I explored many site related to the field of early childhood education. There are so many local, state, and federal organization, agencies and communities of practice dedicated to children. It is clear the value that has been rightfully placed on early childhood education. Below are three organizations I felt at some point in my career I would like to become a part of, to continue to support quality education for children from outside the classroom.
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
This organization has been growing sine 2013 to improve early childhood programs in Connecticut. They are focused on supporting children’s early development by ensuring policy, funding and services strengthen the role of families, providers, educators and communities they serve. The OEC provide funding, standards, regulations, training, and educational programs for young children. They also provide home visiting services with funding for training to support families with young children.
There were not any employment positions posted at this time. The CT OEC overseas many programs, projects, and grants that may have more employment opportunities in specific areas.
Association for Positive Behavior Support
Since 2007 this international organization of professional, family, and consumer members and 12 yearly elected board members have been on a mission to improve support, to reduce behavioral challenges, increase independence, and ensure the development of constructive behaviors to meet life goals through research. The APBS serves as an international forum, hosts yearly conferences, publishes a quarterly newsletter, manages and links website on PBS, engages in policy development, facilitates interactions among members, and works to establish national standards.
To enquire about a committee or leadership opportunities the site provides contact information e-mail Executive Director Tim Knoster firstname.lastname@example.org or call (570) 389-4081.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association for the Education of Young Children began back in the 1920’s, but was not officially named NAEYC until 1964. Their mission is to promote high-quality early learning for all children birth to 8 years of age. There values are expressed in the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Today this is a huge association of about 80,000 members in more than 300 affiliated chapters continue to be dedicated to promoting high-quality early learning. NAEYC puts out a vast variety of publications, host many conferences and events, encourages and support professional development, and influence public policy to improve quality early childhood education.
This is a membership organization that anyone can join and support in a variety of ways through their website. There are also employment opportunities and descriptions listed on the website http://www.naeyc.org/about/jobs/overview