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rFl Ftust )ears 4 rne Forty t U IO . 7949 Association A History TheSouthern of Six onChildren Under 1949-1989 lrl Contents ln Appreciation Leaders the Pastand the Present of Introduction .............. ..........1 Sectlon1 Histories SACUS of (Charter) History Legal ....................2 (1949-9) An Overview Reflections Dr.D. Keith Osborn ......................3 in SACUS the50 s- Dr.AlmaDavid ...............7 in SACUS the60 s- FanBrooke ..................10 SACUSin the 70 s- Dr. HelenCanaday and Mrs. AlmaMayScarborough ..................14 in SACUS the80 s- Dr.Elaine Wilson .........17 Historians History SACUS and Committees....................................21 Logos SACUS ............22 Sectlon 2 Organizational Structure SACUS Constitutions Bylaws Revisions and D r.A l maW. D a vi d.. Ge n e ra l Executive Advisory Officers Boards and StateRepresentatives Me mb e rsh............. ip Dues ........ Me e ti n g s A me n d me n.............. ts D i sso l u ti o n Authority............. Parliamentary Boardof Synoposis the Executive of Directors Structure SACUS Organization Chart Sectlon3 Affiliation States of Affiliation Defined Application Affiliation SACUS for with Dateof States Affiliation Howto Organize StateAssociation a Membership Sectlon4 SACUS (1949-1989) Membership ......... SACUS Membership States............... by SACUS Sectlon5 Conferences Annual Sites......... Conference for Themes SACUS Conference Attendance Conference Year-by-Year for EachAnnualConference Data Dates........ StateConference Exhibitors ....................2 4 ..................... 24 ......26 ................30 ...................32 ...................33 ....................3 4 .................35 ................3 6 ....................36 ........37 ...........39 .........40 .............41 .................42 .............43 .........44 .........45 ......48 .....49 .................50 ..............51 ......134 ..-................134 Sectlon 6 Awards Member ............136 Award SACUS Outstanding .....137 MemorialAward HelenHarley ............138 Marian Hamilton B. Memorial Award Award .................138 Friend Children of SACUS Lifetime Membership SACUS Award .........-..138 SA C U S D i vi si o n fo rD e velopmentGr ants.............. .........138 Sectlon7 Publications P ............... ....................140 G u i d e l i n e s A C U S u b l i cations S (1949-1989) Review Publications of ............141 (1949-1972) Proceedings Chairpersons ......... ..............144 (1981-1989).......145 for in Compilation Topics ldeas Dimensions of Sectlon 8 Leadership Staff Fees (or Presidents Chairman) ........... SACUS .....146 SACUS Officers ........146 Deceased Presidents SACUS .....147 SACUS Staff......... .....148 Review SACUS Membership Conference ....................150 of Fees and Sectlon9 Legislative PublicPolicy and ( L eg i sl a ti ve dP u b l i c o l i cy P Review1949- 1989) ..........................151 an L eg i sl a ti ve a n d P u b l i cPolicyChair per sons............. ........155 TheSACUS Public Policy Institute ...............156 R eso l u ti o n s i d e l i n e s Gu ............... ..................157 Sectlon10 Related Groups Introduction Beverly Boals ...159 - Dr. SACUSand HeadStart- Dr. RuthHighberger and D r.A l ma D a vi d W. ..................160 SACUS and NAEYC Dr.AlmaW. David .....162 SACUS andHomeEconomics-Mrs. MayScarborough..........163 Alma House SACUS theWhite and Conferences .............. .....164 SACUSand the ChildDevelopment Associate (CDA)Program-Mrs. Jeannette Watson. ...165 SACUS OMEP Dr.AlmaW. David and .......166 Sectlon11 Multicultural Emphasis Multicultural Education SACUS on D r.A l ma D a vi d W. ..................167 Multicultural Education PositionStatement (1988) .......169 Sectlon12 Editor s Note Everyattempt was madeto research accurately names the placesand datesof events.We regretif anyone was omitted if names or are listedincorrectly. Leaders ThePast... Of in SACUSleaders 1974are leftto right Gean Morgan (TN) Name Unknown SusanWilliams (SC) MargeCornell(KY) Alma David(TN) Virginia Chance(KY) HelenCanaday(NC)and LeoneList (OK). The photowas takenin Louisville Kentucky the 1974SACUSConference. at ...AndThe Present (ALA) 1989-90 row)Jannett Baggett SacusBoard Directors (front of are JeanShaw(MS) (SC) (KY) (FLA) Marlene McCullough Jacqueline (VA) Billie Phillips MaryLandis Clemens (TX) AnneHunt(TN)(back row) Jeanette Rummell (substituting Bobbie for Henderson) (GA) (AR) Betty Pagan RuthAnnBall(OK) Nancy Alexander (LA) Sharon Meinhardt P. (WVA) AnnNalley Rhonda President Esther Wilmouth PastPresident. Corley Jo In Appreciation whoserved the History which my on Committee I wishto express sincere thanks those to from 1981-89andwho attended weekend two met several conference timesat eachannual workretreats Nashville the homeof