Who We Are
NVAEYC is a proud affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We are 501(c)3 membership organization serving Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, and Loudon County in Northern Virginia. Our members are early childhood educators and other advocates and professionals who work with or on behalf of young children.
Vision, Mission, and Goals
Every child birth through age eight has a safe, healthy environment with caring people who promote their well-being, meet their individual needs, and support learning through play.
NVAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for every child birth through age eight. We connect practice, policy, and research to support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children in Northern Virginia.
Advocates | Inclusive | Developmentally-Appropriate | Responsive | Professional
Executive Board Members
Paige has been working with the NVAEYC Board for almost 15 years, and is also active in the state association. She is the Program Director for a government child care center in Washington, DC.
Rosemary Kendall has been an early childhood professional for over 40 years as a teacher, director, parent educator, researcher, advocate, and consultant. She considers NAEYC her “professional home” and has held various positions in NVAEYC since she moved to Northern Virginia in 1981.
Kimberly has been in the field of early childhood education for over 20 years as a teacher, director, trainer, author and consultant. She has served on the board of NVAEYC for over five years.
Fahemeh has served in various areas of the NVAEYC board and is currently one of the past presidents. Fahemeh is also the executive director of Reston Children's Center.
Vice President: Communications, Newsletter
Amanda volunteer as the communications vice president to help with email communications and the website. During the day she is the Preschool Curriculum
Coordinator at Reston Children's Center.
Sarah Erdman is an early childhood educator and museum professional. She teaches at FB Meekins Cooperative Preschool and works with museums to engage young children
Vice President: Professional Development
Ashley is a Program Coordinator in the Infant and Toddler program at Reston Children's Center. She uses her experience in the classroom to help NVAEYC plan and implement meaningful professional development opportunities for early childhood professionals in Northern Virginia.
Diana has been involved with early childhood education for 2½ decades in various capacities and currently serves as director of the Fairfax United Methodist Church Preschool and as the NVAEYC treasurer.
Lynn DuBois is relatively new to NVAEYC and is very excited to be on the Board. She brings nearly 25 years of teaching experience to her post. Lynn is currently teaching at Christ Presbyterian Preschool in Fairfax.
Isabel Ballivian joined NVAEYC in May 2019.
Member At Large
Mia Batson joined NVAEYC in May 2019.
Member At Large
Executive Staff Members
Diane brings an impressive skill set and knowledge of the key issues in the early childhood community. Diane is an early childhood professional with more than 25 years of experience in the field as a teacher, administrator, grant administrator, and teacher-educator. She has also led early education programs through the NAEYC accreditation process. She can be reached at email@example.com