|Marin County||Belvedere, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Tiburon|
|Napa County||American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, St Helena, Yountville|
|Solano County||Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo|
|Sonoma County||Cloverdale, Cotati, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Windsor|
The Marin Chapter's mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources.
Marin expresses its mission in terms of four broad goals:
- Improving professional practices and working environments in early childhood education settings.
- Supporting early childhood programs by working to achieve a high-quality system of early childhood education.
- Providing low cost, professional development opportunities, to ensure that children are in the care of knowledgeable, nurturing professionals.
- Building a professional, inclusive community of groups and individuals who are committed to promoting excellence in early childhood education for all young children.
The Marin Chapter is committed to achieving the following goals:
- To make possible for all children to have access to a safe and affordable, high quality early childhood education in environments that respect and support diversity.
- To ensure that the curriculum in every program is developmentally appropriate, the staff is nurturing, knowledgeable and well trained, and that comprehensive services to support children's health, nutrition and social well-being, are available.
- To ensure that all early childhood professionals are supported as professionals with ongoing professional development opportunities.
- To establish standards of equitable compensation for professionals (at all levels) working in the field of Early Childhood Education.
- To help all families have access to early childhood education programs that are affordable and of high quality; where they may actively participate in their children's education as respected reciprocal partners.
MAEYC achieves its goals by:
- Providing diverse professional development opportunities and resources for educators who work with young children.
- Convening individuals and groups with diverse perspectives to generate new knowledge and understanding of issues affecting the education and development of young children and their families.
- Building public understanding and support for activities and services that promote the healthy development and learning of all young children and their families.
- Advocating for public policies-and funding-to support a comprehensive system of high-quality early childhood education for all young children and families.
- MAEYC achieves these objectives by:
- Sponsoring at least one workshop and a bus tour to schools annually.
- Publishing at least two newsletters a year
- Sponsoring inclusive community events for children, families and educators.
- Partnering with community support agencies and organizations in the field.
- Reaching out to local politicians through letters and personal contacts.
- Advocating for the rights of young children and the needs for high quality early education.
- Having representation on the State AEYC Board
- Working collaboratively with local community colleges.