GoAEYC invites you to participate in the 23rd Annual

Wheels on the Bus

A tour of Quality Early Childhood Programs

Ride in the “comfort” of a school bus to visit quality early childhood programs.

Collect creative ideas, learn about innovative curriculum, observe inviting indoor and outdoor environments & receive 3 hours of in-service credit!

FREE for GoAEYC Standard and Premium Members

Cost for non-members is $17.00

Any questions? Please email: goaeyc@gmail.com

Saturday April 7, 2018

 Check-in will begin at 7:00 am

 Meet us at CDW@ Play, Bright Horizons Child Care Center

165 N. Lakeview Parkway

Vernon Hills, IL 

Tour time: 7:30 am – 12:15 pm

First bus loads at 7:30 AM!

Light refreshments and coffee/juice compliments of Bright Horizons 

2018 Tour Sites

CDW@Play, Bright Horizons, Vernon Hills

Primrose, Long Grove

The Montessori School of Lake Forest (Indoor & Outdoor classroom)

This popular tour fills up fast! Space is limited to the first 100 people! Sorry NO refunds.

Registration Closes March 30th or sooner if full.

To register please click here

GoAEYC Events

GOAEYC Board Meetings

The GoAEYC Board meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM at Children's Home + Aid in Arlington Heights.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend!  For more information about our next meeting, or to RSVP your attendance, please contact us for more information. Attend a Meeting!


GoAEYC is excited to be a Gateways Authorized Entity. Your in-service hours through GoAEYC will be documented on your PDR. For more information on Gateways please click on the Resources Tab.

Spring Symposium At Harper College

The Symposium at Harper College is a excellent way to achieve professional development in the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Our recent symposium on Saturday, March 10, 2018 featured presenter/author Nancy Bruski.

Wheels on the Bus

Join us on Saturday April 7, 2018. The Wheels on the Bus event allows participants to see best practices in different NAEYC Accredited programs as well as Gold Star centers in our area. You'll hop on a bus to visit a variety of different centers and become inspired with your own environment.  Register Now!

Back to School Workshop

Join us for a fall 2018 workshop to get you excited and prepared for your new school year. Past events have included Lisa Murphy the Ooey Gooey Lady. 

Fall Conference 

Join us on Saturday, October 13th, 2018  for a morning of inspiring, informative workshops, plus a special free GoAEYC member breakfast at Oakton Community College. More information shortly!

Winter Workshops

Join us for two workshops in January and February on the latest in research and teaching methods.