Your voice matters. It's tough to stress just how important it is for you, as an ECE, to support your provincial association and have a voice on issues of importance to you. We depend on the size and strength of our membership to allow us to engage, plan and advocate for system changes and further public investment in the ELCC sector.
As a non-profit society, the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECEA) is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by its member base, with terms lasting for one to three years. The board oversees the day-to-day operations of AECEA and its strategic direction, working in collaboration with staff members and community stakeholders to strengthen and support the early learning child care workforce in Alberta. Board members have a responsibility to foster the continued growth and development of the early learning and child care workforce, complete with a competent system of high-quality early learning and child care for its members.
The Board of Directors typically recruits new board members on a yearly basis. A call for nominations is made prior to its Annual General Meeting in September. AECEA seeks to balance the geographic representation on its board and solicit specific professional skill sets in potential nominees based on current organizational needs.
Board members must be voting members of AECEA, have the ability to think at a systems level, work collaboratively, have a desire to strengthen and support the broader early learning and child care community, and have the time to devote to a working board. AECEA provides board members with an opportunity to network with other professionals and gain experience and knowledge in areas such as leadership, finance, policy development, and board development.
Cheyanne Soetaert (she/her)
Program Coordinator, Brain Story/Theory-to-Practice
Laura Pratt (she/her)
Ayan Ali (she/her)
Chloe Burrows (she/her)