2019-2020 Governing Board:

 ​ UAEYC  Board President: Jared Lisonbee, UCAHS

  UAEYC  Board Vice President: Kathie MacKay, BYU Faculty

  UAEYC Secretary:  Crystal Knippers, WSU CAC Director 

  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 Galloway (Bright Horizons) & Kim Rice (Child Care  Licensing)
​ ​ NAEYC Liaison: Teri Henke, WSU Faculty
​  Public Policy: Connie Wang, Mountainland Head Start

  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

  Eastern Rep: Christina Pay, USU Eastern
  Southern Rep:  Brittney Nelson, Washington County Pre-K Coordinator
  Northern  Rep: Leah Stanton, JCC Teacher


Thank you to all UAEYC Members who participated in our elections!

Registration for the 2018 Conference is now open! 



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We envision a community

where every child's potential is realized.

Empowering Utah's Children

by engaging and inspiring

early childhood professionals

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