Nassau County Association for the Education of Young Children
Affiliated with NYSAEYC and NAEYC

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What We Do

We strive to promote quality care and education of young children through professional development and advocacy.

It is our vision to provide information regarding developmentally appropriate practices in the outreach area, and to reach out to college students and CDA candidates to increase the student population in the Affiliate.

Who We Are

The Nassau County Association for the Education of Young Children (NCAEYC) is an affiliate of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC) and the National AEYC. The Association is non-sectarian, non-commercial, and non-partisan.

Membership is open to any interested person who wishes to join. We offer reduced dues to college students to encourage their involvement.

New Trainings for 2013–2014

We offer a variety of in-service workshops to assist early childhood professionals in maintaining their developmentally appropriate environments and creating impactful and diverse curriculum. Pre-registration is required for classes, and early registration is encouraged as enrollment is limited. On site registration is not available, and courses with limited registration may be cancelled.

Workshop #2 – Managing Challenging Behavior in Young Children   Workshop #3 – Having a Peaceful Classroom: Using Guidance to Manage Behavioral Concerns   Workshop #4 – Providing a Caring Environment for Infants and Toddlers
This presentation will explain how early childhood educators can successfully serve children with self-directed and sometimes challenging behaviors. Understanding why challenging behaviors occur, and how to successfully manage them not only benefits the child, but also their parents, classmates as well as the adults that serve with them.
November 12, 2013
Mid-Island Y Community Center
45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
Stephen Hernandez, PhD
Workshop covers OCFS topic #3
Register for this workshop by October 29, 2013
  This workshop will focus on sharing techniques that can be used to manage behavioral excesses. We will actually set up a classroom as a demonstration.
December 9, 2013
Harbor Child Care at the Plaza
250 RXR Plaza, Uniondale
Florence Barbour
Workshop covers OCFS topics #1 and #3
Register for this workshop by November 25, 2013
  Explore topics including developing a sense of trust, respecting individual feelings and personalities, understanding parent perspectives, and role modeling.
January 22, 2014
Big Chief Nursery School
2427 N. Jerusalem Road, East Meadow
Roseann Carboy & Jackie Lynch
Workshop covers OCFS topics #1, #2 & #4
Register for this workshop by January 8, 2014
Workshop #5 – A Review of OCFS Regulations and Great Forms for Classroom Management   Click Here to Download the
In-Service Registration Form
  Workshop #6 – Identification of Child Abuse and Shaken Baby Syndrome
Learn about why regulations are so important in your work as an early childhood professional. Also, learn which forms are required for use by OCFS and which ones may be optional.
February 11, 2014
Little Sponges
1000 Shames Drive, Westbury
Liz Box
Workshop covers OCFS topics #5 & #7
Register for this workshop by January 28, 2014
 
Membership entitles you
to 2 FREE workshops.
All additional workshops are $15.00 per person.
Non-Member is $20.00 per workshop, per person.
  Learn indicators of Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Child Abuse & Neglect as well as what it means to be a Mandated Reporter.
March 13, 2014
Learn & Play
80 Herricks Road, Mineola
Maryann Arroyo
Workshop covers OCFS topics #6, #8 and #9
Register for this workshop by February 27, 2014
Workshop #7 – Common Core Standards   Workshop #8 – NAEYC Accreditation   Workshop #9 – Science! It's All Around Us
This workshop will focus on information for teachers and directors regarding the standards and how they relate to preschool.
March 25, 2014
Greentrees Country Day School
247 Jackson Avenue, Syosset
Linda Castellanos & Juliet Castellanos Ramirez
Workshop covers OCFS topics #1 & #3
Register for this workshop by March 11, 2014
  Participants will learn the benefits of NAEYC Accreditation as well as the steps that programs must take to achieve NAEYC Accreditation. Participants will hear an overview of the process and be able to ask questions and determine if this is a pathway that their program needs to take as New York State embarks on a Quality Rating System.
April 23, 2014
Mid-Island Y Community Center
45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
Stephanie Dockweiler
Workshop covers OCFS topics #1 & #3
Register for this workshop by April 9, 2014
  Indoor Science Center, animals, gardening and experiments. Come dressed to participate. Just like children, I believe we learn best through hands on experiences and our senses.
May 14, 2014
Big Chief Nursery School
2427 N. Jerusalem Road, East Meadow
Luanne Picinich
Workshop covers OCFS topics #1, #3 and #4
Register for this workshop by April 30, 2014

Coming Up in October

2013 NYS CEC Conference

and the

2013 NCAEYC Conference

Click Here for More Information!
 

News Flash

Hofstra School of Education
Receives $1.24 Million Grant
to Create New Grad Program
in Early Childhood Special Education

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