The Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (Texas AEYC) seeks to improve early childhood education in Texas by supporting members to be effective early childhood advocates and by collaborating with other agencies to promote public policies that address the needs of young children and their families.
What you can do:
Please send a thank you note to your legislators for the work on early childhood issues this past session. Better yet, send a children’s book with a picture of your children or a child care center’s children attached to the front page. Thank them for making the early years a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. Texas will be strong when all our children grow strong from their very first breath and all the years to come.
Make sure to sign up for Texas AEYC updates if you have not already. Texas AEYC sends out action alerts to keep you up to speed with important advocacy issues facing early educators and administrators in the state of Texas.
Read a good book about early childhood. Renew your enthusiasm for these early years. You might want to check out The Last Child in the Woods, which is about play in the outdoors. This book speaks to the way we allow children to grow up without much free time to explore and how that compares to the last generation that had so much freedom. Food for thought! Join us at our State Conference for special tracks on outdoor play and the importance of advocating for this in our early childhood and elementary programs!
- Texans Care for Children
- Center for Public Policy Priorities
- Texas KIDS COUNT
- Children’s Defense Fund Texas
- Texas Head Start Association
- National Womens Law Center
- Early Care and Education Consortium
- Center for Law and Social Policy
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
TAEYC Position Statements/Recommendations
View Texas AEYC 2013 Legislative Priorities here.
View NAEYC Position statements here.
For more information‚ Contact Texas AEYC Vice President of Advocacy‚ Kim Kofron