And that’s a wrap!

Thank you so much for joining us at our virtual conferences throughout 2020 & 2021! It has certainly been an eventful year and we are so glad we were able to continue to connect with all our members in this way.We are looking forward to planning our next...

Job Opportunity: Kitchen Assistant II, Rogers

Organization Name:Sunshine School & Development CenterLocation:RogersJob Title:Kitchen Assistant IIJob Description:The Kitchen Assistant II (KAII)is responsible for set up, delivery and clean up for breakfast and lunch each day. Other responsibilities include...

Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond....

Last Day to Make Your Priorities Known!

Today, Monday, June 7 is the deadline to provide feedback to a proposed 3-year budget for Arkansas child care infrastructure. Email your valued opinions to CCDFStatePlanComments@dhs.arkansas.gov.Every vote matters in an election, right? The same goes for public...

Historic Amounts of Money for Arkansas ECE

Arkansas will receive $464,955,451 through the American Rescue Plan (ARP). This is pandemic recovery funding that our state child care system can use through 2024. Combining that with the usual CCDF funding, we will have $727 million to spend over the next three...

What’s your #1 priority?

YOU ARE AN EXPERT. Tell us your #1 priority for spending $727 MILLION over the next 3 years. Review the state’s drafted budget and AECA’s recommendations: https://arkansasearlychildhood.org/…/how-would-you-spend-7…/ Share this poll with other key players...

Equal Access for Children. Fair Payment for Providers.

In our previous blog, we mentioned Arkansas will receive $727 MILLION for child care in the next 3 years. The state drafts a spending plan. Then they ask for public comment before finalizing the plan. That’s where YOU come in. If they have plans that will work...

Save the Date: SECA Conference 2022

The South Carolina Early Childhood Association and The Southern Early Childhood Association are partnering to host a joint (regional and state) conference on February 3-5, 2022 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC. The theme of the conference is...

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