The Massachusetts Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (MAECTE) is a professional voice of Early Childhood Educator preparation. The organization is committed to supporting and promoting the preparation, professionalism and continued education of all Early Childhood Educators. We work collaboratively to enhance the educational experience of Early Childhood Educators, young children and families within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
What We Do
MAECTE provides vision, leadership, resources, policy initiatives and professional development opportunities to support the needs of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. MAECTE members work to strengthen the preparation of Early Childhood Educators through strong relationship building and advocacy with a variety of stakeholders including professors and administrators within their home institutions, PK-12 educators and other leaders, caregivers and community members.
Elementary School Principals
Networking & Professional Development Series
Book Group Discussions
March 2nd and 9th (3:30 - 5:00pm)
Purposeful Play: A Teacher’s Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day by K. Mraz, A. Porcelli, and C. Tyler.
Attendance at both sessions is encouraged but not required. Discussions will be facilitated by MSAA, MAECTE and Department staff.
Regional Networking Meetings
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 (Greater Boston – location TBD);
Friday, April 7, 2023 (Northeast – location TBD); and
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 (Berkshires – location TBD)
Registration is open for the April networking meetings.
If an elementary principal would like to host one of these spring regional network meetings, please reach out to Donna Traynham (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What Educators Had to Say About Our Webinar
Natural Loose Parts: Enriching Outdoor & Indoor Creative Play
with Janna Aldrich, M.Ed.
"There were so many lovely examples of classroom projects and how to use the loose parts."
Wendy Gonsenhauser, M.A.
Wellesley College Child Study Center
“... a great way to learn about the benefits of including natural loose parts within a teacher’s curriculum ... I learned so much!”
Undergraduate Student at Mount Holyoke College
Elementary Teacher Licensure Candidate
“Thank you for creating this wonderful three-part webinar series...that demonstrates excellence in practice. ”
Director, Skidmore Early Childhood Center, 1982-2010
Emeriti, Lecturer, Education Studies Department