The Oklahoma Association for the Education of Young Children’s mission is to connect professionals, build leadership, and support those committed to the needs, rights, quality care, education and well-being of young children and their families.
A message for NAEYC members:
During these uncertain times, we understand that NAEYC content and support are important in keeping you connected with the early childhood education community and providing valuable resources and information. We also understand that renewing your NAEYC membership may be challenging right now. To help keep our community together, we are glad to extend key member benefits for an additional 60 days past when your membership expires. These resources include
HELLO, our digital networking platform, the NAEYC Notes newsletter, and our members-only online content
It is our sincerest hope that this will assist you in accessing the important information that is coming out during this crisis as well as provide the connection, professional development, and support you need.
Our candidates answer one final question for SECA Members:
Why do you want to serve as President of the Southern Early Childhood Association?
Click here to view their answers!
2020 SECA Presidential Election
Start: 08/17/2020 End: 09/30/2020
We need your vote!
Voting for the SECA 2020 election is now open and will conclude on September 30th, 2020. The candidate elected will assume the office of President-Elect January 2021. Before you place your vote we hope you’ll take the opportunity to get to know each of these highly qualified candidates. Take a look at all candidate information at www.seca.info/presidentelect. Contact information is collected to solidify the integrity of the SECA election.
In the 2010 Census, young children were missed more than any other age group. As early childhood educators and advocates, you can help secure crucial funding and reduce inequities for the next decade by working to count all young children in the 2020 Census.
But time is running out.
Already completed the census? Great! Here are three additional things you can do to make sure we #CountAllKids:
- Help Others: Whether online or in person, remind the families you work with, as well as your colleagues, friends, and family members to complete their census form as soon as possible. Access posters, flyers, fact sheets, talking points, social media tools, and other resources from Count All Kids and other partners to help, especially in reaching families from communities of color that have also been traditionally and disproportionately undercounted.
- Advocate for More Time: NAEYC has joined national organizations in calling on Congress to extend the deadline for the 2020 Census. You can help by reaching out to your Senators to ask them to ensure the Census Bureau receives an extension to conduct a fair, accurate census.
- Make Art: Help children in your life submit an artistic creation for the National Art Competition that is inspired by the theme “Count All Kids in the 2020 Census.” Learn more!
By completing the 2020 Census, and encouraging your colleagues, family, neighbors, and friends, on and offline, to do the same, you are helping to ensure communities get their fair share of over $800 billion per year in federal funding that is allocated based on U.S. Census data.