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The mission of the At-Risk & Special Needs Interest Forum is to promote communication and networking among our early childhood community-at-large in order to provide a positive approach to working in partnership with families to support the development of young children who are at-risk or who have special needs.
- Mary Wonderlick - email@example.com
- Cindy Croft - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Priscilla Weigel - email@example.com
The mission of the Family Child Care Interest Forum is to provide support, involvement and communication among family child care providers and their supporters, to foster a way to look at state and nationally based initiatives that encompass a more universal system of training and mentoring, encourage family child care providers to actively participate in NAEYC and its affiliates, and to give members a chance to discuss the importance of building effective and diverse partnerships and state collaborations to promote professional development.
- Tessie Ragan - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jody Johnson - email@example.com
- Jerletha McDonald - firstname.lastname@example.org
- DeAnn Jones - email@example.com
The mission of the Infant Toddler Professionals Interest Group is to facilitate the delivery of the highest quality of care for children in the first 3 years of life by uniting infant and toddler professionals, creating networking opportunities to exchange information and resources that facilitate quality programs, and successfully addressing challenges and issues that surround quality care for the very youngest children and their families.
The mission of the Kindergarten Interest Forum is to provide opportunities for kindergarten teachers and other educators to join together to address early childhood issues specific to kindergarten.
- Kim Hughes - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Marie Kielty - email@example.com
- Cody Summerville - firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Laboratory Schools Interest Forum is to connect laboratory schools and encourage dialogue about our current goals and challenges. College and university laboratory schools have the unique distinction of simultaneously modeling developmentally appropriate practice in an early childhood program while providing professional development for current and future early childhood educators. Our goal is to become a leading voice within the early childhood community, advocating for the value and survival of laboratory schools nationwide.
- Dr. Amber Tankersley - email@example.com