Reno Chapter

The Reno Chapter of the Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children is a local chapter of the Nevada AEYC which is affiliated with the National Association. The Reno Chapter serves individuals working in early childhood education in the Reno/Sparks and surrounding areas. They sponsor educational events, advocacy activities, special events such as the annual ECE Awards Night, and have regular membership meetings.

Reno Chapter Vision Statement

All children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.

Reno Chapter Mission Statement

The Reno Chapter promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

Reno Chapter Board

  • President: Kayelynn Ogden
  • Vice President: LeAn Shelton
  • Treasurer-Elect: Nisa Butler
  • Secretary: Nina McCartney
  • Historian/Newsletter: Crissy Mann
  • Public Policy Coordinator: Jencie Davies
  • Technology Chair: Courtney Traphagen
  • Member at Large/Events: Marena Kelley

Open Board Positions

The Reno Chapter Board is always seeking nominations to fill open positions or future positions. Nominees should be current or potential members who are passionate about children and family issues in Nevada and must be able to commit the time necessary to achieve progress on our organizational goals and mission. Elections will be held in November with new members beginning a 2-year term in January. For more information on current open Board positions and the nomination process, please contact us.

Open Positions: Nomination Chair/Membership Chair, Accreditation Chair, Educational Development Chair

Reno Chapter Events

Coming soon!

Reno Chapter Leadership Academy

Inspiration, Reflection, Direction, Action

The purpose of this academy is to help early childhood professionals develop their leadership skills and take on more of a leadership role in the Early Childhood Community. The Leadership Academy requires a 10 month commitment from participating emerging leaders. Please contact Kayelynn Ogden for more information.