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



The mission of the Greater New Haven Region Chapter of CTAEYC is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights, and well-being of all young children, their families and the early childhood professionals who support them. We plan and implement professional development opportunities, offer a chance to network with colleagues, and work to keep you informed of current trends and public policy issues in the early childhood field.





Our Board Members:

Co-President:  Anne Olcott

Co-President:  Allison Batson

Secretary:  Kathy Michel, Director, Children’s Preschool

Fiscal Officer:  Allison Batson, Teacher, Helen St. SR Preschool

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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

We strive to keep the general membership informed of policy developments mentioned above by written notices, email, telephone calls, and through membership mailings, as well as announcements at membership meetings. 

We collaborate with the CTAEYC Public Policy Committee to take responsibility for developing position statements, submitting testimony at public hearings, and participating in debates and meetings pertaining to public policy issues relevant to the Greater New Haven Region Chapter of CTAEYC and consistent with our goals and ideals.

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

Follow this link to find your Connecticut legislators

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




Contact the Greater New Haven Region Chapter of CTAEYC  at:

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