Mrs.AlmaMayScarlrorough. in Eachaccepted responat sibility portions the history be researched written. for of to and Thanksare alsodue to Mrs.KayC. Powers consultant the History to for Committee her Shapingthe Future slidetapepresentation SACUS history expertise producing in a of whichwas shownfirstin 1983at the Charleston South Carolina Conference. The Conference alsois indebted Mrs.Powers designing publishing leaflets our past Building for to and two on (1986). a Tradition Professional Excellence TheTradition of and Continues The contributions the SACUS Board liaison Elaine of appointed Dr. Wilson wereinvaluprovided necessary able. In addition otherliaisons the communication between committee the gratitude eachPresident eachSACUS Boardfor and the Board. I wish also to express to and patience support encouragement infinite and during committee s progress. the slow Early who materials former SACUS members shared theirmemories and histories haverootsand heartto the content the writtenhistory.Littlecouldhavebeenaccomplished of without the cooperation the entireHeadquarters who contributed numerous of in waysthroughout staff the project.My deepest goesto Mrs.Alma appreciation highest and however commendation MayScarlcorough participated every phase the production. compiled work who in of She the individuals a publication into of countless whichSACUS mayutilize withprideandbuildupon posthumously Mrs.Polly withconfidence the future.Finally wouldliketo paytribute in I to McVickar hervision starting all. for in it Sincerely Mrs.AlmaW. David Chairman History Committee Introduction To have a true senseof where you are going it is imperative to know where you have been. During the past forty years wars have been fought men have walked on the moon and early childhood education has emerged as a national concern. With thesechangeshave come changesin educational trends and philosophy. By reflecting upon the past educators may better face the future and appreciate those who have come before. I I gut History (Charter) Incorporatedin the stateof Kentucky Apri l 1964 a non-profit corporation the name as SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six (SACUS)with incolporators Virginia Chance ElizabethHutchensand Ruby McDowell was signedunder the provisions of Chapter 273 of Kentucky Revised Statutes. The name of the corporationshall be the SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six . The organizationis designated the Internal Revenue Serviceas a 501(c)(3) non-profit by corporation exempt from federalincometax accordingto the Internal RevenueCode because SACUS is an organizationand operatedexclusivelyfor educationalpurposes. All subordinate chaptersare subsequentlyexemptunder the SACUS umbrella. Registered the stateof Arkansasas a foreign corporation (charteredunder the laws of in in the stateof Kentucky) SACUSis authorizedto conduct business Arkansasas a non-profit corporation. The businessof the corporationshall be exclusivelylimited to increase awareness the of needsand to work for knowledgeand understandingof children under six in the South both at schooland at home and to provide opportunitiesfor cooperationbetweenparents teachers administrators research workers doctors religious workers socialworkers and others in this field. An Overview Reflections Haae WeBeen Yesterday Where Guidelines Our Past from by Dr.Keith Osborn (Excerpts takenfromthe Keynote Address SACUS Richmond. 1989) VA. Conference me lwish to thank he conference committee the SACUS boardfor allowing to present and Annual the keynote address this the Fortieth at of Association Conference the Southern on my of whosevision Children Under Six. I dedicate remarks the memory Mrs.PollyMcVickar to was largely for longtime responsible the creation SACUS to HelenHarley of and treasurer of whoseinsistence fiscalresponsibility to the creation the SACUS led headquaron of SACUS ters. of Settingthe Stagefor the Beginning SACUS War ll. Harry Truman was presi1948was the second anniversary the endof World of Thomas Dewey.ln 1948 newStateof lsraelwas established. And dent-afterdefeating the pointFourProgram the Marshall Plan. Therewereless 1948 was the yearof Truman s and wereno television in TV Andthere stations theSouth. than10 000 setsin the United States. was .27a pound. Bread was .09a loafandcoffee in was enjoying postwar BabyBoom .Thepopulation 1948was about the Our country five under yearsof age. In the interven150million therewereabout18.5 million children and ingyearswe havehada percentage in of born. However by decrease the number infants BabyBoomlet . nowhavean under ive-years-ofgetting slight 1989 are onceagain we We a population 23.3million a totalU.S.population 247million persons. of and ot agechild (about ) Evenwiththepostwar in cooperative rise nursery 4 schools a few children only year attended nursery in school 1948.Todayabout33%of all three-to-four