Local Chapter Information

KSAEYC local chapters

Below is more information on local chapters within Kansas.

Lawrence Chapter of KSAEYC Douglas County

The Lawrence Chapter of KSAEYC focuses on bringing resources and professional development to early childhood teachers and directors in the Lawrence/Douglas County area.  Event information is often updated on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Ksaeyc-Lawrence-Chapter/.   For more information about this Chapter, contact Tara Glanton at taraglanton@aol.com or Amy Gottschamer at amy@googolsoflearning.com.

 

Salina Chapter of KSAEYC Saline County

Salina Chapter of KSAEYC members advocate for quality early childhood education for all young children at a local level. Members celebrate Week of the Young Child™ and discuss topics to improve professional practice. Being a member gives you a voice you didn’t think you could have to make a difference professionally and for all young children. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Angela Hagan at angela.hagan@sschd.org.

 

Topeka Chapter of KSAEYC Shawnee County

The Topeka Chapter of KSAEYC is open to anyone with an interest in early childhood and strives to represent professionals with diverse roles within the field.  Plans are currently underway for a fall kick-off event and initial meeting.  Now is the perfect time to get involved and help shape future activities and events.If you are interested in serving in joining this group, contact Christina Turner at topekachapterks@gmail.com.

 

Greater Wichita Chapter of KSAEYC Wichita Area

The Greater Wichita Chapter of KSAEYC is an organization for early childhood professionals which will provide each member the opportunity for personal and professioanal growth through supportive involvement with other early childhood professionals.  We meet monthly at a different child care facility in the area for networking, a short business meeting, tour of the facility and  often at least a 1 hour KDHE approved in-service training.  This is a free benefit to members.  Non-members are encouraged and invited to attend the in-service training opportuunities for a $10 fee per training. We hope you will consider joining us!!  Event information is often updated on the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/gwc.ksaeyc/ If you are interested in joining this group, contact Brent Martin at bmartin4@butlercc.edu.

Chapters in the Making:

The below groups are currently in the process of becoming Chapters in Kansas.

 

Greater Kansas City Chapter of MOAEYC Greater Kansas City Area

The Greater Kansas City Chapter of MOAEYC is a nonprofit organization of over 150 members representing a diverse range of services to young children in the Kansas City area. Although they have members in Kansas and Missouri, they are currently considered a Chapter only in Missouri. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Sam Schissler at schisslers@gmail.com.

 

Don’t see a Chapter in your area?

Want to connect with other early childhood professionals near you?
For more information about becoming a Chapter, please contact Amy Gottschamer, Chapter Chair using our contact form.

 

Reasons to start a chapter in your area:

  • To advocate for quality early childhood education for all young children, birth through age 8, and strive to meet the professional needs and interests of the diverse early childhood community
  • To improve professional practice and working conditions in the field of early childhood education
  • To build public understanding and support through public initiatives and public awareness
  • To build and maintain a strong, diverse and inclusive organization

 

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