together, we have the power to create a positive and collective change in the lives of the children and families in our communities.
Even amidst the most difficult challenges, SCC-CAAEYC continues to be guided by the light of our mission, “dedicated to nurturing the growth and development of early childhood leaders in Southern California and advocating for the highest quality of early education for all young children.”
While our nation is coming to grips with the effects and personal losses as a result of COVID-19, the pain of social unrest, and the awakening of the country to historic systemic racism, the world is in desperate need of innovative servant-leaders. SCC-CAAEYC, like so many other groups, is gifted with such leaders who, for instance, helped pivot SCC-CAAEYC from in-person workshops to providing low and no-cost virtual workshops and training sessions for our members and partners during these times.
SCC-CAAEYC heard all about how health and safety measures necessitated school closures and how families learned to transform their homes into classrooms. SCC-CAAEYC led the charge to provide for those who needed low/no-cost workshops to help navigate the murky waters of technology, curriculum activities, and COVID-19 safety.
Moving from President-Elect to the next level of leadership with SCC-CAAEYC, I am honored to have the enthusiastic support and guidance of the immediate past president, officers, committees, and satellite communities. With the continuing support of our members and friends, we will make the next year transformative. We will continue to build upon this organization’s greatest strengths--the ability to maintain relationships and build new connections while keeping the flexibility necessary to respond swiftly to the needs of the early childhood education community.
Every new moment offers amazing opportunities to impact lives with a focus on learning, collaboration, and capacity-building. I am excited to serve and lead SCC-CAAEYC. As president, I pledge to support and strengthen the pipeline of diverse leaders and to build our organizational power to influence systems and policy changes that reflect the priorities of our members.
Every leader we nurture within SCC-CAAEYC will plant the seeds of leadership in the next generation. The children we serve today are the scientists who will find the cures of tomorrow, the organizers who will lead the marches of tomorrow, and the police officers who will protect and serve tomorrow with a heart of advancing equity for all.
As we start this new chapter together, building on the momentum of those who came before us, may we all continue to lead our children and community with compassion and insight. I am filled with hope and gratitude as I think of every one of you. Feel free to contact us for more information on how you can enhance your professional growth by involvement in SCC-CAAEYC.
Leading with influence and impact,
Gloria J. Davis, M.A., President
Southern California Chapter
California Association for the Education of Young Children (SCC-CAAEYC)
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