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The Southern Nevada AEYC is a local chapter of the Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Association. SNAEYC 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.

SNAEYC Governing Board

  • President: Keana Sullivan
  • President Elect: Open
  • Past President Elect: Lillie England
  • Treasurer: Mikaela Carter
  • Secretary: Tracy Lewis
  • VP of Public Policy: Dianne Farkas
  • VP of Professional Development: Ron Barakat
  • Membership Chair: Chifon Rhodes
  • Accreditation Chair: Open
  • Member-At-Large Technology Chair: Tracy Lewis
  • Members–At-Large: Angela Triche, Eileen Quinn, Carrie Paldi, Maritza Acevedo, Maria Marinakis, Maria Ginelsa, Teresa Cosgrove, Tameka Henry, Debbie Kaye, Jarrod Dickens

For membership information contact Lee Tuazon at (702)486-1460 or contact us.

SNAEYC Newsletters

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Calendar of Events

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SNAEYC Educational Development Conference

The Southern Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children’s Educational Development conference will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the CSN Chyenne Campus. Registration is $25.00 for AEYC members and $35.00 for non-members.*

Emerging Leaders and Mentors Leadership Academy

The Southern Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (SNAEYC), in collaboration with Nevada AEYC (NevAEYC) is pleased to present the Emerging Leaders and Mentors Leadership Academy!

SNAEYC is looking for individuals, who would like to develop their leadership skills, and mentors, to support our future leaders, in the Early Childhood Community. The Emerging Leaders and Mentors Leadership Academy requires a 9 month commitment from participating emerging leaders and mentors.

The Academy consists of:

  • A Leadership Mixer
  • Attendance at the SNAEYC Fall Educational Development Conference
  • Monthly Seminars (total of 48 hours of The Nevada Registry Approved Training)
  • NevAEYC State Conference Attendance
  • Early Childhood Leadership Project
  • Meetings with a Mentor

More detailed information coming soon. For questions please email:


Week of the Young Child (WOYC) - Family Fun Day Celebtration

The SNAEYC's Family Fun Day, held on March 29th, 2014, was a big hit with Southern Nevada children and families. The event provided early childhood informational resources for parents and free activities for kids. The highlight of the event was the FREE Children's Concert, which offered a live show by recognized educational recording artists, Greg & Steve! For those of you that missed out on the fun, we hope that you decide to join the SNAEYC for next year's WOYC event!

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SNAEYC Family Fun Day

We would like to thank those who were able to participate in Family Fun Day on April 28th!

View pictures of the fun we had!

Fun Day

We would also like to thank the Galleria at Sunset in Henderson for allowing us to have Family Fun Day at their location. Thank you!

ECE Recognition Awards Night

Congratulations to those who were nominated and to those who won awards at the ECE Recognition Awards held on May 18th.

We would also like to thank Bahama Breeze for a beautiful set up, great food, and a fun atmosphere for our awards. View pictures from the awards night!

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