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Guide to the California Association for the Education of Young Children Collection, 1926-2004
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement of Materials:
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: California Association for the Education of Young Children Collection
    Dates: 1926-2004
    Identification: URB/CAEYC
    Creator: California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC)
    Physical Description: 24.72 linear feet
    Alternate Extent Statement: 32.7 GB of Digital Audio, Video, and Images
    Language of Materials:

    English

    Spanish;Castilian
    Repository: Urban Archives
    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.

    Historical 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.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    California Association for Nursery Education
    California Association for the Education of Young Children
    Head Start Program (U.S.)
    Mills College

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Electronic records
    Paper records
    Photographic material

    Occupation:

    Preschool teachers -- Education (Continuing education)

    Topical Term:

    Child teachers
    Early childhood educators
    Education, Preschool
    Education, Preschool -- History -- Sources
    Montessorie method of education
    Nursery schools
    Preschool children -- Education -- United States

    Administrative Information

    Accruals:

    1987, 1993, 2001, 2004

    Processing Information:

    Robert G. Marshall, Jennifer Grimsley, 1985

    Conditions Governing Use:

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

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

    Arrangement of Materials:

    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

    Scope and Contents

    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.