oldsattend some typeof nursery school day careprogram. or Lessthan50%of all children the United in kindergarten 1948. Mostof in States attended werein big cities the Northeast in Midwest FarWest. Veryfew children thoseyoungsters and kindergartens the South.Today in attended mostfive-year-olds kindergartens. attend programs In a fewSouthern colleges universities weresomeearly and there childhood however mostof thoseprograms werein departments homeeconomics. Earlychildhood of graduates education in usually notreceive teaching did a certificate kindergarten and or elementary The payfor a trained witha master s was education. teacher degree Merrill-Palmer at in 2 800 1948. SACUSBeglnnlng Thegroup initially called Nashville the for Council the Eduation Children of Under Six goals. agreed the following on .To promote understandingsound an of standards nursery kindergarten for and educationby acquainting public withthe values goodeducation children the of for under six. .To coordinate individuals organizations all and engaged the various in services for youngchildren thecommunity. in .To promote support nursery and legislation wellas all other school and kindergarten as measures withthewelfare young dealing of children. .To extend andwideninformation the educational on needs children of undersix films through meetings include to discussions educational demonstrations talks reports so forth. and Invitations membership sentto all persons the community wereinterested for were in who goals. The Nashville persons regardless raceor religious in these wasopento all Council of belief .Thisrepresented of the firstorganizationsthe South workfor a positive one in to in relations. change racial SlgnlflcantEventsDurlngthe FortyYears (TheSignificant Events in during fortyyearsareomitted theyare recorded the Yearthe as Data eachannual for by-Year conference on and of [SeeSection Conferences] the History the Decades.) SACUSLeadershlp in of during pastforty lwouldliketo present you a sampling the leadership SACUS to the persons yearswhichis onlya sample the manyoutstanding whohavecontributed time of their in of to SACUS andto the betterment youngsters the South. Virginia MillyCowles AlmaDavid MaryElizaPollyMcVickar GeanMorgan Chance Fan Ward Kathryn Warren OpalWolford SarahLou Hammond Evangeline bethKeister Hoffer Althouse VelmaSchmidt RuthHighberger Josephine JeanShaw Rosemary Brooke Witherspoon Ingram Man WillieFletcher Ralph Cone lsabel Unruh LeoneList Margaret AlicePowell RuthJefferson Dorothy Forsythe MasLee Virginia EthelMontgomery Stapley Barbara Finck RuthLambie Helen Reger Davis Elinor Jacqueline Carothers ters Sylvia Patricia Tommie Hamner .J. BethMoore Smith Clark M.Mcphaul Sallie Hogg MaryHarper Marlene Wright AliceKousser Ramona lrenePuckett Mildred Dickerson JaneGoldman LeahButler Elinor Hay Elsie Chicester Helen Harley Marilyn Goff Jo AnnNalley Emmons Watson BettyPogue Lynell Rogers Helen KevinSwick Canaday Jeannette KayPowers Margaret Puckett Meinhardt Paul BettyPagan JanetBlack AleeMitchell JanetKeith Sharon AnneHunt Lucille Everhart Cleek. Jo Wirtz RuthCrum PatHenry in to of Howwouldyou liketo havethisgroupof persons be the professors yourdepartment yourown chilyouliketo havethisgroupteaching education howwould Or earlychildhood dren The Annual Conference My of Oneof the strengths SACUShasbeenthe annualconference. mostimpressive memory SACUS conferences thatthe membership was received Conference Proceedof the ings. (Thanks Josephone to Hoffer andher husband.) Let sstep backin timeand lookat someof the keynotespeakers SACUS conferences at Hymes Mayce Jimmy Jessie Stanton EmmaSheehy Arthur BoydMcSouthall Combs MillyAlmy Laura Zirbes Lucille Lindberg MaryEllen Candless Goodman RuthHartley (Buck) AlmaDavid Marguerita Rudolph Morgan WaltHodges JudyCauman Gerthon Branche AllenWeintraub MarySweeney Hartup. Bill Pauline ParkWilson Knapp Christine Louise Bates Ames J.McV. Hunt Edward Zigler Bernard Spodek NancyRambusch William Rioux Evangeline Ward Bernice Milburn Moore David Weikart Vladimir JohnFlavell A. Howard Lilian Katz Constance Kamii Burton delissovoy Eugene SigfriedEnglemann Bettye Verna Hildebrand Martin Bill Wills Young White Caldwell Frost Joe Clarice Jim Barbara Bowman MillyCowles Viola LillianWebber Urie Bronfenbrenner Seefeldt Carol Brady. in Looking thislistis likea review thepast half-century ourfield. Thislistrepresents of at Who sWho in ChildDevelopment Early Education. and Childhood the The Themes of SACUS in to I decided usea therapeutic technicpre my Reflections seewhereSACUS has to us I believe these themes provide withreal can beenandwhatSACUS hasemphasized. Surely theycanserveas a springand insightintoSACUS and its leadershlp its membership. boardfor our moveintothe future. to Theme 1 The importance thevalueof children the commitment provide and of materials enhance exthe to educational