SECA Publications

SECA Reporter

Current Issue

Spring 2015 - E-edition

Spring 2015 - PDF

SECA Has Always Been There: Reflections on Play and SECA’s Commitment

Why Do Children Need Recess At School?

The 2013 SECA Exemplary Outdoor Classroom State Winners

SECA’s Commitment to Play and Outdoor Learning: A Wealth of Professional Resources


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Recent Issues 


Winter 2015 - E-edition
Winter 2015 - PDF

Disasters: They Come in All Shapes and Sizes

An Early Childhood Science Lab?

Brain Research: Helping Early Childhood Educators to Meet Learning Standards

Kindergarten: The Forgotten Year?

Handwriting: Is It a Lost Cause?


Fall 2014 - E-edition
Fall 2014 - PDF

The Importance of Professional Organizations

From Your Colleagues: Creating Books from Uncommon Materials

Addressing the Multiple Intelligences of Children

Creative Art

The Value of Being a Member

Summer 2014 - E-edition
Summer 2014 - PDF

Bridging the Digital Divide

Educational Media at Home

Early Childhood and Healthy Adults

Immigrant Children and Pre-K

Pe-K 4: San Antonio

Meet the SECA Presidential Candidates

Spring 2014 - E-edition
Spring 2014 - PDF

Math Predicts Future Success

CLASS Instructional Supports

Students and SECA 2014

Our 2014 SECA Presidential Candidates

QRIS and Children's Outcomes

From Your Colleagues 


Winter 2014 - E-edition
Winter 2014 - PDF

America’s Children: The Changing Demographics

Louisiana’s New Early Childhood System

Beware: Laundry Detergent Pods

From Your Colleague: Supporting Dual Language Learners

America’s Promise Alliance

Fall 2013 - E-edition
Fall 2013 - PDF

Reducing Sodium in the Diets of Children

The Military and Business Community Step Up to the Plate

A New Approach to Professional Development

Getting to School on Time: Another Perspective

A New Professional Development Center

The 2013 Kids State Dinner



Summer 2013
Planting the White House Spring Garden with the First Lady | Streaming Books to the IPad for Children | Classroom Management: Improving Children's Social and Emotional Skills| Fund for Teachers| Are You Our Next SECA President?

Spring 2013
Creating Confident Writers | Wisdom from the FOSSILS | We Need Writers! | Passing it On | Six Protective Factors: Preventing Child Abuse | Presenting at the 65th Annual Conference

Winter 2013
Investing Early In Our Children | Saying Goodbye and Thank You | Print Books vs E-Books | Young Audiences Arts For Learning | The Campaign For Grade Level Reading

Fall 2012
First Lady Hosts First Ever Kids' "State Dinner" | Did You Forget? Making Sure Children Are Transported Safely | A Letter to the Editor | Learning Science, Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic Outdoors

Summer 2012
Arts and Pre-K: Starting Children on a Lifelong Journey | The Brain and the Arts | And We Thought We Were Just Having Fun! Arts Education Helps Make Those Brain Connections | Arts Education: It’s More Than Having Something to Display on the Refrigerator | Helping Low-Performing Schools: The Turnaround Arts Initiative | Arts Education Resources From SECA

Spring 2012
Meet Your 2012 Candidates for SECA President | State Requirements for Disaster Planning | Why Is a Disaster Plan Important to You? | Planning for Disaster: Where Can I Get Help?

Winter 2012
InfantSEE: Establishing a Lifetime of Healthy Vision for Infants | Connecting Children With Nature: Two Resources for Early Childhood Educators | Transforming Teaching for Today's Tech Savvy Young Children | Keeping the Past Alive For Our Children

Fall 2011
Children With Deployed Parents: What Can We Do to Help? | Keeping the "Joy of Play" in Your Program | Operation Kid Comfort | Talk, Listen, Connect: Sesame Street & the USO | Coming Together Around Military Families | When the Worst Happens

Summer  2011
Joining Forces: Supporting Our Military Families | Healthy Children Healthy Futures | Let's Move! Child Care | LA Week of the Young Child is Now a Month! | Cyakabiri School Opens in Rwanda  | SECA Awards Do Make a Difference! | Watermelon, Anyone?

Spring 2011
Online Professionalism: Be Careful What Your Share | Online Learning Development: What I Learned | 2011 Friend of Children | The Very Hungry Caterpillar  | Baby Educational Media: Does It Really Work?! | SECA Awards Do Make a Difference!

  Winter 2011
It's That Time Again! New Year's Resolutions Can Be a Learning Experience for Children | Staying Healthy in 2011: Have You Set Your Goals? | Nature Rocks! | Bedbugs! They're Back! | Bags Not Rags: Could a Project Benefit Your Community?

