UAEYC Upcoming Events

We envision a community

where every child's potential is realized.

Empowering Utah's Children

by engaging and inspiring

early childhood professionals

Ways you can support UAEYC:

1- Click on the DONATE NOW button at the top and make a recurring or one-time donation. You can specify a certain program or let us put your contribution where it is most needed. Easy!

2- Shop! We receive a % from the following charitable foundations each time you make a purchase when registered. Register today!

  • Smiths Inspiring Donations - You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page and click the inspiring donations link. Our organization number is: 87328.  Email for assistance.
  • AmazonSmile (link to the right).

UAEYC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We accept donations and contributions for general programming and specific impact work we do. We have a current charitable solicitation license.

UAEYC Playshops
Early Childhood Conference

  2019-2020 Proposed Slate:


​  UAEYC Secretary:  Crystal Knippers, WSU CAC Director 

​  Membership Co-Chair:  Shannon Leininger, UVU CAC

​  Membership Co-Chair:  Janet Wahlquist, WSU CAC

  Development Chair:  Lynn Curtis, Owner/Director Private Child Care Program

  Hospitality Chair:  Ana Cuenca, Owner/Family Child Care Provider


​  UAEYC  Board President: Jared Lisonbee, UCAHS

  UAEYC  Board Vice President: Kathie MacKay, BYU Faculty

  UAEYC Board Treasurer: Ilse Wilson, Owner/Director Family and Center Child Care Programs

  T.E.A.C.H. Advisory Chair: Carolyn Christensen, UCAHS

  Accreditation Co-Chairs: JamieLynn Curtis (Bright Horizons) & Kim Rice (Child Care  Licensing)

​  ​ NAEYC Liaison: Teri Henke, WSU Faculty

​  Public Policy: Connie Wang, Mountainland Head Start

  Eastern Rep: Christina Pay, CAC Eastern;

  Southern Rep:  Brittney Nelson, Washington County Pre-K Coordinator

  Northern  Rep: Leah Stanton, JCC Teacher

Registration for the 2018 Conference is now open!