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 Workshops:

Seven Steps to Guiding Children’s Behavior

Children’s behavior can sometimes drive you nuts. “Why do they do that?” This workshop will explore seven different aspects of the reasons behind behavior with suggestions for how you can guide – and cope – with behavior concerns.

When:  April 30 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: The Goddard School
320 Alumni Road
Newington, CT 06111

Cost: $5.00 for members, $10.00 for non-members


Our Board Members:

Adrienne Ricciardi – President
Maegan Adams – Vice President and Fiscal officer
Vacant – Program and services
Vacant – Program and services
Vacant – CTAEYC Rep
Suzanne Rutner – At Large

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: