Southwest Washington Association for the Education of Young Children

"Serving young children and Early Learning Professionals in Southwest Washington"

14th Annual Tapestry Conference 2015

SydneyClemensKeynote Speaker: Sydney Gurewitz Clemens
What in the world is “Agency” and how do we keep it strong?
Saturday, March 28
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

This aspect of how one views oneself hasn’t had much attention in our field, and it matters a great deal. If we want people to be eager for life-long learning, we must look at how it often diminishes in the early years of our lives, and what factors diminish it.

Read about the conference details on our Events page and Register Early for a discount and sign up for Workshops!

Welcome

Who Are We?
We are a local organization for those who work with and are involved with young children. In association with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), we advocate for children, strive to provide training opportunities, and support professionals in the field of Early Childhood Education.

As a professional who works with young children from birth to age eight, you know the early years are learning years. Join Southwest Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (SWAEYC), and we'll help you make sure the early years count.

Resources

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC):
NAEYC is the world's largest early childhood education organization with over 100,000 members. There are many benefits if you becomes a member of NAEYC and SWAEYC, learn more about becoming a member.

MERIT – Washington’s Managed Education and Registry Information Tool, Washington Scholarships, Department of Early Learning, Support for Early Learning and Families (SELF), Child Care Aware of SW Washington and more...

You'll find resource details on our resources web page here!

Mission Statement

The Southwest Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (SWAEYC), a membership organization, provides educational and networking opportunities for all those working with young children, birth through eight, and their families in Southwest Washington.

SWAEYC:

  • promotes professionalism;
  • provides support for child advocacy; and
  • embraces diversity and inclusiveness.