Greetings from WAEYC!


It’s an exciting time to be involved! Early learning professionals and the field are facing difficult challenges as well as new opportunities. WAEYC is prioritizing and strengthening our services, making structural and staffing changes, and solidifying key alliances with our partners. Thank you for considering a leadership role! Whether through board service or in other ways, we appreciate—and we depend on—the involvement and willingness to serve from individuals like you. Thank you!


We hope you consider your nomination to be an opportunity and an honor. We also want to be candid about the expectations and level of commitment involved in board service. The WAEYC Governing Board is a working board, one that not only gives input and makes decisions, but also one that carries out or supervises fellow volunteers carrying out the work of/for the local chapters, state affiliate and the national association. We meet monthly by phone and meet once a year for a retreat to set direction and goals. WAEYC covers travel costs to that meeting. In between monthly board meetings there are sometimes committee and work team meetings. Most of our work is through email and phone calls-we share documents that we work on as a team.



Below are position descriptions for all board positions. The Governing Board policies and all position descriptions are attached to this email.


Timeline for nominations and elections:


Aug 10, 2018                      Candidate Application Due

Aug. 12, 2018                       Slate Presented to the Governing Board

Aug 13, 2018                        Applicants Notified of Status

               Aug 15-27 2018                    Voting

Aug 28, 2018                        Candidates Notified of Status

Sept 1, 2018                         Newly Elected Board Members Assume Office


In addition, we are seeking potential candidates for positions that will be open in the Spring of 2019. If you are not ready to take on a position this year, or if you want to wait for the right position to be open for you in 2019, complete only the Declaration of Intent and Contact Information sections of the attached form so we can follow up with you when the nominations open next spring.


Please contact us if you have any questions.


We look forward to your response!