Message From The President

Connie Prairie, SWOAEYC President

Dear Southwest Ohio AEYC (SWOAEYC) Members & Friends,

Thank you for your membership and support of young children and families. Your work is crucial in this ever-changing landscape. The new Power to the Professions framework and the related work is very exciting! With many changes ahead, we will all need to depend on each other to problem solve and think creatively. As one of two state-level NAEYC affiliates in Ohio, Southwest Ohio AEYC serves Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, and 16 surrounding counties. We are excited to work with you and serve you in your endeavors!

Events and activities for your enlightenment and enjoyment are posted under the events page of our website. Please join us as we learn together and promote the profession of early childhood.

Our nominations committee is always seeking early childhood professionals who wish to be more involved in their professional organization. If you are interested in becoming involved in the board, we would love for you to reach out to us at info@swoaeyc.org.

I hope you will join us in raising your voice and providing your talents and knowledge to our profession. We are (finally) being recognized as Early Childhood Professionals and SWOAEYC will assist in providing support in growing this understanding of our work.


Connie Prairie, MEd, MS
Southwest Ohio AEYC