Urgent call to action! #savechildcare

Dear AECA friends,Conversations around a new COVID-19 relief package are still ongoing and we need your help in contacting members of Congress to ask for increased emergency funding for child care. The current proposal on the table includes only $10 billion for child...

Save Child Care by Calling Congress Today!

On October 1st, the House passed an updated Heroes Act, which provided $50 billion for child care stabilization grants to providers and $7 billion in emergency funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). While this is a positive development,...

Job Opportunity: Preschool Director, Rogers

Organization Name:Cadence Academy PreschoolLocation:Rogers, ARJob Title:Preschool DirectorJob Description:Preschool Director**Now offering a $5,000 Sign-On Bonus for new hires who start before January 1, 2020. Cadence Education is currently in search of our next...

Giving Tuesday 2020

Dear AECA supporters,Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Our members and early childhood supporters are transforming children and families across the state every...

Teaching Thanksgiving in a Socially Responsible Way

Anti-bias education is not just doing occasional activities about diversity and fairness topics (although that may be how new anti-bias educators begin). To be effective, anti-bias education works as an underpinning perspective, which permeates everything that happens...

Why People Love to Work for You – Reason #11

In the January/February 1991 issue of Child Care Information Exchange, it’s editor, Roger Neugebauer, wrote and published the article β€œ12 Reasons People Love to Work for You.”  In it, Neugebauer focuses on the practices of directors at childcare centers where...

I Have a Wishing Heart

A message from Melissa Sutton, one of our panel experts from our November conference event who is the Program Coordinator for Conscious Discipline and the BehaviorHelp team in Arkansas:During times of uncertainty, it’s helpful to remember that children may be...

AECA Survey

I am asking for you to PLEASE take 10-15 minutes to complete a survey.As your president, it is important to me for your association to serve you in the best possible way. We have developed the survey to provide EACH member an opportunity to share their challenges and...

Congratulations to our annual award winners!

Every year we recognize individuals who embody the values of the organization. Normally we present our awards at our conference so this year we decided to honor our winners at our virtual November conference event!The Affiliate of the Year Award is given to an...

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