  Fall 2010
Make Time to Talk: How Young Children Develop Oral Language | Green Schoolyards and Playgrounds: Creating Outdoor Classrooms | The Big Help Grant Program: "Million Dollars for a Million Moves" | Invitation from Exchange Magazine | Promise Neighborhoods

  Summer 2010
SECA's Presidential Candidates  |  Let's Move  |  Jamie Oliver and the Food Revolution  |  Television and Young Children  |  Early Literacy  |  Honoring the Legacy of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

  Spring 2010
SECA Radio  |  Listen to Our Presidential Candidates  |  Health Care Reform  |  Calories? It Has How Many?!  |  The Four Day School Week  |  Project Invest  |  Teaching Science in Preschool

  Winter 2010
SECA Radio  |  Growing Up WILD  |  Pre-K Programs and the Middle Class  |  Bullying  |  Car Seat Safety

  Spring 2009
Quality Counts 2009  |  See the Child First  |  ECA of Florida Adds New Online Courses  |  Costs of Out-of-School Programs  |  Funding Classroom Projects:  |  Elementary Principals Getting a Crash Course in Pre-K Practices  |  The New SECA Website  |  Good Oral Hygiene Should Begin at Birth  |  New Healthy Child Care America Website

  Fall 2008
We're Upgrading the SECA Website!  |  Meet SECA's New President-Elect  |  Drug Companies Say No OTC Cough & Cold Remedies for Children Under 4  |  New TEACH Grants Could Be Costly  |  Sylvan Dell Offers Schools Educational Resource Grants  |  2008 Resources for Professionals  |  Making Books Part of a Healthy Childhood |  Sun Safety Alliance and Creme de la Creme Early Childcare Project  |  Investing in Disease Prevention Could Save SECA States $5.2 Billion

  Spring 2008
2008 Conference Snapshots  |  Want to Know More About Our 2008 Presidential Candidates?  |  Thank You to Beth Parr  |  NAEYC Revising Position Statement on DAP  |  A Review and Response to the Revised NAEYC Position Statement on DAP by the SECA Board of Directors  |  Other Thoughts From Some Members of the SECA Fossils

  Summer 2007
How to Nominate the Next SECA President-Elect  |  The SECA Editorial Committee  |  Help SECA Select a New Mission Statement  |  Student Grants for SECA 2008  |  Keeping Children Safe  |  Free Child Care Provider Resource Kit  |  Convention on the Rights of the Child  |  Questions to Ask About Pre-K Legislation

Spring 2007
Meet SECA's New President-Elect  | SECA By-Laws Amended at the Annual Business Meeting  |  Don't Miss SECA 2008  |  2006 Annual Report Available  |  SECA and Assurant Health  |  Nobody Can Afford to Go Without Health Insurance  |  Annual SECA Awards Support Our Affiliates & Chapters Throughout the South  |  Winners of the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility  |  Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Programs in the US  |  Call For Proposals 2008  |  Missed the 2007 Conference?  |  New Web Site Available to Help with Government Benefits  |  How to Develop New Leaders  |  Education Week Develops a "Chances-for-Success Index"  |  What's Happening in the SECA States

  Fall 2006
After the Hurricanes of 2005  |  Robin Roberts Selected as the 2007 Friend of Children  |  The SECA Preschool Math Kit  |  Program Directors: Education, Salary, and Benefits  |  Early Care and Education Participation Among Immigrant Families  |  SECA's Community Service Project for 2006-2007  |  What Do We Know About Public Schools With Pre-kindergarten?  |  Dimensions of Early Childhood Adds New Feature  |  Make Sure You Cast Your Vote!  |  Clean Water Tour Down the Mississippi  |  The Healing Power of Touch  |  Protecting Children From a Flu Pandemic  |  What's Happening in the SECA States

  Spring 2006
From SECA to You  |  Are You an Unfulfilled Author?  |  Do You Submit Manuscripts for Dimensions of Early Childhood?  |  Who Is a SECA Member?  |  The South Is Changing  |  Links to Literacy  |  Why I Want to Be SECA President: Statements from the Candidates for President-Elect  |  What's Happening in the SECA States

  Summer 2005
SECA 2006 & Nashville, TN  |  Early Childhood to Graduation: What's Happening to Our Students?  |  New On-Line Resource from the Harvard Education Letter  |  School-Age Notes Is Moving  |  Investing in Young Children  |  Florida Facing Challenges with UPK  |  NAEP Reading & Math Results  |  What Is Professional Development?  |  Far Off and Far Behind: Rural Children  |  Computer Use in Texas Preschools

  Spring 2005
SECA 2005 & Dallas  |  SECA Summit 2005  |  Nominate SECA's Next President-Elect  |  2005 Helen Harley Scholarship Recipient  |  Truths Adults Have Learned  |  Truths Children Have Learned  |  From Our Members  |  Battling Southern Fried Foods

  Fall 2004
SECA 2005  |   Letter from the Executive Director  |  Cutbacks in State Assistance  |  Lifetime Effects: The HighScope Perry Preschool Project  |  Healthy Virginians |  TRUCE Toy Action Guide Available  |  A Letter to Infant & Toddler Teachers and Caregivers

  Summer 2004
SECA 2005  |  The US Early Childhood Education Workforce: How Does Our Pay Stack Up With Other Professionals  |  Letters to SECA  |  Backup Childcare  |  Turning a Corner in Parent Education  |  Division for Development Grants  |  Redirecting Children's Behavior  |  Circle Time Workshop

  Spring 2004
SECA 2004 & Daytona Beach  |  SECA Welcomes New President  |  Thank You Phil Acord  |  2004 Election for SECA President-Elect  |  Meet the Candidates  |  Dues Increase Will Support Enhanced Member Benefits  |  SECA's Community Service Project  |  Join Us in Dallas, TX for SECA 2005