Tony Lacy Memorial Membership Scholarships
The Tony Lacy Memorial Membership Scholarship pays for individual Iowa AEYC membership, including her/his membership into the local chapter of Iowa AEYC and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The funds for the Tony Lacy Memorial Scholarship are raised during the Early Care and Education Fall Institute each year through raffle baskets donated by the local chapters, the Iowa AEYC Governing Board, and the Iowa AEYC staff.
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Scholarship applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Each year applications received by December 31 will be reviewed and the winners selected during the January Governing Board meeting.
Tony Lacy was the ultimate early childhood professional. As a long-time early childhood teacher at Iowa Health Systems Child Development Center, he was a role model for hundreds of us. He taught hundreds of children to follow his own learning guidelines; do your personal best, no put-downs, be trustworthy, use active listening, and be truthful. Tony was a trainer for CCR&R and also had his own training company. He was not afraid to challenge practitioners to move outside their own boxes and follow Developmentally Appropriate Practices. Tony's biggest commitment was to the goal of moving our profession forward. As a long-time member of the Iowa AEYC Governing Board, he was a strong advocate for NAEYC membership. He recruited and endowed dozens of individuals to not only become AEYC members, but to get involved and truly make a difference in the lives of early childhood professionals, children, and families.