Message From The President

Mary Beth Wright, SWOAEYC President

Dear Southwest Ohio AEYC (SWOAEYC) Members & Friends,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Interim President of the Southwest Ohio AEYC board.  I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for almost 15 years and currently serve as the Director of the Arlitt Child Development Center, the laboratory preschool on the campus of the University of Cincinnati.  I’ve served on the Cincinnati AEYC board for several years both as a member at large and most recently as the Vice President of Support.  I’m excited to lead our organization as we strive to advance our field and support educators, families, and young children.

There are many changes ahead and we will depend upon you, our members and potential members, to lend your ideas and support throughout the transition from a local affiliate to a new regional affiliate.   Southwest Ohio AEYC is directly aligned with NAEYC in serving 16 counties in Southwest Ohio including Franklin County in Columbus. Together with our Board of Directors and Interim Executive Director, Gerry Weller, I am here to serve you.  

I hope you are able to take advantage of some of the enriching events our board has been working diligently to plan.  They are posted under the event page of our website, www.swoaeyc.org

Our nomination committee is at work developing a ballot for officers to serve beginning January 1, 2018 through December 31,2020. If you are interested in becoming involved in the board we would love for you to reach out to our Nominations Chair, Kelly Bigham, at ucelc.director@gmail.com

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


Mary Beth Wright

President, SWOAEYC