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: Mary Beutel
  • Financial Committee Chair: Mary Regan
  • Public Policy Committee Chair: Julie Houchins
  • Professional Development Committee Chair: Amanda Harding
  • Membership & Marketing Committee Chair: Kelly May
  • Celebration Committee Chair: Denise Sidney
  • Community Events Committee Chair: Glenda Billingsley
  • Committee Members: Jennifer Butler, Jennifer Davis, Danielle Holmes, Minerva Perez, Angela Ramirez-Foster, Deetra Stewart, Susan Taylor, Amanda Zapata

For information contact board members at

Southern Nevada 2021-2022 Chapter Meetings

For the 2021-2022 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 5:30-6:30pm and are open to all active NevAEYC members.

Meeting Dates:

Monday, September 13, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

Monday, November 8, 2021

Monday, January 10, 2022

Monday, March 14, 2022

Monday, June 13, 2022

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 10:00am-11:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Saturday, March 12, 2022

SNC NevAEYC Virtual Mini Conference       More information to come!!

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Networking Events

We get together with our fellow members to network, eat, drink, win prizes and of course have some fun!  The 2022 Winter Mixer is scheduled for January 29, 2022.  This year’s mixer is dinner and a game night at Desert Shores Community Clubhouse.

Winter Mixer_ 2022 Flyer

To register for the 2022 Winter Mixer please visit:

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

Week of the Young Child (WOYC) – Career Fair

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

This year the Week of the Young Child is April  2-8, 2022.  Our Chapter event will be held on Saturday, April 2 from 10:00am-1:00pm at the East Las Vegas Library.  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.

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 or 2021 but we are looking forward to celebrating all this summer!

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

SNC NevAEYC Chapter Meeting March 2020

SNC NevAEYC Chapter Meeting October 2019

SNC NevAEYC Chapter Meeting August 2019