Member Spotlight

Do you love your job, have you benefited from a membership in Iowa AEYC, or are you a new member wanting to introduce yourself? Iowa AEYC started a new feature in our Weekly to spotlight members. Simply go to our Member Spotlight Questionnaire, enter your name and email,  and answer a few questions you select. Members will also be spotlighted here on our website so that both members and non-members can see the importance of our members and our association to the early childhood field.

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Gladys Movall
Gladys Movall has worked in the early learning field for over 20 years, the past 13 as a home provider when she couldn’t find quality care for her adopted daughter. She currently has a Registered C1 Child Development Home with a QRS level 4 rating in Mount Pleasant Iowa, caring for and educating infants through school-agers. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and a Master Gardener through Iowa State. She loves to sing, dance, garden, and watch the children grow with understanding as they move through her program.
Gladys has served on the Iowa AEYC Governing Board for over three years as the Southeast Chapter Representative.
Questions and Answers
Why did you become a member?
A friend talked to me about Iowa AEYC and I decided to join.
Why do you continue your membership each year?
I love the friends I’ve made, the networking, and being able to help others in the field.
How long have you been a member?
6 years
What Iowa AEYC benefit do you MOST value?
The discounts to the Iowa Annual Early Care end Education Institute and the Spring Leadership Institute.
What is your favorite part of being an Iowa AEYC member?
The networking, support, and everyone helping each other as much as they can.
What is your favorite association memory?
Helping out with the Fall Institute and feeling that it was making a difference.
What advice would you give to someone starting his or her career in early childhood education?
Network, work with other providers, the Child Care Resource & Referral Agency, and the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children. Be a professional within your community.
What are some accomplishments you are particularly proud of?
I’m particularly proud of working with others to help them see how we as early childhood professionals are not competing with one another, but supporting each other to make a larger impact for the children and families we serve.
What is your favorite children’s book?
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss and Little Monkey Calm Down by Michael Dahl and Oriol Vidal.
Any additional information you want us to know?
I love to work with others, and like to look at every problem from multiple directions; this gives a better understanding of the real issues. I believe that teaching to look at the positives when looking at problems help children learn a more positive way to see life. This helps teach parents and children how important working with others can be to make a big difference.


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