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2014 Forum for Professional Development
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2015 CAEYC Annual Conference & Expo
Sacramento, CA
March 5-7, 2015

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Learn from the Past. Embrace the Present. Create the Future. This is what children do every day, every time they play, imagine a new story or give a hug. As educators, parents and caregivers, we do the same with every interaction we have with children, families, agencies and colleagues. 2014 is the perfect time to embrace the opportunity to learn from our past leaders and our past experiences while embracing current opportunities to offer children opportunities for learning and nurturing and creating future opportunities. Whether your focus is on a particular age group, advocacy or special needs in early care and education or you want to enhance your knowledge and skills in science curriculum, early literacy, program quality assessments or other areas, this is an opportunity for you to network with other ECE professionals and Learn from the Past.  Embrace the Present. Create the Future.

Join us in Pasadena for the CAEYC Annual Conference and Expo, April 3-5, 2014.  Join colleagues and advocates to network, connect and play.

Pasadena Convention Center

300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Meet Your 2014 Keynote Speakers

Jonathan Michael Bowman
Leadership Day Keynote

Regina Louise
Conference Keynote

Visit the 2014 Annual Conference & Expo website for additional information.

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CAEYC is excited to launch a dedicated website for all 2014 Annual Conference & Expo information.

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2014 Conference Sponsors

CAEYC proudly thanks its sponsors in recognition of their generous financial support and other donations which contribute greatly to the success of this event.


Lakeshore Learning

Pacific Oaks


Discount School Supply



Bright Horizons

DC Insurance

Kaplan Early Learning Company


Branagh Information Group

Brookes Publishing


Join With Us to Support the Children of the Philippines

To help children in the Philippines cope and understand the traumatic event of Typhoon Yolanda, the CAEYC Membership Committee, spearheaded by CAEYC Vice President Dr. Shu-Chen Jenny Yen, developed a children's social story called "After Typhoon Yolanda" translated into one of the native languages, Tagalog.

CAEYC is seeking donations to help print, publish and ship the books to Early Childhood Educators in the Philippines. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Two ways to donate: download the form or make an online contribution.

View the "After Typhoon Yolanda" English and Tagalog versions. Share this information with your friends, family and colleagues.

Thank you for your donation!


Honor An ECE Educator

Chris Lamm Honor An Early Childhood Educator

Is there an educator you wish to honor who has made a difference in your life or the lives of others (teacher, caregiver, parent)? Honoring an educator is a genuine and caring way to create a legacy of recognition for Early Childhood Educators who transform lives every day.

This program is named in honor of Dr. Christine Lamm. Chris' energy and life-force touched so many - questioning, encouraging, collaborating, and most of all, doing; working together to make a better world for our children, for those less fortunate and for the larger community.

Each honoree receives a congratulatory letter and certificate from the CAEYC Vice President. The name and bio of the honoree and the nominator will be placed on the CAEYC website as well as published in a future issue of CAEYC's Connections journal.

Nominator and Honoree will receive complimentary invitations to the Chris Lamm Honor an Early Childhood Educator reception hosted by the CAEYC Membership Committee at the 2014 CAEYC Annual Conference & Expo in Pasadena, CA.

Event Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 • Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

REQUIREMENTS: Nominator must be a member of NAEYC/CAEYC. Please provide a valid NAEYC membership ID number. Your membership ID number may be found on your Young Children/Teaching Young Children mailing label or by calling NAEYC at (800) 424-2460. Join or renew your membership online.

Nomination form and payment form must be submitted by March 14, 2014.

Download Honoree Nomination and Nomination Payment form.

Proceeds directly support NAEYC/CAEYC membership scholarships for students studying ECE or other qualifying related fields.

Slate of Candidates for 2013

Candidates for Vice President

Adria Taha-Resnick


Michael Fritzen


Candidates for Treasurer

Lisa Wilkin


Jacque Sell


Once you've made your selections, please vote using the ballot included in your winter 2014 issue of Connections. Only official ballots will be accepted and must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, April 18, 2014.

Public Policy

CAEYC advocates for advancement in the early care and education profession and improvement of the lives of young children. Our Public Policy Committee reviews bills related to the importance of early childhood issues and communicates regularly to our legislators regarding these concerns. The Committee develops a policy platform yearly with consultation from the CAEYC Board of Directors.
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Joyce Stone, CAEYC Public Policy Chair

California Legislative File
Bill List

CAEYC reviews bills that we believe are of interest to early childhood professionals. If you have a bill that you would like our CAEYC Public Policy Committee to review, please contact CAEYC at

Public Policy Links

California Legislative
California Assembly Allows you to see your Assembly members. As a bonus, you will also see a map of your district showing your location and the member's district office. |
California Senate Allows you to view and search for Senate members, bill updates, communications and press releases. |
California Governor Allows you to view and search for Senate members, bill updates, communications and press releases. |
Bill Information Provides you with current updates on Senate Bills and Assembly Bills. |
Department of Finance Allows you to view current state budgets. |
Legislative Analyst's Office Allows you to view detailed examination of the Budget Bill based on the Governor's Budget. |
On The Capitol Doorstep Provides information on California and federal legislation affecting young children. |
U.S. Government
U.S. House of Representatives Allows you to view current house communications, house directory, member offices, committee offices and other organizations. |
U.S. Senate Allows you to view committee hearing, legislative activities, and to search for your local Senator. |
U.S. President

Provides citizens with easy access to government information. The Your Government section provides users with sources for information on all branches and agencies of the federal government. |

Bill Information Allows you to access government information products. | Lists federal resources that support children in child care. |
NAEYC Public Policy
NAEYC Children's Champions
Additional Public Policy Sites
Action Alliance for Children
Center for the Child Care Workforce
Child Care Law Center
Child Development Policy Institute
Children's Defense Fund
Children Now Deals

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