Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children

​....improving the quality of early childhood education for young children from birth to eight years.



Support for the Family of Pamela Smith


Shortly after our Annual Conference in 2015, we lost a valued member of the early childhood profession, as well as, a KAEYC Board Member, Pamela Smith. 

Pam's greatest gift was her compassion and ability to love and nurtur children as if they were her own.  For over 30 years, Pam taught and provided child care to many children and their families. 

A You Caring account has been set up to assist the family with the financial burden this has placed on their family.


Donations in honor of Pam Smith


Call for Proposals

KansasAEYC is looking for professionals to present at the Annual Professional Development Event.  Please submit a proposal by March 31, 2016.


Call for Proposals

Annual Professional Development Event


The Annual Professional Development Event will be hosted on Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in Manhattan, Ks.  With Keynote, Dr. McGhee, we will be focusing on you, the early childhood professional!

Take the Think Big Start Small pledge with ​​Kansas Action for Children today!  


Week of the Young Child

Kansas AEYC would like to support local communities in  celebrating Week of the Young Child 2016.  In addition to providing resources, guidance, and encouragement, Kansas AEYC could also like to provide utility flags for communities to display representing the number of children in licensed care in the community!  These flags will be provided to communities at no cost, with the condition they will be displayed in a prominent location with signage explaining the purpose.  Please contact Kansas AEYC for support with these efforts by January 15th (email.kansas.aeyc@gmail.com).


Other events sponsored by NAEYC for the week are as follows:


Music Monday

Taco Tuesday

Work Together Wednesday

Artsy Thursday

Family Friday​

KansasAEYC has t-shirts available to wear during Week of the Young Child!  Shirts must be purchased by March 4th using the link below:


​WOYC T-Shirt Order




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