Please join us for GoAEYC's Spring Symposium featuring "Using Guidance in the Classroom"

Guest Speaker: Cheryl Joseph, M.S. This workshop will identify and describe the guidance approach. Cheryl Joseph will explain the positive effects of utilizing this approach with young children. The workshop will provide examples of positive guidance techniques that can be used in the classroom. In addition, we'll work to understand the process of developing self-control or self-regulation in children.

Tickets: GoAEYC standard or premium member $20 College Student $20   Non-member $40

Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020  9AM to Noon Harper College J Theater, Palatine, IL

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This is a Gateways Approved Training

With much consideration GoAEYC has decided to cancel this workshop. With the information from the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health we are taking the following preventative action to do our part to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. This cancellation is a precautionary measure and is not due to any known exposure.

We will notify you with a rescheduled date for the future and hope that you will be able to attend.

Please let us know if you have questions. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (GOAEYC1) for up to date information on events. 

GoAEYC is excited to announce our new Mini grant for WOYC

We are offering five (5) $250 Mini Grants to our members. Please see the information below:  

For printable information summary page click here

For printable application page click here

Deadline to submit applications is December 1, 2019 to  

Please note applications are now closed. Decisions will be made and applicants notified on Jan 10, 2020. 



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. Please see the Calendar or Spring Symposium tab for information and registration.

Wheels on the Bus

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. 

Back to School Workshop

Registration will open end of Summer- Join us in September 14 at Harper College's J Theater for a workshop to get you excited and prepared for your new school year. Richard Cohen MA, will present "The Zen and Art of Early Childhood Education" Mr. Cohen is a National Motivational speaker and has worked in the field of Early Childhood for 20 years. Past events have included Lisa Murphy the Ooey Gooey Lady in 2017, Jeff Johnson in 2018. 

Fall Conference 

Join us on Saturday,  October 12, 2019  for a morning of inspiring, informative workshops at Oakton Community College. More information shortly!

Winter Workshops

Join us for two workshops in January 31, 2019 for a presentation on: Losing our Grip: How to Promote Fine Motor Development and February 2019 on the latest in research and teaching methods.