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  • NEWS! FLAEYC 2019 Board Election Results:

    PRESIDENT ELECT – Angela Tufts (Loring)
    AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER – Emilu Alvarez


    AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER – Nacole Guyton

    We want to thank each candidate for their interest in serving on the FLAEYC Board of Directors and for their commitment to FLAEYC’s mission and efforts to serve our members. 
    Through their participation in the 2020 Board Elections, our members were provided a high quality and inclusive slate of candidates, making this election a very successful one.
    FLAEYC continues the commitment to serving as a High Performing, Inclusive Organization and looks forward to this next year as we strive to serve FLAEYC’s mission: 
    “Benefiting children and families by providing 
    leadership, advocacy and professional development
    for early education professionals.”

    Chris Duggan, FLAEYC Executive Director
    Heather Siskind, FLAEYC Board President
    & the FLAEYC Board of Directors

    2019 Conference Surveys are open through the end of November at the links below!

    Conference Survey: Attendee – Click Here
    Conference Survey: Sponsor/Exhibitor – Click Here
    Conference CEUs: Info & Payment – Click Here
    onference Presentations: Handouts – Click Here


  • FLAEYC Chapters’ News and Updates

    FLAEYC is pleased to introduce our new Chapters to the friends and members of FLAEYC. Each of Chapters have selected their new organization name, set goals, objectives and plans for this next year.  We will highlight the Chapters on this website and welcome all of our chapters to send in photos and updates so we can post them.

    Student Chapter

    Are you a student? Are you interested in collaborating with other students? Please come join us at the FLAEYC Student Chapter Meeting at the FLAEYC Annual Conference, Sept. 6-8. ! We welcome all students. It’ll be so much fun to learn from each other.


    Jessica Espinosa, Ph.D.  jespino2@mdc.edu
    Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
    Miami Dade College, School of Education

    Suzanne Cruz, EdD        scruz6@mdc.edu
    Faculty, Early Childhood Education
    Miami Dade College, School of Education


    PLAY Chapter

    FLAEYC’s Play Chapter invites you to join us at our Chapter Meeting which will be held at the FLAEYC Annual Conference, Sept. 6-8. Our membership is statewide, and we welcome anyone who is committed to ensuring our youngest children have quality play experiences in their lives.  Our goal as a Play Chapter is to highlight the critical value of play in all areas of development for children and throughout the lifespan. This includes cognitive, physical, social- emotional, spiritual, and academic skills with emphasis on resilience in all areas of development.


    Walter F. Drew, Facilitator  drwalterdrew@gmail.com
    FLAEYC Play Chapter


    Directors Chapter

    Calling all Directors! Are you interested in meeting with other directors to network and to discuss the issues and concerns of managing child care programs? FLAEYC’s Directors Chapters welcomes you to join them for a Chapter meeting at FLAEYC’s Annual Conference. The FLAEYC Directors’ Chapter members work together to serve the membership of FLAEYC for the purpose of cultivating early childhood leaders and providing a system of networks, supports, and resources for early care and education educators and administrators throughout the state of Florida.


    Hilary Nelson, M.Ed.      hilarynelson@coe.ufl.edu
    Instructional Designer, Lastinger Center for Learning 
    College of Education, University of Florida

    Victoria Damjanovic, Ph.D.    vdamjano@usf.edu  
    Director & Affiliated Faculty
    USF Preschool for Creative Learning, University of South Florida

  • High-Quality Early Childhood Education Works (NAEYC) FLAEYC’s Position Statement on Kindergarten Assessment (KEA) System
  • Join Now!

    Do you want to become part of a statewide professional organization that promotes quality in early education in Florida and provides its members with a strong, united VOICE? If so, then look no further than the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC)! Your FLAEYC membership demonstrates your commitment to professional growth and early childhood program quality. Becoming a FLAEYC member is easy! You can join in just three short steps: Step One: Choose the association in which you would like to be a member. FLAEYC is a proud affiliate of both the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA).

    To Join NAEYC and FLAEYC click the NAEYC logo

    Click here to learn more about the NAEYC benefits provided at different levels.

    To Join SECA and FLAEYC, click the SECA logo

    Click here to learn more about the SECA benefits provided. Step Two: Once you have chosen your membership through NAEYC or SECA, select FLAEYC as your state affiliate. Step Three: Congratulations! You are now a FLAEYC Member. Please enjoy the benefits of membership. FLAEYC supports our members through a variety of benefits, activities, and services including:

    • Discounts on Professional Development Conferences and Events
    • Networking Opportunities
    • Early Childhood News and Updates
    • Online Training through FLAEYC’s Online Training Portal
    • National / State Policy and Advocacy