Jared Lisonbee, UTCAP Head Start
UAEYC Board President
Are you a former UAEYC Board Member? Are you ready to make a difference for Early Childhood Professionals in Utah? Ready to help us expand our programming and outreach? We are looking for someone like you to be a future leader of our state-wide organization! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I personally facilitate HIGH QUALITY learning environments for children; I also instruct early childhood education classes to adults. More often than not I have found that, due to mostly the lack of higher education, providers set up environments to “prepare” children for perceived success in school, instead of ensuring that because they are little children with developing brains and active bodies, they learn through exploration. We need influential big humans like you that know that we don’t push tiny humans for school readiness but facilitate environments that encourage exploration, imagination and true childhood happiness that builds so much self-esteem that all children are innately ready to be successful in school.
UAEYC President Elect
Crystal Knippers, Director of CAC @ WSU
UAEYC Board Secretary
Kathie MacKay, BYU Faculty Member
UAEYC Vice President
I am committed to building and supporting high-quality early learning experiences for all children through educating and strengthening parents and teachers working with young children and supporting cultural and political shifts that will benefit all children.
Ilse Wilson, Director @ Fairyland Family Childcare
UAEYC Board Treasurer
Public Policy Chair: Connie Wang, UVU CAC Staff
Membership Co-Chairs: Janet Wahlquist, WSU CAC & Shannon Leininger, UCU CAC
Accreditation Chair: JamieLynn Galloway, Director @ Bright Horizons-Overstock.com
Accreditation Co-Chair: Kim Rice, Southern Regional Manager, Child Care Licensing
Development: Lynn Curtis, Owner of Children's Academy Preschool
Hospitality Chair: Ana Cuenca, Owner of Cuenca's Learn & Grow Preschool
NAEYC Liaison: Teri Henke, WSU Faculty
T.E.A.C.H. Advisory Committee Chair: Carolyn Christensen, UT CAP Staff
Eastern Rep: Christina Pay, USU Eastern CAC Staff
Southern Rep: Brittney Nelson, Washington CO Preschool Coordinator
Northern Rep: Leah Stanton, JCC Teacher