Greater Hartford Region Chapter

(Formerly: The Hartford Association for the Education of Young Children/HAEYC)

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.

Our Contact:  Questions? Contact the Greater Hartford Region Chapter of CTAEYC at [email protected]  

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.

Our Board Members:

President:  Adrienne Ricciardi
Secretary:  Eileen Vazquez
Fiscal Officer:  Maegan Adams                           
Programs and Services:  Christina Gademsky
General Board:  Marge Glater
Membership:  Nicole Moriarity
CTAEYC Representative:  Tracey Tomlinson

Our Workshops:

Please join us for our annual dinner event being held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Hartford Windsor Marriot, 28 Day Hill Road, Windsor, CT. Join us in celebrating the life of Iris Rich, as well as all the Early Childhood Professionals that have made such an impact on our field. Iris was the Executive Director of the Women’s League in Hartford, CT. She was a passionate and dedicated advocate for young children and their families.

Click below to view the dinner invitation and details:

2018 Annual Dinner Invite

Click below to register online for the annual dinner.  Payment can be made by check or via PayPal or credit card.

2018 Annual Dinner Order and Payment Form

*Please note all payments must be received by May 21 or else your dinner registration will be forfeited.

Our 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

Our Membership:

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: