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Welcome to the new webpage of the Greater Hartford Region Chapter of Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children (formerly HAEYC). We are the local chapter of the state (CTAEYC) and national (NAEYC) organizations.
(Formerly: The Hartford Association for the Education of Young Children/HAEYC)

Our Mission

The mission of the Greater Hartford Region Chapter of CTAEYC is to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of young children, families and community, with primary focus on the provision of educational Services and resources to adults who work with and for young children.


Contact the Greater Hartford Region Chapter of CTAEYC at:  

Board Members

President - Adrienne Ricciardi


Vice President - Maegan Adams


Fiscal Officer - Taylor Walsh


Secretary - Tracey Cravanzola

Program and Services - Katie McGinnis and Jill Marini

CTAEYC Reps - Taylor Walsh, Madeline Graham, Maegan Adams

At Large - Suzanne Rutner and Stephanie Dicesare

Our Workshops

We currently do not have any events open.


Check back for future events.

Public Policy

We collaborate with the CTAEYC Public Policy Committee to monitor legislative and administrative policy developments that affect young children, their families, early childhood educators and early care professionals, on the local, state, national and international level.  For more information, visit the following websites:

CT Early Childhood Alliance

CT Office of Early Childhood

CT Department of Education


CT Commission on Children

CT Office of the Child

CT Voices for Children

Interested in getting all the latest public policy updates? Sign up for NAEYC Children’s Champions.

Follow this link to find your Connecticut legislators

Preschool Teacher and Students


If you are not a member please click here to join NAEYC online.

Please be sure that you select CTAEYC as your state affiliate.

If you are already a member, please be sure to check when your membership expires and keep it up to date.

In order to get the discounted rate at our workshops you need to be a member.

(Remember that is another benefit for becoming a member).

For more info on membership:  Check out our NEW membership video!

Become a Member

o  Join or Renew NAEYC Membership

o  Member Benefits

o  Membership FAQ

o  Membership Options

o  NAEYC Affiliates

o  NAEYC Members Only

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