NYAEYC Region 1



Welcome to Region 1, home of and serving the following NYAEYC Chapters: Chautauqua County, Rochester, and Western NY.  Please visit often as we will be sharing news, information, and updates for this region.

Region Highlights



*** Rochester Chapter – Month of the Young Child Events ***

Join the Rochester Chapter of NYAEYC as they present their

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

RIT Inn and Conference Center

5257 West Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY 14667

(Free parking is available behind building)

From Chaos to Calm: Supporting our Most Challenging Children

Come learn how teacher-child relationships play a significant role in influencing young children’s social and emotional development, as well as how to encourage the intrinsic motivators that every child needs to find behavioral and learning success.  This captivating presentation is targeted for all who work with young children and identifies the need for positive relationships for the successful promotion of democratic life skills.  Join Kim for a session filled with hands-on activities and kid-tested strategies that will send you off excited and revitalized about your work with young children, particularly those with special needs.

Kim Hughes is a 30+ year veteran of education with Master’s degrees in both Elementary Education and School Leadership/Administration. She excels in providing engaging, informative events for parents, educators and administrators of children infant through elementary age.Kim has worked as both an administrator and a teacher of children birth through fifth grade. She raised her own children via the lens of positive parenting and quickly held on to the principles of Conscious Discipline® once she learned about its power serving as an early childhood educator in an inclusive mental health setting. It soon became her passion to share its transformative and empowering message with as many children, parents and educators as possible. In 2011, she began Conscious Connections, an educational firm that helps teachers, school administrators, childcare providers, and parents harness positive discipline techniques and cutting-edge early childhood research to create rewarding relationships and positive learning environments for children from birth to fifth grade. She currently serves as a Master Conscious Discipline® Certified Instructor and has been personally trained by its founder, Dr. Becky Bailey.


Western NY

 Join the Western NY Chapter of NYAEYC as they welcome

Daniel J. Hodgins

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March 16, 2018

9:00am – 12:00pm

Looking through the Eyes of Boys and Girls: The differences between their learning styles, feelings, and environmental needs.

March 17, 2018

9:00am – 1:00pm

What About Those Boys and Supporting Children Who Take Us to the End of Our Rope.

Erie Community College City Campus  •  121 Ellicott Street  •  Buffalo, NY 14203

The WNY Chapter of NYAEYC presents Daniel J Hodgins,an exceptional, internationally renowned presenter and author of two books titled, Boys: Changing the Classroom, Not the Child and his new book titled, GET OVER IT, Relearning guidance practices. Daniel has done keynotes, workshops, and seminars in over 48 states, Japan, and Canada.

As a consultant, Daniel works with educators, parents and other professionals, helping them to understand the research-based theory and how to adapt curriculum and environments that support the continued development of children and families. Daniel has a unique grasp of children and family issues learned from over 30 plus years of experience working as a teacher, director, educator and parent in both the private and public sector. Daniel’s interactive style is both informative and entertaining.



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