– Local Chapter Information –

Lawrence Chapter of KSAEYC Douglas County
The Lawrence Chapter of KSAEYC focuses on bringing resources and professional development to early childhood teachers and directors in the Lawrence/Douglas County area. For more information about this Chapter, contact Tara Glanton at taraglanton@aol.com or Amy Gottschamer at amy@googolsoflearning.com. 

Chapters in the Making:
The below groups are currently in the process of becoming Chapters in Kansas.
Greater Kansas City Chapter of MOAEYC Greater Kansas City Area
The Greater Kansas City Chapter of MOAEYC is a nonprofit organization of over 150 members representing a diverse range of services to young children in the Kansas City area. Although they have members in Kansas and Missouri, they are currently considered a Chapter only in Missouri. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Sam Schissler at schisslers@gmail.com.  

Manhattan Chapter of KSAEYC Clay, Geary, Pottawatomie & Riley Counties
The future Manhattan Chapter of KSAEYC is working to stand up as a Chapter and support local early childhood professionals by providing education, advocacy resources and recognition in their area. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Berni Howe at bernihowe@ksu.edu.

Salina Chapter of KSAEYC Saline County
The future Salina Chapter of KSAEYC will allow members to advocate for quality early childhood education for all young children at a local level. Members will do this by celebrating Week of the Young Child™ and discussing topics to improve professional practice. Being a member will give you a voice you didn’t think you could have to make a difference professionally and for all young children. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Angela Hagan at angela.hagan@sschd.org.

Topeka Chapter of KSAEYC Shawnee County
Plans are underway to start a Topeka Chapter of KSAEYC in early 2018. It is the vision that this group would be open to anyone with an interest in early childhood and would represent a wide cross-section of the field. If you are interested in serving in a leadership role or joing this group, contact Dawn Brown at ctkeec@gmail.com.


Don’t see a Chapter in your area? Want to connect with other early childhood professionals near you?
For more information about becoming a Chapter, please contact Berni Howe, Chapter Chair, with the KSAEYC at email.kansas.aeyc@gmail.com.

Reasons to start a Chapter in your area...
- To advocate for quality early childhood education for all young children, birth through age 8, and strive to meet the professional needs and interests of the diverse early childhood community. 
- To improve professional practice and working conditions in the field of early childhood education. 
- To build public understanding and support through public initiatives and public awareness. 

- To build and maintain a strong, diverse and inclusive organization.

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