Hot Springs Early Childhood Association (HS-AECA)

Hot Springs area
President: LesLee Jones


MEETING TIME:  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.    PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (Maximum 40)

Register online:                            Bring your PDR ID# to the meeting

Meeting Location:  First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center (Upstairs:  Room 205)       218 Pratt Street

Parking available in First United Methodist Church Parking Lots


Monday, September 9, 2019       6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 The Pyramid Model:  Making Connections for ALL Children

In this session we will look at the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants & Young Children. We will disassemble the Pyramid Model & show how each tier builds up to the next to guide caregivers to build relationships among children, families, colleagues & communities.

Presenter:  Melissa Sutton, Arkansas State University Childhood Services

Conscious Discipline/BehaviorHelp Support – Program Coordinator


Monday, October 14, 2019         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Create Prop and Sensory Boxes – Bring out the Props for Play and Learning

Discover how to develop prop and sensory boxes for infants, toddlers and preschool children.  And then explore how to engage children in using the props for play and learning.

Facilitators:  HSECA Board Members

Note:   Participants will receive an empty box to take home and create a prop or sensory box for their children

One lucky winner will take home a prop box filled with props for play and learning!


Monday November 11, 2019           6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Early Childhood Professionals Have a Code of Ethical Conduct

NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct & Statement of Commitment

Did you know that each of YOU as an Early Childhood Professional has a Code of Ethical Conduct? The code focuses on our ethical conduct to children, families, to co-workers and employers, and to community and society.  You will have an opportunity to explore the code and understand how it applies to YOU – an Early Childhood Professional.

Note:  Participants will receive a copy of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct  


2020 Sneak Peek

Monday, February 10, 2020 – Explore community resources to enrich and support your program

Monday, March 9, 2020 – Arkansas Children’s Week Presentation

Monday, April 13, 2010 – Dinner & Tribute to Early Childhood Services – Presentation:  Self-Care Is NOT SELFISH!

Speaker:  Shelli Henehan, Ed. D, Associate Professor/Coordinator of Assessment

UAFS School of Education/College of STEM

Arkansas Early Childhood Conference – October 24-26, 2019

Wyndham Riverfront, North Little Rock

Conference details & registration available at

  • CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded at each meeting

  • Hours count toward DHS Licensing Requirements for annual training hours

  • Hours count toward required training hours for Better Beginnings

  • Handouts and Door Prizes at each meeting

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