What does teamwork mean to Gregg?

Guest Blogger: Gregg Cooper – AECA President What a mess we are in at this time. With COVID-19 running rampant, things are changing at a daily rate. Then, in my area of the state, a horrific tornado hit Jonesboro, the largest city up here, and did great damage....

Teaching through Covid-19

My new routine consists of making sure our students and families feel safe, encouraged and supported. Now that schools have closed in Arkansas, our focus has shifted on how we serve our families during this “new normal.” I see it as an opportunity to showcase a...

What does teamwork mean to Renee?

Guest Blogger: Renee Philpot – Board Member at Large Team work makes the dream work  There’s no I in Team  Together everyone achieves more.  Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.  Over...

Why People Love to Work for You – Reason #3

In the January/February 1991 issue of Child Care Information Exchange, it’s editor, Roger Neugebauer, wrote and published the article “12 Reasons People Love to Work for You.”  In it, Neugebauer focuses on the practices of directors at childcare centers where teacher...

Covid-19 Response

Please visit our dedicated Covid-19 page for all the latest information in AECA’s response to this crisis. Thank you. www.arkansasearlychildhood.org/covid19

AECA 2020 and Beyond

Guest Blogger: Jeff Dyer, AECA Executive Director I have had many firsts and new beginnings this past year and the same can be said for our association. In June of last year, I officially retired from a 30-year career in K-12 education and began a new chapter with the...

It’s a date!

Want to know what is happening all over Arkansas in the early childhood community? Then check out our new calendar! If you have an event you would like to be added, please send us a message so we can add it to our considerations. Thank you!...

Why People Love to Work for You – Reason #2

In the January/February 1991 issue of Child Care Information Exchange, it’s editor, Roger Neugebauer, wrote and published the article “12 Reasons People Love to Work for You.”  In it, Neugebauer focuses on the practices of directors at childcare centers where...

The NAEYC Conference Experience

The NAEYC Conference was an amazing experience. NAEYC was held in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee at the Music City Center. The 2.1 million square foot facility opened in 2013 and was built so that Nashville could host large, city-wide conventions in the downtown...

Why People Love to Work for You – Reason #1

Reason #1: You believe in people from day one. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he [or she] wants done and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”  I...

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