Includes Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Lauderdale, McNairy, Shelby, and Tipton counties
MAEYC has continued to provide training opportunities to the Child Care Community and taken opportunities to network with other organizations and individuals related to early childhood licensing standards and programs. In March, MAEYC co-sponsored a very successful forum at which legislators, child care providers and interested community persons were able to express concerns on a number of issues including the child care broker system, the pupil/teacher ratios, the staff development and training requirements, and other legislative proposals. There were approximately 350 in attendance for this forum.
MAEYC conducted three mini-conferences and a Spring Conference that culminated with Week of the Young Child activities. Each mini-conference averaged 225 attendees and was held in a different area of the city in the evenings. This year's pre-conference focused on the NAEYC's Leading Edge teleconference with Betty Johnson and Sandy Turner conducting the training. Much interest was generated and follow-up workshops have been scheduled. Approximately 40 child care providers were recognized at the "Simply the Best" banquet. Though we have continued to sponsor mini-conferences during the year for child care workers, we have not been successful in including the additional counties assigned to MAEYC. We plan to add a position to the Board who will be active in this area.
Elections for the New Year have been held and the newly elected Board will assume their positions on 1/1/2001. This is significant because the By-laws were changed last year to bring our fiscal year in line with TAEYC and NAEYC.
We are looking forward to our Fall conference on September 9.
Betty J. Johnson, MAEYC President
Memphis AEYC President
815 N. McLean Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38120
work: (901) 274-9440
fax: (901) 274-9473
home: (901) 682-8191
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