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Board Committees

Participation in all MAAEYC Committees is open to all NAEYC members. This is a great way to tailor your volunteerism to a specific topic where you have skills, interest, and passion. Most committees meet with via conference calls or at MAAEYC Governing Board meetings. Technology is used whenever possible to minimize travel and time expenditures. For more information, call or email MAAEYC.

Public Policy Committee
  • Keep public policy program and positions up to date and to work with the Board on changes and additions to the policy program annually and as needed during the legislative session.

  • Be informed and engaged in public policy activities (legislative, regulatory), including coalition efforts, at the state level and through NAEYC at the federal level.

  • Develop annually the public policy priorities for the issues related to children 0-8 and the field, in the context of the political climate and legislative/regulatory schedule of the state.

  • Ensure communication with the Affiliate Board, local affiliates, membership and NAEYC on a regular basis through e-mail updates and alerts.

  • Provide technical assistance and training on advocacy and public policy at affiliate meetings.

  • Maintain regular communication/liaison with the Board and Affiliate staff.

  • Provide public policy information/training at conferences, in newsletters, and other member communications.


Membership Committee
  • Develops and supports local affiliates with membership recruitment and retention ideas and activities.

  • Arranges and staffs Membership table at any MAAEYC event.

  • Reviews and makes recommendations on any proposed member benefit.



Annual Conference Committee
  • Committee begins work in July to revise and release the conference request for proposals (RFP).

  • Committee chooses keynote speaker.

  • Committee reviews RFPs and develops conference brochure.

  • Committee has small working committees:  Books, Volunteers, Vendors, Friday dinner.

  • Committee develops and oversees extra programs and activities.

  • Committee members attend conference free of charge.



Finance Committee 
  • Coordinate the Board’s financial oversight responsibilities.

  • Recommend financial policy to the Board.

  • Monitor financial records: review and oversee the creating of accurate, timely, and meaningful financial statements to be presented to the Board.

  • Monitor budget implementation and financial procedures.

  • Assist the full Board to understand the organization’s finances.



Technology Committee 
  • Works to bring MAAEYC up to date with current technology.

  • Explores options for new income streams based on the internet.

  • Advises MAAEYC office on technology purchases.

Local Affiliate Boards

Local affiliate Boards hold elections every year, by June, to fill positions on their Governing Boards. If you are interested in serving on a local board, view the Massachusetts NAEYC local affiliate list.


National Opportunities

Many NAEYC programs and services offer leadership opportunities as reviewers or consulting editors. In addition, current NAEYC members are eligible to serve in governance as members of the NAEYC Governing Board or the Council for NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children. Legacy Leader Fellowships nurture emerging leaders. For specifics, visit www.naeyc.org/getinvolved.