VAECE has 12 local affiliate chapters across the state. The chapters are joined with VAECE to provide opportunities for professional development and to broaden the public’s awareness on issues affecting children, families and professionals. VAECE supports the local chapters through grants, strategic partnerships, and chapter development programs.
VAECE local chapters organize and host training events for early childhood professionals, participate in grassroots advocacy efforts, and offer networking oppportunities for both members and non-members alike. Get involved with a chapter by attending events and conferences.
following are the areas currently served by VAECE affiliate chapters:
Virginia AEYC - Albemarle, Nelson,
Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Charlottesville, Buckingham, Cumberland,
Fairfax AEYC - Frederick, Clarke, Warren,
Shenandoah, City of Winchester, Page, Rappahannock
- New River Valley AEYC - Giles, Pulaski,
Montgomery, Wythe, Floyd, Radford
Virginia AEYC - Fairfax County,
Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Loudoun County
AECE - Lynchburg City, Amherst,
Campbell, Bedford, Appomattox, Danville City, Pittsylvania
- PWAEYC - Prince William County, Stafford
County, Spotsylvania County, Caroline County, King George County,
Culpepper County, Fauquier County
ECA - Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover,
Goochland, Powhatan, Amelia, New Kent, Richmond City
- Southeastern AEYC - Norfolk, Virginia Beach,
Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Eastern Shore
- Southside AECE - Dinwiddie, Prince George,
Brunswick, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Emporia,
Greensville County, Mecklenburg, Southside Richmond, Chesterfield
VA AECE - Roanoke, Botetourt,
Franklin, Alleghany, Craig , Carroll, Henry
AECE - Hampton, Newport News,
James City County, Williamsburg, York County, Smithfield, Suffolk,
Isle of Wight
AEYC - Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro,
and the counties of Rockingham, Augusta, Page, Highlands, Bath,
Each local chapter is organized by a volunteer board of directors that is comprised of individuals representing all professional areas in early childhood education.
Additionally, each chapter maintains numerous committees that help further their work and unified mission.
Leadership is open to any VAECE member. Whether you are just starting out or are a veteran who has dedicated years to early childhood education, your involvement is welcome and invited!
Leaders at both the state and local levels are nurtured and supported through valuable mentorship, are provided with critical leadership development by VAECE, SECA, and NAEYC, and are recognized annually for their contribution.
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Contact your local chapter president or email email@example.com to learn more about volunteer opportunites....opportunities to make a difference for Virginia's children!