Presidents Message

Dear FLAEYC Members and Friends,

As FLAEYC’s Board President, I have committed to the vision that FLAEYC will be a “bridge-builder” by encouraging partnerships and collaboration with early learning agencies, teachers, providers, parents and advocates dedicated to improving the lives of our youngest children and their families.  

There are many changes ahead and we will depend upon you, our members and potential members, to lend your ideas and support to FLAEYC either through participating with a local or statewide chapter or by communicating directly with us through email, our website, or social media. FLAEYC is directly aligned with NAEYC and SECA in serving our 2600 members. Together with our Board of Directors and Executive Director, Chris Duggan, I am here to serve you. 

I want to also let you know our Board as a high performing inclusive organization we are committed to ensuring that our Board is as diverse and inclusive as our members. Accordingly, our Nominations Committee, responsible for developing the annual slate of nominees for Board elections, is always seeking professionals who wish to be more involved in this professional organization. If you are interested in becoming involved with the board, please reach out to our Executive Director, Chris Duggan at

This is an exciting time to be a part of FLAEYC!  I encourage you to get involved and make your voice heard!

Heather Siskind 
FLAEYC President