Rochester Chapter of NYAEYC

Rochester Chapter of NYAEYC Celebrates Month of the Young Child

The Rochester International Children’s Film Festival

Monday, April 2, 2018, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

The Strong


Mark your calendars!  This event will occur during the School Spring Break. We only have one month and so much to do in order to celebrate our youngest learners, and increase awareness of the importance of early childhood learning.
The celebration will feature recognition of several exemplary early childhood educators nominated by their peers. (You may nominate someone by following the directions on the nomination form.) In addition, guests will enjoy light refreshments and networking, the proclamation ceremony, and a brief training session affiliated with the films. Bring a friend or two to this free celebration from 6:30 to 8:30. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
As always, our month-long celebration includes these other special events- free and open to the public:
~ Children’s art work on display in local libraries throughout the month.
~ Community VIPs sharing stories with young children in early learning settings.
~ The Rochester International Children’s Film Festival screening shorts at libraries, childcare centers and homes, school-age programs, and preschools.

For more information, check out our information flyer by clicking HERE!


Call for Nominations!

The Month of the Young Child

Exemplary Early Educator Award


In recognition of the importance of the early childhood workforce in the education of our youngest learners, The Month of the Young Child planning committee invites you to nominate an exemplary early educator to be honored with The Month of the Young Child Exemplary Early Educator Award at our kick off celebration on Monday, April 2. We will honor three individuals representing family child care, center care, or public school setting in roles that include teacher, assistant, aide, or administrator. Please consider nominating one of your colleagues or your administrator.

Send an email nomination to
Jeanne Loysen
by March 15, 2018

Please include:
Your name
Your phone number
The name of the person you are nominating
The best way to contact and contact information for the nominee
The nominee’s professional position and location
How long you have known the nominee and in what capacity
How long the nominee has been in the early childhood profession
Why the nominee deserves this award (give concrete examples):
– what makes this nominee unique in your eyes?
– name personal and professional qualities this person possesses
– how does the nominee relate to others?
– name some hobbies, talents, or special skills of the nominee
Please note: Members of the Rochester Chapter of NYAEYC Leadership Team are not eligible for this award.

Other events throughout the month!

  • Displays of children’s art work in libraries and child care programs
  • Book sharing with children by community VIPs
  • Screening of Children’s Film Festival selections at libraries, family child care homes, child care centers, school age and preschool programs



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