The purpose of the Michigan AEYC Advocacy Committee is to lead efforts in voicing the importance of investing in high quality early childhood experiences and professional practitioners.
The vision of the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children is one of leadership and quality. Michigan AEYC is the leading organization in Michigan that addresses early childhood education. It speaks with authority and through its activism inspires others to advocate for young children. Michigan AEYC creates coalitions that address common concerns and works collaboratively with allied organizations to address common goals.
Michigan AEYC sets high standards and is identified as providing and advocating for quality services. Michigan AEYC is in the forefront of advocating for the availability and accessibility of a quality, developmentally appropriate educational program for all young children in Michigan. It advocates high standards of quality for the licensing of programs and facilities, and the certification of teachers. It provides leadership in defining standards, quality and developmentally appropriate practice
Advocacy Committee Chair: Tammy Arakelian
Appropriate Assessment of Young Children (PDF)
Basic Qualifications, Training and Education (PDF)
Child Care Center Regulations (PDF)
Kindergarten Entry Date (PDF)
Universal Pre-K (PDF)
Public Policy Agenda 2017-2018 (PDF)