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


Chautauqua County Chapter of NYAEYC

Infant/Toddler Summer Institute

July 26th and 27th

The Chautauqua County Chapter of NYAEYC and Chautauqua Connections Children’s Coalition are proud to announce they are collaborating on an incredible event with numerous partners to present the Infant and Toddler Summer Institute. The Institute will take place at the conference and training center on Jamestown Community College’s North Campus in Dunkirk NY. (10807 Bennett Road, Dunkirk NY 14048)


Registration will be open June 4th – July 17th


Questions?  Please reach out to Beth Mulkin at Beth.Mulkin@Fredonia.edu or (716) 673-4662.

We look forward to welcoming you!


Rochester Chapter of NYAEYC

2019 Fall Conference
Friday October 4 & Saturday, October 5

Ready & Resilient: Social Emotional Strategies for Leaders and Teachers with Children in Poverty


Keynote Speaker: Nefertiti Bruce Poyner, Ed.D.

Nefertiti Bruce Poyner, Ed.D., is an Early Childhood Specialist and National Trainer for the Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health: Center for Resilient Children. Prior to joining the Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC), Dr. Poyner worked as a Preschool and Kindergarten teacher in the city of Philadelphia. She has provided professional development and presentations that focus on educating parents, teachers, and administrators on the importance of paying attention to how children perform academically, and also how they feel, socially and emotionally. Most recently she has co-authored two resources, Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You and the award winning Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure: 50 Activities to Promote Resilience in Young Children.

RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road
Rochester NY 14467

Friday October 4, 2019
12:30pm– 4:00pm
Strategies for Becoming a Resilient Leader
This presentation is designed to provide those in supervisory roles with a strength-based approach to leadership that supports their resilience as well as that of their staff. In caring for the wellness of children and families who have experienced crisis or trauma, it is important to reflect on each one’s own resilience strategies to ensure a strong personal bounce.

3:00pm—Small Group Discussion

3 Training Hours
OCFS: 1, 2, 4 CBK: 1, 2, 6, 7
Cost for this session only: $70

Saturday October 5, 2019
9:00am — 2:00 pm
Beyond What the Eye Can See:
Uncovering the Risk Factors, Protective Factors, and Resilience of Children in Poverty.
This presentation will specifically address the impact of poverty on social and emotional development and how to subsequently support resilience in these children and the adults who directly care for them.
11:00am— Small Group Discussions
12:00— Brunch
12:30— Discussion Recap

4 Training Hours
OCFS: 1, 2, 4 CBK: 1, 2, 5
Cost for this session only: $75

Registration begins July 1, 2019
Friday only: $70
Saturday only : $75
Full weekend $130
registration ends Friday September 27, 2019

Dr. Poyner’s books will be available to purchase at the conference.

For more information or accessibility concerns, please email: rochester.chaper.nyaeyc@gmail.com
For ASL interpretation, please email: jmrloysen@gmail.com


Western NY Chapter of NYAEYC



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.



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