Winter Workshops 2019

Losing our Grip: 

How to Promote Fine Motor Development in Preschoolers

In today’s world of technology and swiping screens, our children now have decreased fine motor skills. This presentation will focus on adding fine motor building activities throughout your classroom. 

Presenter:  Valerie Chmielak

Thursday, January 31   7-9 PM

Hoffman Estates Park District – Triphahn Center

1685 W. Higgins Rd.  Hoffman Estates, IL 60169


Embracing Nature

This presentation will focus on planned time for children to explore nature and allow outdoor materials to be moved to an indoor setting for further exploration. Open-ended activities will be emphasized, that stimulate children’s curiosity, creativity, initiative and problem solving – with little or no cost to you. 

Presenter: Molly Babu

Thursday, February 21   7-9 PM

Children’s Home + Aid (CH+A)

2045 S. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 113

Arlington Heights, IL 60005


Cost:   FREE for GoAEYC Standard & Premium level members 

$5/person for non-members.

Cash or Check payable to GoAEYC.   Pay at the Door.


Registrations will be accepted via on-line Form:


Limited space is available.  RSVP right away!

GoAEYC's 24th Annual Commitment to Quality Fall Conference

Thank you to all who attended the conference. Next year will be our 25th Annual Event! 

For the 2018 Digital Conference Booklet 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

Save the date: Saturday, March 9, 2019. The Symposium at Harper College is a excellent way to achieve professional development in the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Our last symposium was on Saturday, March 10, 2018 featured presenter/author Nancy Bruski.

Wheels on the Bus

Save the Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019. We will begin our tour at  the new Mega center; Bright Horizons@ Evanston. 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

Join us in September (Date to be determined) at Harper College's J Theater for a workshop to get you excited and prepared for your new school year. Past events have included Lisa Murphy the Ooey Gooey Lady in 2017, Jeff Johnson in 2018. 

Fall Conference 

Join us in October (date to be determined)  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 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.