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The Piedmont Association for Early Childhood Education (#97)

Membership area:

Lynchburg, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Danville, Pittsylvania


The mission of the Piedmont Association for Early Childhood Education is to speak and act on behalf of young children in the Piedmont region.

To fulfill its mission, PAECE will:

  • Act as an advocate for young children and their families
  • Foster professional growth of those working with young children
  • Develop leaders in the early childhood community
  • Invite and sustain a thriving and diverse membership

Benefits of Membership:

  • Reduced rates at Potpouri for Providers, NAEYC, VAECE and SECA Conferences
  • Subscription to Young Children journal or Teaching Young Children
  • Opportunities to network with other ECE professionals
  • Receive public policy updates
  • Scholarship  opportunities
  • Discounts on NAEYC resources

PAECE Sponsored Events:

Click Here for the PAECE Training Calendar

Winter Workshop & General Membership Meeting: February each year

Week of the Young Child Annual Family Fun Day for parents and children. April of each year at Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg.  Entertainment, fun and useful information for the whole family. 

Potpourri for Providers Conference held in Lynchburg the 1st Saturday in October and May.  For more information contact Jan Baker at 434-946-9365.

Early Childhood Director’s Association conducts a monthly directors’ support group.  Contact Holly Layne at 434-947-8787 or for more information

Provider Appreciation Celebration held in the fall of each year.

Innovative Leadership class held in Lynchburg every other year.


Stand for Children

Voices for Virginia's Children

NAEYC Public Policy Overview

Read for the Record

Smart Beginnings Central Virginia

Workshop Opportunities:

Va DSS Training Information for Provider Success

Va DSS Classes

Contact Us:


to help build better futures for all young children--and all of us. Since 1926, NAEYC has led the way toward a vision of excellence in early childhood education. Our 100,000-plus members are teachers, administrators, parents, policymakers, and others committed to bringing high-quality early education and care to all young children.

Membership Options
Choose either Affiliate Group Membership or Independent Membership, and get information on membership dues.






The Keynote speakers for the 2011 Annual Conference have been selected!

Please visit the Future Conference page to see who will be speaking at next year's conference.






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