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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

Vision

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.

 

Mission 

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.

Values 

Advocates | Inclusive | Developmentally-Appropriate | Responsive | Professional

Executive Board Members
Co-President
Paige Beatty

 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
Co-President

 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 Reinhard
President Elect

Jennifer credits her daughter and grandchildren as a reminder of the importance of providing young children with the opportunity to succeed, as it relates to quality early childhood care and educational experiences.  For every child, we have a limited window to provide an educational foundation, before they enter kindergarten. 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 Pirzadeh
Past President 

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.  

Ashley Taylor
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. 

Amanda Freeman
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.  

Ginny Holloway

Ginny has worked in the early childhood field for almost 30 years. She teaches early childhood development classes at Northern Virginia Community College.

Past President

Ginny has worked in the early childhood field for almost 30 years. She teaches early childhood development classes at Northern Virginia Community College.

Sarah Erdman
Vice President:
Community Outreach
Membership

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
 

Shelley Keith is an adjunct with Northern Virginia Community College and a Mentor/Coach with several early childhood programs in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.  She has extensive early education experience with a wide variety of programs.  Shelley holds a Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Lynn DuBois
Secretary

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.    

Diana Jenkins
Treasurer

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. 

Maria-Isabel Ballivian

Isabel Ballivian joined NVAEYC in May 2019.

Member At Large
Ana Hoover
Member at Large

Ana has been in early childhood education for over thirty years and in different capacities.  She currently teaches a preschool special education class full-time in PWCS.  Ana also teaches at NVCC part-time as an adjunct professor and is a consultant for Mcfarren Aviles & Associates.  She is new to the NVAEYC board.  

Mia Batson

Mia Batson joined NVAEYC in May 2019.

Member At Large
Executive Staff Members
Diane Volcansek
Executive Director

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 ed@nvaeyc.org

Committee Chairs
Accreditation: open 
Emerging Leaders: open
WOYC, Family Engagement: Kimberly Reinhard 
Public Policy: Liz Cassidy 
Scholarship: Dianne Rose