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Kinders of the woods

...and Boating with Babies and Young Children."Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children executive director Joy Lyon said the program sounds exciting. "There are so many benefits to getting children out of doors," she said, adding...
Child care crisis discussion gains focus

...child care problem," where anyone in the community can continue tossing out ideas and moving the conversation forward.Joy Lyon, AEYC's executive director who organized Friday's meeting, was pleased with the outcome."Everyone was very engaged...
A short-term fix with potential long-term problems

...Young Children - Southeast Alaska. The program runs on $123,500 annually, according to AEYC-SEA Executive Director Joy Lyon. There's a waitlist to join the program, which serves 50 families. Parents as Teachers is at risk of disappearing...
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska early learning pipeline

...bucket brigade and build our education system from day one. Let's build an early learning pipeline to success.? Joy Lyon is Executive Director of the Association for the Education of Young Children, Southeast Alaska and has experienced parenting...
Ferry, timber, UAS dollars added back

...Parton's Imagination Library, a literacy program half funded by the state. Local donations pay for the other half, said Joy Lyon, director of the Association for the Education of Young Children - Southeast Alaska.Without the funding, Parents as...
State | AK legislature
Childcare 'crisis' hits close to home, but with silver lining

...had a new baby with zero support. I felt isolated, depressed and confused; this was not what I had in mind. Then, Joy Lyon came to me, offering to enroll us in their pilot program of Parents As Teachers. Instantly, Emily Coate, an in-home...
Imagination Library meets million book mark in Alaska

...state. The program has been available statewide since 2009, though Juneau had a head start, AEYC Executive Director Joy Lyon said. "We're seeing that in some of the Kindergarten readiness outcomes, children enrolled at birth here in Juneau...
All aboard for literacy

...Young Children. Along with the increase in participation, kindergarten readiness saw an increase in Juneau.AEYC's Joy Lyon said her group is excited to work with Rotary."This program will be really adding to and expanding the success the...
October sees the end of Spunky Sprouts

...Association for the Education of Young Children of Southeast Alaska, according to the organization's executive director, Joy Lyon. There are many challenges to running a child care facility in Alaska, and especially in Juneau, but Lyon suggested...
Literacy from the get-go

...if they are signed up at birth.Nurses are able to sign children up right at Bartlett Regional Hospital, according to Joy Lyon, executive director at the Association for the Education of Young Children, Southeast Alaska."So right after naming...


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