Southern Nevada Chapter

The Southern Nevada Chapter of NevAEYC serves individuals working in early childhood education in the Las Vegas/Clark County area. They sponsor educational events, advocacy activities, special events such as the annual ECE Awards Night, and have regular membership meetings.

Southern Nevada Chapter Leadership Team

  • Southern Nevada Chapter NevAEYC Board Representative: Jennifer Butler
  • Financial Committee Chair: Mary Regan
  • Public Policy Committee Chair: Julie Houchins
  • Educational Development Committee Chair: Amanda Harding
  • Membership & Marketing Committee Chair: Kelly May
  • Celebration Committee Chair: Mary Beutel
  • Community Events Committee Chair: Glenda Billingsley

For information contact board members at

Southern Nevada 2022-2023 Chapter Meetings

For the 2022-2023 calendar year Southern Area Chapter Meetings will be held in-person at the United Way of Southern Nevada (5380 W. Flamingo Road, 89103), unless otherwise noted, and virtually with the following link:   Meeting ID: 857 4482 9360  Passcode: 124750

Meetings are from 6:00-7:00pm and are open to all active NevAEYC members.

Meeting Dates:

Monday, August 1st

Monday, October 3rd

Monday, November 7th

Monday, February 6th

Monday, March 6th

Southern Nevada Events

Professional Development 

The Southern Nevada Chapter will be hosting several FREE NV Registry approved workshops in-person .  Dates and locations are below.  Details for each training will be sent via email blast and posted on our Facebook page.   Trainings are held from 9:00am-2:00pm unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, September 17, 2022, College of Southern Nevada Henderson & Mesquite Campuses

Saturday, October 15, 2022, College of Southern Nevada Charleston & Mesquite Campuses

Saturday, January 28, 2023, College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne & Mesquite Campuses

Saturday, February 11, 2023, College of Southern Nevada Henderson & Mesquite Campuses

Saturday, March 25, 2023, College of Southern Nevada Charleston & Mesquite Campuses

 Southern Chapter NevAEYC  Mini Conference       Saturday, June 24 Cheyenne Campus.  More information will be coming soon!!

Networking Events

We get together with our fellow members to network, eat, drink, win prizes and of course have some fun!  Stay tuned for the next event!

If you have suggestions for events or want to join an event committee please contact Denise Sidney at

Week of the Young Child (WOYC)

The Week of the Young Child® is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  The purpose of the Week of the Young Child® is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs

In April of 2022, our Chapter held a Family Fun and EC Career day at the East Las Vegas Library.  More information to come once the 2023 event is finalized!

If you are interested in serving on the WOYC committee please contact us

For more information and ideas on how to celebrate with your family or students please visit:

Annual Southern Area ECE Awards Banquet

Each year The Southern Nevada Chapter celebrates our field of professionals with a recognition dinner & awards banquet! It is always a night of fun and recognition that usually includes some pretty awesome door prizes.

The 2018 & 2019 Awards banquets were held at the Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel.  Both events were fantastic!  It was great to hear about all of the wonderful EC professionals in our community and celebrate their success with them!  Unfortunately, we were unable to hold this event in 2020, 2021, 2022 but we are looking at other ways to show our appreciation for our hard-working Early Childhood Community!

If you are interested in serving on the Celebration Committee, donating, or sponsoring a table at this event please contact Denise Sidney at

Southern Nevada Chapter Meeting Minutes

8.1.2022 Chapter Meeting Notes

6.27.2022 Chapter Meeting Notes

3.8.2021 Chapter Meeting Notes