Since 1948 the Southern Early Childhood Association has brought together preschool, kindergarten, and primary teachers and administrators, caregivers, program directors, and individuals working with and for families, to promote quality care and education for young children.
Over 20,000 individuals working in every aspect of child care and early childhood belong to SECA. They share ideas in local, state, and regional meetings, in professional development institutes, and through the association's publications and resources. Members receive many benefits, including a journal, Dimensions of Early Childhood, and discounts on publications and conference registration.
In the Spotlight:
A new SECA Reporter is now available!
The July Membership E-mail is now available!
A new Public Policy Notes is now available!
A new Leadership Letter is now available!
The Janie Humphries Student Leadership Application is now available!
Click here to learn more and download the application.
(9) Notification to Members of a Dues Increase
From the Executive Director
In July, the SECA Board of Directors voted to increase the annual SECA dues from $20 to $22 per year. The dues increase will be effective beginning September 1, 2014. This notification is being provided according to the By-laws of the Association. SECA By-laws: Article IV—Dues
- Current SECA dues are $20 per member/per year. On September 1, 2014, SECA dues will increase to $22 per membership year. State dues, as determined by individual state associations, are added to the SECA dues to determine yearly membership dues. States that include NAEYC membership in their dues structure (AL, FL, GA, KY, OK, TN, TX, VA & WV) add the cost of that membership to state and SECA dues to determine yearly membership dues.
- This is the first SECA dues increase since 2004.
- SECA dues include all individual member benefits as well as support to state affiliates.
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• Submit a proposal for the SECA Conference
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A new SECA Radio interview with Anthony DeBenedet is available now!
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Dimensions is Going Green (On-line Only) ----But I Want a Print Copy!
We heard you, so we’re offering that print option with an additional subscription. The cost of the print subscription will be $15 per year in addition to your SECA dues. You’ll pay this subscription fee separately each year and we’ll print and mail you a copy. (You will also still have access to the on-line version, so you have the best of both worlds!)
You can purchase the print subscription option in the SECA store or call the SECA office at 1-800-305-7322 and pay with a credit card. We’re pleased to be able to offer you such a low cost alternative.
- Exchange Magazine offers discounts to SECA members. Click here to be directed to the Exchange website.
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Position Title: Early Childhood Teacher
Location: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
Brief Description: To provide child care & preschool services for the students, staff, faculty & alumni of NKU; to develop programming for children ages 1-5 ½ years of age in line with NAEYC criteria, the Reggio Emilia Approach & Kentucky’s kindergarten readiness definition; to oversee NKU students in the development & delivery of lesson plans to children ages 1 to 5 ½ years of age; to provide coaching & modeling of classroom & behavior management & developmentally appropriate practice.
For complete job description and application: Click here
Position Title: Project/Program Specialist
Location: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Brief Description: The College of Education and Health Professions - Early Care and Education Projects is seeking a Project/Program Specialist to serve as a team member for an externally funded project. Seeking applicants with experience using Traveling Arkansas Professional Pathways (TAPP), generate report drafts for the funding agency, and deliver technology workshops to ECEP staff and trainers.
For complete job description and application: Click here and search for Posting# 0602970