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NAECTE members are people from all across the United States and from countries around the globe. We are joined together by our common interest in Early Childhood Teacher Education.

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Call for Proposals
NAECTE Summer Conference
June 9, 2014
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Minneapolis, MN

The National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators is accepting proposals for the 2014 Summer Conference. The goal of the organization is to enhance and facilitate early childhood faculty research and professional development. The theme of the conference, Beyond Standardization, supports the mission of the organization. All presenters should plan to register for the NAEYC PDI conference; all submissions must be received by April 4, 2014.  (Note:  The fall conference call for proposals will be posted by April 10, 2014 and due May 10, 2014.)

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Passing of a Colleague

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Anne Dorsey. Nancy Freeman and Amos Hatch collaborated on the following tribute to Anne.

Anne Dorsey was a founding member of NAECTE and helped to guide the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education as it evolved from a hand-copied newsletter produced in her basement into the nationally recognized academic authority it is today.

Anne served as president of NAECTE from 1987-88 and was the 1999 recipient of the NAECTE/Pearson Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award. In addition Anne tirelessly managed membership data for NAECTE for several years and was committed to ensuring that the organization’s records were accurate and up-to-date.

Anne was a world-class scholar, in her own right, and she had a hand in guiding the development of many current leaders in the early childhood and teacher education fields. While she had deep roots in early childhood and early childhood teacher education, Anne stayed abreast of changes in the field and was not afraid to alter her position when new evidence presented itself.

Anne will probably be most remembered for her unwavering commitment and advocacy for quality early childhood education, the strong and principled positions she took on issues facing the field, and her kind and generous mentorship. Her personal, professional, and intellectual integrity inspired multiple generations, and her example remains a beacon for us all.

Those who knew her were fortunate to call Anne a friend and colleague, and she will be sorely missed.

Her obituary and funeral information can be found at the link below.

  • To promote the professonal growth of our membership
  • To discuss educational issues specific to our membership
  • To advocate for improvements in early childhood teacher education
  • Provide a forum for consideration of issues and concerns of interest to educators of early childhood teacher educators
  • Provide a communication network for early childhood teacher educators
  • Facilitate the interchange of information and ideas about research and practice
  • Use, as vehicles, the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, conferences, resolutions, position papers, and other publications
  • Cooperate with other national and international organizations concerned with the study and education of young children
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