Marin Chapter

CAAEYC Marin Chapter
Counties Cities
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

Mission

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.

Goals
Marin expresses its mission in terms of four broad goals:

  1. Improving professional practices and working environments in early childhood education settings.
  2. Supporting early childhood programs by working to achieve a high-quality system of early childhood education.
  3. Providing low cost, professional development opportunities, to ensure that children are in the care of knowledgeable, nurturing professionals.
  4. Building a professional, inclusive community of groups and individuals who are committed to promoting excellence in early childhood education for all young children.

Vision Statement

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.

Strategic Objectives

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.

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