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California Association for the Education of Young Children Collection

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Title: California Association for the Education of Young Children Collection, 1926-2004Save to your list.

ID: URB/CAEYC

Primary Creator: California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) (1955 -)

Extent: 24.72 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

Series I: Administrative Records, 1926-2004

     Subseries A: Presidents' Files, 1926-2003

     Subseries B: Executive Board, 1962-2003

     Subseries C: Facilitative Records, 1956-2004

Series II: Program Records, 1949-2004

     Subseries A: Committees, Liaisons, and Special Projects, 1949-2004

     Subseries B: Conference Files, 1956-2004

          Subseries 1: State Conferences, 1956-2004

          Subseries 2: Legislative Symposium, 1978-2003

     Subseries C: Regional Records, 1954-2002

Series III: Subject Files, 1935-1985

Series IV: Affiliated Organizations, 1938-2003

Date Acquired: 06/00/1985. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: California Association for Nursery Education, California Association for the Education of Young Children, Child teachers, Early childhood educators, Education, Preschool, Education, Preschool - History - Sources, Head Start Program (U.S.), Mills College, Montessorie method of education, Nursery schools, Preschool children - Education - United States, Preschool teachers - Education (Continuing education)

Forms of Material: Electronic records, Paper records, Photographic material

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Abstract

The California Association for the Education of Young Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing excellence throughout the early care and education profession by uniting educators of young children and advocating for political and professional leadership. The California Association for the Education of Young Children Collection dates from 1926 to 2004 and documents the establishment and development of the organization as well as its programming, outreach, and advocacy on behalf of early childhood caregivers, educators, students, and families.

Biographical Note

The foundation for the California Association for the Education of Young Children began with a small group of nursery school professionals at Mills College of Oakland, in 1926. After twenty years of developing separately, the Northern and Southern California Associations for Nursery Education joined their annual conferences in 1948. By January 1953, a state association proposal was written. The first annual meeting of the board of directors was held in 1955. The five regional associations of California Association for Nursery Education (CANE) became the California Association for the Education of Young Children.

The CAEYC has become a vital force uniting educators of young children. The State Association sponsors an annual state conference. In 1983, CAEYC had four regional sections encompassing thirty-three chapters and including nearly 7,000 members, making CAEYC the largest affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The CAEYC seeks to improve the professional status of early childhood educators and care givers, to strengthen association leadership, to expand political power and advocacy for children, and to provide support and services for its members.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The California Association for the Education of Young Children Collection documents the establishment and development of the organization as well as its programming, outreach, and advocacy on behalf of early childhood caregivers, educators, students, and families. The collection dates from 1926-2004 and consists of four major series: Administrative Records (1926-2004), Program Records (1949-2004), Subject Files (1935-1985), and Affiliated Organizations (1938-2003).

Series I, Administrative Records, contains the operating files of the organization and is divided into three subseries: Presidents' Files (1926-2003), Executive Board (1962-2003), and Facilitative Records (1956-2004). Subseries A, Presidents' Files, documents the Association's presidential correspondence and reports and includes a video recording featuring former presidents, Sylvia White and Lee McKay, and a scrapbook featuring the Association's presidents as well as some of its members. The scrapbook's structure is preserved in digital format and its photographic prints are included in the subseries as well. The subseries begins with a list of the early presidents of CAEYC and its predecessor, the California Association for Nursery Education, with subsequent materials arranged chronologically by term in office. Subseries B, Executive Board, primarily documents the meetings of CAEYC's Board of Directors, Executive Board, and Executive Committee, which changed names over the years and had overlapping appointments, responsibilities, and meetings. Meeting materials include agendas, minutes, notes, and reports spanning forty-one years of assembly. Also included are board biographies, rosters, manual, meeting synopses, as well as three audio recordings of select board meetings, a video recording featuring board member, Docia, and a scrapbook featuring some staff members, most of whom served on the Executive Board. The scrapbook's structure is preserved in digital format and its photographic prints are included in the subseries as well. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject. Subseries C, Facilitative Records, consists of the Association's organizational and housekeeping records, including employee forms, articles of incorporation, bylaws, standing rules, financial documents, guidelines, handbooks, manuals, publications, as well as the files of CAEYC's secretary, treasurer, and historian. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject. Additional financial documents can be found in Series I, Subseries A and Series II, Subseries A and B.

