Sarasota Chapter

The Sarasota Chapter of FLAEYC is your local early childhood chapter of the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC), which is affiliated with both the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA).

Purpose: We offer professional development training to the early childhood professionals serving children birth through eight years of age.

Goal:  The early childhood education profession exemplifies excellence and is recognized as vital and performing a critical role in society.


Chapter Leadership

Chapter Leader: Janna Swanson;
Chapter Treasurer: Claudia Malecki;
Chapter Secretary: Sherri Medico;
Chapter Advisory Council Rep.: Wendy T. Harris;
Membership Lead: Christian Mays;
Advocacy Lead: Gillian Aeppli;



Chapter Events for Calendar

Leadership Meetings: The Sarasota Chapter hosts a Chapter Leadership meeting each month where we discuss chapter news, recruitment, workshop topics, new business, and other Chapter business.  Anyone interested in learning more about our chapter’s presence in the community or interested in joining NAEYC/FLAEYC/SECA is welcome to attend.

Date/time: Second Tuesday of each month; 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: Suncoast Technical College – Tech Tots, 4748 Beneva Rd., Sarasota, Fl.

Workshop Schedule : Workshop topics are based on the interest of participants/members and are presented multiple times per school year, culminating in a spectacular Teacher Appreciation Event in May.  CEUs and in-service hours are awarded for each workshop which are between 1.5 to 2 hours each.

STEAM workshop series presented by Penney Norton:
Nov. 19, 2019,
Feb. 18, 2020
May 5, 2020 (see flyer)








Chapter Photos

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Giant Jenga  Participants Michelle and Chris