The Michigan Association
for the Education of Young Children is committed to improving the education
and welfare of children from birth through age eight.
MiAEYC works for
young children, their families, and early childhood professionals. MiAEYC
supports the professional development of its members through quality
training, materials and services. Almost 3,000 early childhood educators
and suppliers of children's services belong to MiAEYC in 16 affiliate
chapters and 3 local chapters.
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T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood®MICHIGAN is a statewide scholarship program designed to help child care center directors, teachers, assistants and owners, and family child care providers, meet their professional development goals while continuing their current employment in licensed or regulated early childhood settings.
MiAEYC Annual Conference
March 31-April 2, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI
Information, the preliminary program and online registration available in January!
MiAEYC Announces New
Michigan AEYC, announces the selection of Erica Willard as its new Executive Director. Erica filled the vacancy created by long-time Executive Director Dr. Keith Myers’ retirement in September. Erica was recommended by a search committee, and unanimously approved by the full board at their governing board meeting in September after a national search that produced many qualified candidates was conducted.
Erica has served as the Director of T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood(R) Michigan, since 2008. Additionally, her resume includes over 20 years of experience in the field working previously as an early childhood specialist for Michigan’s Great Start Readiness program, Adjunct Faculty for Lansing Community College, and a non-profit child care center director. She also served a four-year term on her local school district board of education where she was a strong advocate for early childhood programming for the district’s young children and families. She holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University in the area of Child Development.