children theirparentswithappropriate and periences quality child care. and for whoworkwithyoung Theme 2 The importance education training persons and of for who and of standards programs for persons children-the importance establishing workwithyoungchildren. (See on Theme t 3 The importance legislation it impacts the livesof children as of Legislative Public Policy Section). and in Theme 4 The importance thevalueof multicultural of education thefutureof our our and Section). children na ion ourworld(SeeMulticultural Is SACUSDifferent is fromother organizations its kind SACUS of Ask yourself Howis SACUS different youngchildren who were Manymembers viewed a grass roots served as organization. who the little from underpaid received recognition communities did not realize importance and participation SACUS. in Theygained respect self-worth and through of earlyeducation. lt DoesSACUS really haveto be different doesnot The workto be donein behalf of youngchildren monumental. mustbe directed networking allied with is Energies toward in whether they be local stateor national issuesand concerns organizations towardrelative scope. issues in and conin hasresponded changes time in membership needs to SACUS workshops leadin in We havechanged sizeand flavor ourpublications conferences cerns. policy participation public with involvement with and ership training services affiliate to states groups. national and international broader-based 5 Let scelebrate SACUS heritage herein Richmond 1989 by participating workour in in resolutions attending shopsand seminars formulating presenting by and by SACUS business partof ourpersonal professional meetings auxiliary withothers and sessions sharing by and growth.Our active involvement commitment history and continues be a partof theSACUS to partof SACUS in the making.Plannowto be a history SACUSin the 50 s GrassRoots-All Persons BEFORE SACUS people interested young in in Thereweremanycaring children the late40 sand early50 s. public Therewerevarious for However typesof programs cared children. that kindergartens werevirtually non-existent the South. in Persons working withchildren undersix hadfew opporin to training. Someuniversities offered courses earlychildhood education. tunities obtain Training childcarewasoffered HomeEconomics in in Departments.few colleges A offered working withyoungchildren families churches. in for Therewereseveral training persons and interested the education young in However majority national of children. the of organizations werenot members in whoworked dailywithpreschool children the persons the Southern states of theseorganizations. AN F O R ER U N N E R DB E GIN N IN GS Nursery in Cooperative School Nashville sent Mrs.PollyMcVickar director Vanderbilt of problems. interested young in common invitations persons to children meetto discuss to Thusfollowed founding the Nashville Twenty-seven on the of Council attended March16 1948. membership Aftertwo Under Six.Diversified enhanced group. the on the Education Children of people yearsMrs.McVickar fromthe entire revealed dreamof gathering her South together groupsentinvitations The NCECUS throughout Souththe withcommon and concerns needs. wererepresented March Ninesouthern on 3-5 1950with 134in attendance states ern states. Tennessee. participants The invited themselves back Nashville Church at WestEndMethodist year. (SeeConferences 1949-50) Section thefollowing from (David) with AlmaWilliams chaired conference the 1951meeting 140persons the at (SeeConferences 1950-51) Section attending. eightstates year. Kentucky following were the Participants invited meetin Louisville to REGIONAL ASSOCIATION CHILDREN ON UNDER SIX SOUTHERN Tennessee Virginia Kentucky as chairof and Chance of served conference GeanMorgan held Kentucky March 20-22 1952. for on manand localchairman the conference in Louisville Association wererepresented 188participants. Southern with The Regional on Thirteen states wereelected withGeanMorgan the as The Under was organized. firstofficers Six Children yeartheword Regional deleted nameof the was fromthe official The firstchairman. following (See 1951-52) Section organization. Conferences SACUS fromeachof the parof Oneof the big strengths SACUSwasthe involvement persons of Florida were Alabama Arkansas GeorThestates states policy a begunin 1951. ticipating gia Kentucky Tennessee Louisiana Mississippi North Oklahoma SouthCarolina Carolina provided staterepresentativesbe elected for to In Texasand Virginia. 