Blog Entries - 2018

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Columbus Chapter Supports Toys For Tots

Posted on: December 22, 2018

On Saturday, December 15, 2018, the Columbus Chapter of Southwest Ohio AEYC distributed toys for Toys For Tots at the Future Scholars Learning Academy.

We look forward to continuing to support local communities through partnerships with Toys For Tots!

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Greg Harris

New Executive Director Named

Posted on: December 1, 2018

Greg Harris recently was hired as Executive Director of Southwest Ohio AEYC, which includes the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus regions. A former teacher with a varied background in politics, education, public policy and advocacy, Greg has a twenty year

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SWOAEYC Supports 4C Conference

Posted on: November 3, 2018

Southwest Ohio AEYC was pleased to sponsor a Power to the Profession Panel Discussion at the 4C Leadership and Early Childhood Conference.  The panel was moderated by Jocelyn Tozier, Director of Indian Hill Church Nursery School and President of

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Columbus Meet & Greet

Columbus Chapter Meet & Greet

Posted on: October 31, 2018

The Southwest Ohio AEYC Columbus Chapter held a Meet & Greet at Donato's Pizza on October 24, 2018.  Discussions were had on the mission, vision, and goals of Southwest Ohio AEYC.  Leadership opportunities, advocacy for children and families,

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Power to the Profession Events Successful

Posted on: September 28, 2018

Southwest Ohio AEYC invited early childhood professionals to join a conversation to advance the early childhood education profession.  Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession by establishing

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Early Educators Enjoy Rogers Documentary

Posted on: July 14, 2018

ScreenTime is a fun, engaging, networking event open to all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.  The first series of ScreenTime events was held during June and July 2018. In late June and early July, Southwest Ohio AEYC

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Get Involved

SWOAEYC Seeks Talented ECE Professionals

Posted on: June 15, 2018

A message from Kelly Bigham, Nominations and Elections Chair ( There are opportunities to contribute your time and talents to the Board of Directors that provides leadership to SWOAEYC. Currently, the program committee is

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Teacher Appreciation Week Well Received

Posted on: June 12, 2018

Early childhood professionals across Southwest Ohio celebrated teachers during the week of May 7-11, 2018. Southwest Ohio AEYC promoted an event where teachers, administrators, and parents would share why they appreciate Southwest Ohio early childhood

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Columbus Chapter Meets & Greets

Posted on: May 26, 2018

The Columbus Meet & Greet was a success!  Several early childhood professionals enjoyed appetizers, fun, and fellowship with one another.  Special thanks to Prost Beer & Wine Cafe. From the Columbus Chapter: We were honored to have staff

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College Symposium Talks Licensure Changes

Posted on: May 17, 2018

The College Symposium is an initiative sponsored by the Southwest Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children. Participants are full-time and adjunct instructors at 2- and 4-year higher education institutions. We discuss engagement of students and

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Dayton Chapter

Dayton Mayor Sends Proclamation to MOYC

Posted on: May 5, 2018

Dayton has celebrated Month of the Young Child for nearly 20 years.  This year, the Dayton Chapter of SWOAEYC sponsored Safe on Saturday, an event celebrating our youngest learners, on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Dayton Metro

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2018 Annual Conference: A great place for ECE professionals!

Posted on: April 30, 2018

On April 7, 2018 more than 250 early childhood professionals assembled for the 2018 Southwest Ohio AEYC Annual Conference: STEAM Propels Early Educators. Early childhood professionals came to learn more about enriching their classroom curriculum with science,

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SWOAEYC Supports Farm to School

Posted on: April 28, 2018

The National Farm to School Network is an information, advocacy and networking hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing, school gardens and food and agriculture education into schools and early care and education settings. This group held its

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SWOAEYC Sends Representatives to Washington, DC

Posted on: March 10, 2018

Southwest Ohio AEYC was proud to send several representatives from Southwest Ohio to the 2018 Public Policy Forum hosted by NAEYC.  This year was the largest Public Policy Forum ever! At Public Policy Forum, NAEYC members: Form part of a team working

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Teachers Tour Xavier Montessori Lab School

Posted on: March 10, 2018

Early childhood professionals and pre-service teachers from around Southwest Ohio participated in a tour of the Xavier Montessori Lab School on March 6, 2018.  Participants were able to tour the nationally recognized program, learn about the

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Dayton Teachers Learn About Peaceful Music

Posted on: February 24, 2018

On February 17, 2018, the Dayton Chapter of SWOAEYC sponsored a free family concert featuring David Kisor, of Growing Sound, at the Dayton Metro Library, Main Branch.  Children, parents, and teachers enjoyed his engaging performance.  Following this

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Election 2018

New President, VP, and Secretary Elected - 2018 Election

Posted on: February 10, 2018

Southwest Ohio AEYC is pleased to announce that 2018 Election was a success!  Congratulations to Jocelyn Tozier, Lisa Garofalo, and Mary Beth Wright.

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