HAAEYC’s Programs and Activities Include:
- Leadership Forums
- Network Nights
- Week of the Young Child (WOYC)
- The Advocate
HAAEYC hosts two major professional development events, the Fall and Spring Conferences. These conferences are designed for a wide range of practitioners who work with young children including public and private school teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, family day home providers, administrators, directors and managers. Workshops at these conferences are focused on a variety of topics for caregivers and trainers at all levels of experience… beginner, intermediate and advanced. For information on dates and locations for these conferences and related activities, please visit the Conference section of our website.
In conjunction with the Fall and Spring Conferences, HAAEYC sponsors workshops intended to engage participants in leadership development activities. Participants in these events include directors of accredited and licensed facilities, public and private school personnel, and social service agency personnel. Our Leadership Forums offer early childhood professionals the highest quality training possible at an affordable price.
Four times a year, members are invited free of charge to an evening presentation on a specific aspect of quality child care and management. The program takes place in a variety of locations and is an excellent opportunity for members to do professional networking. Check our calendar for more information on upcoming dates.
The Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize that children’s opportunities are our responsibilities, and to recommit ourselves to ensuring that each and every child experiences the type of early environment–at home, at child care, at school, and in the community–that will promote their early learning. Each Spring, HAAEYC collaborates with other community groups in a Week of the Young Child celebration. Throughout the WOYC, activities are designed to raise awareness of the need for high quality care and education for all children. For more information on Week of the Young Child, visit www.naeyc.org/woyc.
In conjunction with Network Nights, HAAEYC hosts Administrator’s Discussions for directors and administrators interested in pursuing NAEYC accreditation for their facility. These Administrator Discussions take place at the same time and location as HAAEYC’s four network nights, and a speaker discusses some aspect of the accreditation process. Staff members from participating centers are able to visit each of the Network Night locations during the year to see an accredited center in action.
HAAEYC members are informed and updated about activities of the organization and the early care and education field through the association’s newsletter, The Advocate. The Advocate is published on a quarterly basis. For more information on The Advocate, click here.