Hello fellow Builders of Tomorrow,
It is a blessing every day to be part of such a strong, active, and forward-thinking early education community as we have in the Chattanooga area. The Chattanooga Association for Children's Early Education may have one of the longest standing professional organizations in our region, but it is certainly not alone! Each organization serves a different purpose, so let me tell you what I love best about ours.
When I first joined ChACEE, I found an easy, non-intimidating way to connect with professionals doing the everyday important work with children. It was clear from the beginning that ChACEE members know about the reality of early educator life in child care and early school environments. Even the leaders kept ground-level professionals at the center of their focus. In the ChACEE Board meetings, those connected with licensing and training shared new updates, those involved in advocacy highlighted public initiatives and concerns, and those in leadership identified needs so members could brainstorm solutions. They only wanted the best for children and those directly supporting their development! I knew these were "my people".
If have joined ChACEE already, we’re glad to have you on our roster and hope that you are taking full advantage of your member benefits, especially the energizing events in the Spring and Fall that first captured my heart. If you haven’t become a ChACEE member, we’re extending the invitation to do so! It’s so easy to join—just visit our home page and scroll down to become a member. We are a local affiliate of the Tennessee Association for Children's Early Education (TACEE), which is a state affiliate of the regional Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA). It's a three-for-one deal!
Early Education has been a challenging field over the last few years for many, many reasons—we need each other, and we need the meaningful connection opportunities that ChACEE provides. So join us, be on the lookout for more information, and jump in to use your gifts as we make the community a better place for early educators!