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

  • Administrative Committee Chair: Denise Sidney
  • Financial Committee Chair: Mary Regan
  • Public Policy Committee Chair: Julie Houchins
  • Professional Development Committee Chair: Glenda Billingsley
  • Membership & Marketing Committee Chair: Kelly May
  • Celebration Committee Chair: Mary Beutel
  • Week of the Young Child/Community Events Committee Chair: Amanda Harding
  • Committee Members: Jennifer Davis, Annie Phillips, Tameka Henry, Angela Ramirez-Foster, Minerva Perez, Deetra Stewart, Mariah Connelly, Marissa Meehan-Goff & Sara Abouelkomsan

For information contact board members at

Southern Nevada 2020-2021 Chapter Meetings

For the 2020-2021 calendar year Southern Area Chapter Meetings will be held virtually until further notice.  Meetings are from 5:00-6:00pm and are open to all active NevAEYC members.    An update with log-in information will be posted soon.

Meeting Dates:

Monday, September 14, 2020

Monday, November 9, 2020

Monday, January 11, 2021

Monday, March 8, 2021

Monday, May 10, 2021


Southern Nevada Events

Professional Development 

The Southern Nevada Chapter will be hosting several FREE NV Registry approved workshops VIRTUALLY .  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 10:00am-11:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021


SNC NevAEYC Virtual Mini Conference       More information to come!!

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Networking Events

This year our Winter Mixer was held on 1/10/2020 – We got together with our fellow members to network, eat, drink, win prizes and of course have some fun!  The 2021 Winter Mixer is scheduled for January 22, 2021.  Details to follow as we get closer.  We are hoping this will be an in-person event. 

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

Week of the Young Child (WOYC) – Family Fun Day Celebration

In 2018 & 2019 SNC NevAEYC held a family engagement event at the Vegas Roots Garden.  We had over 20 exhibitors with hands-on activities for children and a performance by a local dance group.  It was a lot of fun!  Unfortunately we were unable to hold an event in 2020 BUT we are optimistic that we will be able to in 2021!

This year the Week of the Young Child is April  10-16.  More information to come!

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.

 Save the Date!  Friday, June 18, 2021 at the Eastside Cannery One Six Lounge

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 but we are looking forward to celebrating all of you next year!

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

Southern Nevada Chapter  Meeting Minutes

SNC NevAEYC Chapter Meeting March 2020

SNC NevAEYC Chapter Meeting October 2019

SNC NevAEYC Chapter Meeting August 2019