THE HISTORY OF ECEA

ECEA’S CURRENT PROJECTS

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STRATEGIC GOALS

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Goal A
Build the Profession, increase support of a highly skilled professional workforce.

A1: Create opportunities for networking, information sharing, and peer learning at every level of the profession.

A2: Expand ECEA’s involvement in training and professional development offerings.

A3: Transfer learning into quality improvements in programs and services.

A4: Support area directors in an effort to retain and recruit staff.

Goal B
Advocacy, be a voice for the decor through the collective power of the ECEA.

B1: Strengthen our capacity by building relationships with key stakeholders and other networks.

B2: Be at the table in regional and statewide setting to influence policies and system change.

Goal C
Sustainability, assure that the ECEA is a strong organization able to carry out its mission.

C1: Implement a paid Network Coordinator position.

C2: Create a sustainable funding plan to support ECEA staffing and programs

C3: Maintain a healthy governance and leadership structure with clear board, committee, and staff roles.

STRATEGIC GOALS

Click each goal for more information.

Goal A
Build the Profession, increase support of a highly skilled professional workforce.

A1: Create opportunities for networking, information sharing, and peer learning at every level of the profession.

A2: Expand ECEA’s involvement in training and professional development offerings.

A3: Transfer learning into quality improvements in programs and services.

A4: Support area directors in an effort to retain and recruit staff.

Goal B
Advocacy, be a voice for the decor through the collective power of the ECEA.

B1: Strengthen our capacity by building relationships with key stakeholders and other networks.

B2: Be at the table in regional and statewide setting to influence policies and system change.

Goal C
Sustainability, assure that the ECEA is a strong organization able to carry out its mission.

C1: Implement a paid Network Coordinator position.

C2: Create a sustainable funding plan to support ECEA staffing and programs

C3: Maintain a healthy governance and leadership structure with clear board, committee, and staff roles.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Sunnie McPhetres, Co-Chair

Sunnie is the Director of the Dartmouth College Child Care Center and prior to that was the Curriculum Manager for Northern Lights at the Community College of Vermont. She holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies focusing on Human Development and Early Childhood Education and a Masters Degree in Leadership.

Sunnie has over 25 years of experience in the field.

Deborah Kerwin, Co-Chair

Deb is the Director at Potter’s House School and Child Care Center, Potter’s House School After School Program, and Summer Camp. She holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and is continuing her education in Early Childhood Education and Administration currently with Keene State University.

Deb has been with Potter’s House School for 8 years and has over 20 years of experience in the field.

Jennifer Parker, Secretary

Jenn is the owner of Creative Kids Adventures, Inc. with a program in Grantham, NH and afterschool programs in Hartford, VT. She holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Administration, a Bachelors Degree in Communications, and a Bachelors Degree in Elementary/Special Education from Champlain College and Keene State University.

Jenn has over 23 years of experience in the field.

Jennifer Hosmer, Treasurer

Jennifer has been the Director at the Children’s Center of the Upper Valley since 2006 and employed at the center since 2002. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Hesser College.

Jennifer brings over 20 years of experience in the field.