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Chapter Leadership and Contact Information

Position Name Contact Information
President Crystal Abbe crystal.abbe@dmschools.org
State Board Chapter Representative Donna Kennebeck donna.kennebeck@unitypoint.org
Secretary Anissa Deay anissa@dmjfed.org
Newsletter Kelly Donnelly kellydonnelly@gracedesmoines.org

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Iowa AEYC Play Experience
 
Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
 
Come and learn how PLAY can be incorporated into your daily schedule. Through the innovative use of free, recycled loose parts and less use of commercial toys, your children will manipulate recycled materials that support personal development.
 
Presenter: Pam Mahoney
 
Location: Newton Elite Properties
1123 1st Ave. E
Newton, IA 50208
 
To register click here.
 
Cost: FREE
 
Contact Information:
Sue Gienger-CCR&R
 
It is in the Numbers
 
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Arrive, sign-in, and snack: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Training: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Two hours of professional development utilizing rotation model. *Methods of reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing promote early childhood numeracy skills such as counting, quantifying, shapes, measuring, sequencing, and more. Learn. Practice. Prepare to implement.
*These methods are from the Des Moines Public Library’s 5 Simple Steps.
*Each of 4 rotations will last 30 minutes.
 
Presenter: Sarah Derry
 
Location:
Drake University Campus
Olmsted Building Upper Level
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311
 
To register click here.
 
Cost: FREE
 
Contact Info: crystal.abbe@me.com
 
Sponsored by:
Mid Iowa Chapter of Iowa AEYC
South Central STEM Hub
Everystep.org
IPTV Kids Clubhouse
 
Early Childhood KIDS Edcamp
 
Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

PREK-3 EDUCATORS
PBS KIDS Educamp provides educators who work with children in schools, daycare centers, or homes with a space to share, collaborate, and learn from each other.
RESOURCES
Learn about PBS KIDS resources that support social and emotional development, math, and literacy skills.
FORGE RELATIONSHIPS
Connect with educators facing similar challenges, learn new tips and share ideas. Leave energized and inspired!

Location: Iowa Public Television
6450 Corporate Dr.          Johnston, IA 50131

To register click here.
THREE HOURS OF CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN TO ATTENDEES FOR DHS AND NAC HOURS. TO EARN DHS CREDIT ALSO REGISTER HERE.


Cost: FREE
 
WOYC FAMILY EVENTS: April 6, 2019
Family Fun: Math in the Morning! 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. in Des Moines
Come... Celebrate with Us! 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Pella
 
Connections Matter
 
Thursday, April 11, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 
We want everyone to know that fostering caring relationships with the children, families, and adults in your life matters for developing healthy brains, supportive relationships, and thriving communities. Gain a better understanding of trauma, brain development, resilience, and health - and how these topics relate to one another. When we understand current science, as professionals, we are better able to respond to challenges with compassion and intentionality. Take this time to consider your role, your relationships and your interactions. Each interaction we have with children, their families, co-worker and others in our community holds the potential to improve outcomes for all.
 
Presenter: Crystal Abbe
 
Location: Caspe Terrace Room, Booky Lodge, Gan Shalom Preschool, 33158 Ute Ave. Waukee, 50263
 
Register through the DHS Training Registry
 
Cost: FREE
 
Sponsored by: 4Rkids ECI
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Mid-Iowa Chapter of Iowa AEYC.