Series II, Program Records, documents the planning and delivery of CAEYC's outreach events and advocacy efforts through the activities of its committees, liaisons, and regional associations. The series is divided into three subseries: Committees, Liaisons, and Special Projects (1949-2004), Conference Files (1956-2004), and Regional Records (1954-2002). Subseries A, Committees, Liaisons, and Special Projects, documents the concerns and objectives of CAEYC's various committee assignments and projects through announcements, correspondence, guidelines, reports, meeting materials, training resources, promotional materials, and video recordings. The subseries also includes listings of committees, liaison assignments, committee descriptions, and photographic prints of various programs and events. Files are arranged alphabetically by name of committee or project. Subseries B, Conference Files, includes correspondence, memoranda, planning resources, program handouts, attendance lists, reports, and audio and video recordings which document CAEYC's Annual State Conference and its Annual Legislative Symposium, known later as the Public Policy Symposium. Also included are records of hotel accommodations, expenses, conference registration, a scrapbook, and some photographic prints. The series is divided into two subseries, with Subseries 1, State Conferences (1956-2004), arranged chronologically by host city, and Subseries 2, Legislative Symposium (1978-2003), arranged chronologically by year. Subseries C, Regional Records, consists of correspondence, reports, meeting notes, contact lists, and promotional materials of the various regional chapters of CAEYC. A digitized LP produced by Helen Heffernan in cooperation with the Southern California Association for Nursery Education on the topic of nursery school programming for three and four year olds is also included. Some materials related to the National Association can also be found here. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by chapter.

Series III, Subject Files, mainly consists of printed materials collected by CAEYC related to early childhood education, teaching methodologies, curriculum development, and child and family resources. The materials primarily include essays, articles, reports, and newsletters, as well as some directories, fact sheets, conference papers, teaching aids, photographs, brochures, and a magnetic tape reel. The series is arranged alphabetically with item level listings.

Series IV, Affiliated Organizations, contains materials related to many of the organizations with whom CAEYC cooperated, and consists of correspondence, reports, organizational charts, legislative information, promotional newsletters and brochures, filmstrips, as well as some training materials and other professional development resources. The series is arranged alphabetically by organization.

Subject/Index Terms

California Association for Nursery Education
California Association for the Education of Young Children
Child teachers
Early childhood educators
Education, Preschool
Education, Preschool - History - Sources
Head Start Program (U.S.)
Mills College
Montessorie method of education
Nursery schools
Preschool children - Education - United States
Preschool teachers - Education (Continuing education)

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Accruals: 1987, 1993, 2001, 2004

Alternate Extent Statement: 32.7 GB of Digital Audio, Video, and Images

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: California Association for the Education of Young Children

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall, Jennifer Grimsley, 1985

Finding Aid Revision History:

Autumn Hayner, 2004

Special Collections and Archives Staff, 2012

Christine Hertzel, Inderdeep Kaur, Tiffney Sanford, 2016


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Series IV: Affiliated Organizations, 1938-2003Save to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 4Save to your list.
Folder 13: Action Alliance for Children, 1999, 2002, 2003Save to your list.
Box 49Save to your list.
Folder 5: Action Alliance for Children, 1999Save to your list.
Folder 6: Associations in Human DevelopmentSave to your list.
Folder 7: California 500, 1983-1985Save to your list.
Folder 8: California Child Care Training, 2002Save to your list.
Folder 9: California Child Development Administrators Association, 1984-1986Save to your list.
Folder 10: California Child Development Coalition, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 11: California Children's Lobby, 1973, 1979, 1983-1984Save to your list.
Folder 12: California Children's Lobby, 1983-1984Save to your list.
Folder 13: California Committee on Early Childhood Education, 1964-1978Save to your list.
Folder 14: California Department of Education, 1938-1939, 1945Save to your list.
Box 50Save to your list.
Folder 1: California Department of Education, 1947-1950Save to your list.
Folder 2: California Department of Education, 1956-1968, 1977, 2001Save to your list.
Folder 3: California Department of Social Services, 2001Save to your list.
Folder 4: California Worthy Wage CoalitionSave to your list.
Folder 5: Child Development Policy Institute, 2002Save to your list.
Folder 6: Children's Advocacy Institute, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 7: Children's Defense Fund, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 8: Children's Home Society of California, 2002Save to your list.
Folder 9: League of Women Voters of California, 1989-1990Save to your list.
Folder 10: Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, 1973-1974Save to your list.
Folder 11: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1983, 2001-2002Save to your list.
Folder 12: On the Capitol Doorstep, 1971-1973, 1984-1990, 2001Save to your list.
Folder 13: PCG Seminars, 1988Save to your list.
Folder 14: Preschool Association of California, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 15: RISE Learning SolutionsSave to your list.
Folder 16: Santa Monica Unified School District, 1959, 1972-1973Save to your list.
Folder 17: Senate Select Committees Child Care Task Force, 1988Save to your list.
Folder 18: Tri-Cities Children's Centers, 1999Save to your list.
Box 51Save to your list.
Folder 1: Work Projects Administration, 1938-1939Save to your list.
Folder 2: Work Projects Administration, 1941Save to your list.
Folder 3: World Organization for Early Childhood Education, 1976-1978, 1982-1983Save to your list.
Folder 4: Young Men's Christian Association, 1988-1989Save to your list.
Box 52Save to your list.
Item 2: California State Department of Education, Nursery School, Filmstrip 1Save to your list.
Item 3: California State Department of Education, Nursery School, Filmstrip 2Save to your list.

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