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Who We Are

clappingSDAEYC Mission Statement
The Mission of the South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights, and well-being of all young children and families with the primary focus on the provision of quality care and education services; and SDAEYC leads the effort to foster the growth, development, and collaboration of the professionals who care for and educate young children.

SDAEYC Values Statement
SDAEYC values a commitment to: collaboration, integrity, courage, diversity, shared vision, growth, joy, and opportunities by encouraging leadership and professionalism, creating a community of life-long learners, and making a difference in the lives of children and families.coloring

SDAEYC Vision Statement
SDAEYC is dedicated to creating a quality early childhood education system through collaboration and partnership, leadership and professional development.

We will advocate for the rights and needs of children, families and early childhood professionals.

We will raise public awareness of the importance of young children and increase the respect and acknowledgement of early childhood professionals.


2016-2017 SDAEYC Governing Board
President Mary Bowne
Past-President Sherrie Bosse
Vice President Loretta Leloux
Treasurer Ellen Schlosser

Secretary Carmen Stewart
Member-at-large Jessica Castleberry
Member-at-large Angie Haas
Accreditation Chair Susan Ratkovsky
Membership Chair Alyssa Erickson
Public Policy Chair Kayla Klein
Student Group Chair Marissa Miller
Student Representative Emily Hill
Operational Manager Tara Anderson-Topete
Black Hills AEYC Susan Ratkovsky &   Collene Fletcher
Dakota Midland AEYC

Tonya Senger

East Central AEYC Janice White
Missouri Valley AEYC Sherrie Bosse & Angie Haas

Siouxland AEYC Loretta Leloux
Capitol Connections Chapter Barb Biwer
Dakota Prairie Chapter Position Currently Open  
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PO Box 85426 - Sioux Falls, SD  57118 | Email: | 605-688-5989