Our Stories


We are extremely fortunate and grateful to have two amazing historians on our Chapter Board.

Marilyn Shelton and Catherine Mathis have been working diligently to organize and reconstruct the history of the Central California Chapter of CAAEYC.  We do not have enough words to express our gratitude.

Spanning over 50 years in the Central Valley, we have been a driving force in early care and education.  Through this time we have indured many changes. We have grown, struggled, reinvented, laughed, cried, hoped, fought, worked, persevered and above all loved and cherished those that we stand beside.

Our hope is that as this page takes shape, you to will be inspired by the stories, photographs, momentos, and passion that has grown and nurtured this association for over 50 years.

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." - Dr. Suess