Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children

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

Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children

Mailing Address: 

1310 A Westloop Place, #157

Manhattan, KS 66502





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 Executive Officers:  

 Kasey Kile, President

 Michelle Gilbert, President Elect

 Deb Crowl, Vice President

 Kari Cronister, Secretary

 Chelsea Schulte, Treasurer

 Member-at-Large Positions:     

 Deb Crowl    

 Jennifer Francois

 Amy Gottschamer

 Courtney Hultgren

 Kelly Livingston

 Brent Martin
 Rebekah Meitler

 Chelsea Schulte

 Emilee Morris

 Jennifer Oborny 

 Kristina Parsons

 Diane Plunkett

 Diane Purcell 

 Shanna Todd

 Elizabeth Towne

 Doris Vigil  

​ Affiliate/Chapter Representatives:

 Tara Glanton (Douglas Co. Child Development Association)

 Chelsea Schulte (Heartland AEYC)

 Sam Schissler (Mid-America AEYC)

 Angela Hagan (Salina Chapter of KSAEYC)

 Student Representative:

 Chelsie Yokum (Kansas State University)


 Non-Voting Board Members:

 Gayle Stuber

 Mary Murphy, KDHE

 Amanda Gress, KAC

 Eryn Allen

The Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children (KSAEYC) ​is a non-profit association whose members represent a diverse range of services for children. KSAEYC is affiliated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which provides educational resources for adults committed to improving the quality and availability of services for children from birth through age 8... the critical years of development.
KSAEYC works to improve services and facilities in Kansas for all young children by:

      1.  Bringing together all persons interested in young children. 

      2.  Encouraging professional development of all persons employed in the care                      and education of young children.

      3.  Providing continuing professional development opportunities for early childhood
           education professionals.

      4.  Making the public aware of the needs of young children.

​      5.  Collaborating with other agencies on behalf of young children.