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.

We would love to hear from you!  Please feel free to reach out to your local Chapter of NYAEYC!

Chautauqua County      Rochester      Western NY

Current Events


Western New York Chapter of NYAEYC

Thank you to all who attended this great event!


Region Highlights

Chautauqua County Chapter of NYAEYC

See what Chris Wigren, a NYAEYC member, has to say about her involvement in the Association!

What has been your most rewarding Chapter event?    The Annual Early Childhood Conferences held each year – county and state

Why?  It is an opportunity for those who attend to grow and to learn from and to be inspired by the keynote and workshop presenters, which ultimately benefits the children in their care.  Also to be able to network and be more enthused about our field.

What is the most valuable part of being a member of NYAEYC?

It is the privilege and honor of working along side some of the most dedicated early childhood advocates Chautauqua County and New York State has to offer.

Thoughts about being a NYAEYC member.  It means an opportunity to be united with others from across the State and country (NAEYC) in sharing a vision or a goal or a mindset of always keeping at the forefront of all that we do or say – what is best for young children.


Rochester Chapter of NYAEYC

2018 Spring Seminar

From Chaos to Calm: Supporting Our Most Challenging Children

Kim Hughes

Look at some of the great comments from the event!

“It was incredible to have a room full of teachers going home with at least two dozen hands on ideas to implement the next day. Wonderful ideas that respect both the child and teacher, but offer ways to move children beyond their behavior issues and into problem solving and feeling like partners in their classrooms.”

Marsha Dumka

Adjunct Professor, SUNY Empire State College


This will greatly enhance my current use of
strategies in the classroom.  So many new things learned.

Wonderful energy, practical real information, thought provoking

Great workshop! Wonderful speaker!

Very Informative!

Would love to hear more from Kim Hughes— bring her back!!

I will be able to share things I learned and discussed today with my staff!

Great ideas to share and implement with my staff and things that can be modified!

I plan on using a lot of the breathing techniques and handout in my classroom.

Dynamic, engaging speaker

Will share with colleagues and implement in the classroom

Excellent ways were given for self-regulation

Western New York Chapter of NYAEYC

Name to Face 2018: An Early Childhood Networking Event

Daniel J. Hodgins Event



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