Valley Chapter Mission: Valley Chapter acts and speaks on behalf of all young children in the Shenandoah Valley.

The Valley Chapter is an organization of people interested in the education and welfare of young children and their families.  Members work together:

  • To provide education opportunities for adults who work with young children;
  • To advocate legislation at the state and local level for quality educational opportunities; and
  • To implement programs and services for young children and their families.

Some of the particular concerns of the Valley Chapter and the VAAEYC are:

  • To promote the professional growth of persons working with young children
  • To improve the availability and quality of developmental and educational services and resources for young children
  • To advocate for and promote public policy decisions which improve the quality of life for young children and their families
  • To support, disseminate and utilize research related to the well-being and education of young children
Chapter Leadership
President | Emily Heatwole
Treasurer | Pat Kennedy

The Valley Chapter serves

  • Augusta
  • Bath
  • Harrisonburg
  • Highland
  • Page
  • Rockbridge
  • Rockingham
  • Staunton
  • Waynesboro



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