...improving the quality of early childhood education ​for young children from birth to 8 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

Tara Glanton, Treasurer

Member-at-Large Positions:     

Tristen Cope
Jennifer Francois

Amy Gottschamer

Courtney Hultgren

Cathy Mong
​Jennifer Oborny 

Kristina Parsons

Chelsea Schulte 

Shanna Todd

Elizabeth Towne

Affiliate/Chapter Representatives:

Tara Glanton, Lawrence
Sam Schissler, Greater Kansas City               
(Currently through Missouri AEYC.)

Dawn Brown, Topeka (Chapter in the making.)

Angela Hagan, Salina (Chapter in the making.)

Berni Howe, Manhattan

          (Chapter in the making.)

Student Representative:

Chelsie Yokum (Kansas State University)


Non-Voting Board Members:

Gayle Stuber

Mary Murphy, KDHE

Amanda Gress, KAC

Mark Stair, Accountant

Eryn Allen

Thank you to the following outgoing board members for all of your hard work, service and support of the Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children!

  • Diane Purcell
  • Kelly Livingston
  • Emilee Morris
  • Brent Martin

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.