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 2019-2020 Chapter Meetings

For the 2019-2020 calendar year Southern Area Chapter Meetings will be held at the Las Vegas Urban League Early Childhood Connection office (2470 N. Decatur Blvd. Suite 150 89108).  Meetings are from 5:00-7:00pm and are open to all active NevAEYC members.  If you are unable to attend in person, phone conference options are available.  For phone conference log-in information please contact

Meeting Dates:

Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019*          This meeting will be held at the Children’s Cabinet

Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday, February 3, 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020


Southern Nevada Events

Professional Development 

The Southern Nevada Chapter will be hosting 6 FREE workshops at a variety of locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley in 2019-2020.  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 10:30am-12:30pm unless otherwise noted.

9/21/2019*     Lakeshore Learning Company  8:30am-10:30am

10/12/2019*   Las Vegas Urban League – Early Childhood Connection   9:00am-11:00am

11/2/2019     Spring Valley Library – Reflective Supervision

2/8/2020       East Las Vegas Library

3/7/2020       Centennial Hills Library

5/2/2020       Location TBD

Networking Events

This year our Winter Mixer will be held on 1/10/2020 – Get together with your fellow members to network, eat, drink, win prizes and of course have some fun!

In 2018 & 2019 we held the Winter Mixer at Meepleville Board Game Cafe and we are headed back there again for 2020!  To purchase tickets please visit:

SNC NevAEYC New Year Mixer 2020

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!

This year the Week of the Young Child is April  13-17.  This overlaps with when our Annual State Conference is held in Reno so we will be moving our celebration to April 25, 2020.  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 26, 2020 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!

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 October 2019

SNC NevAEYC Chapter Meeting August 2019

SNC NevAEYC Chapter Meeting Notes_March 2019

SNC NevAEYC leadership committee meeting January 2019