1954thefirstconstitution was Board. Provision threemembers-at-large for fromeachstateto workwiththe Executive was Theposition president-elect addedin 1959. written the constitution 1958. into in of GRASSROOTS groupbecause its grass wasenriched formed cohesive of At the beginning and a SACUS with concerned improving rootsorganization whichwelcomed members allwhowerevitally as of education welfare theyoungchildin the Southregardless race national and of the health priorto the Suwas organized Although SACUS religion educational or background. origin grouptooka premeCourtDecision CivilRights The Nashville racewas never issue. an on followed as did eachof the suit to SACUS standin 1948to openits membership ALLpersons. knowledge experience and was alsomulti-professionalusing the skills states lateron. SACUS (SeeMulticultural variety fieldsrelating young children. membership a in of to of itsdiversified Section) 7 PUBLICATIONS in Members received Proceedings the firstconference 1950and annually the of thereafter 1955 with Mrs.JoNewsletter published September was in through 50 s. TheSACUS the Hoffer editor. Threenewsletters published were eachyearandmailed the memto sephine as publication madeavailable SACUS memln was to bership. 1954the Twoto FiveWorldNews The editors rate.The namelaterchanged Today s Child. attended bersat a reduced to each (See 1950-57) items thepublication. Conferences for Section conference gather to publicizing was for In 1959Mrs.Virginia Chance appointed workoutplans a pamphlet to Mrs. was responsible thedesign the for of SACUS. In carrying herassignment Chance out firstofficial logo.(SeeHistories SACUS Section) LEGISLATION in workfor legislation provide Thefirstconstitution 1953 that stipulated SACUSshould to public raisethe health educational for youngchildren the in kindergartens to and and standards lawswhichafconducted legislative a studyof the existing South. In 1955theAssociation fected welfare. the completion thefirstdecade the Association At legis children s of of another lative whichaimed gathering at copies the existing of studywas begunin eachof thestates (SeeLegislative Public lawsand discovering whichgapsneeded be attacked. Policy to and Section) EXHIBITORS At thebeginning werefewplaces theregion child in for carecenters getsupplies there to By exhibitors displayed variety materials a of available thetimeand at andequipment. 1955 in In assisted a presentation thusbecame vitalpartof the conference. 1957exhibitors a of Tools Learning . for D U ES N DC ON F E R E N C E A F EES fees Duesfor membership remained 1.00 at during firstdecade. the Conference began at 1950andwereincreased 3.50 1955 in for theremainder the in to andstayed there of 2.00 (See Sectionon Leadership decade. Staff Fees) AT ATTENDANCE CONFERENCES itshumble in with134participantsthefirstconference orFrom beginnings 1950 at the ganization a giantleap 1953with in 1386 Beach attending Daytona the conference. took who for was Oneof the goalsof Dr.Opal Wolford waspresident twoterms 1958--60 that wasrealized membership reach 1000 before endof thefirstdecade.Herdream the SACUS 1116 w number ed i n 1 9 59 h e nth eto ta me mb e rship l STATE AFFILIATIONS goals wasthat each state affiliate with SACUS She . Anotherof Mrs. Wolford s in Three states conference Nashville 1959. in made the appeal the tenth anniversary at Association Children on followed each other in closeorderin affiliating Florida the Associa31 1959to affiliate days latertheTennessee six UnderSixvoted on October Association on and thenext week SouthCarolina affiliated tion on YoungChildren of suit. (See Affiliation StatesSection) Children UnderSixfollowed L EA D E R S H IP leaders in from the birthof SACUS there were many well-qualified that It was evident pre-organizational participantsthe 1950 in conferand1951 eight theSouth.Forinstance roles not others assumedleadership Countless ences later becameSACUSpresidents. to contributed earlychildhood the only in the South but throughout nationand others who neverthoughtof themselves as In many members internationally.addition education fromSACUS received the impetus qualified attaining of for degrees positions influence and in degrees higher educaparticipation achieve and leadership rolesin the profession attain to tion. 8 OUTSTANDING SERVICEAWARD Dr. Ruth Highberger suggested SACUS that honor personwho hasmadethe great a est contribution childrenunder six . The SACUSBoardapprovedthe ideaand it was put to into effecttwo years later(1961).(See AwardsSection) GROUNDWORK During 1950 s groundwork laidon a solidfoundation an organization the the was for which in under in theSouthin all aspects their six wds interested all children of development. interested the education the whole child in of was open to ALLpersons . capitalized upon the expertiseof its members all levels at . developed leadership thirteenstates in . established soundadministrative a structure . endorsed constitution a which has stood the test of time members be active legislation to in youngchildren each affecting encouraged in state . provided pertinent publications its members for . held conferences variousstates in all membership of one dollar dues accomplished of the above on annual SACUScan be proudof its beginnings. SACUS in the 60 s Comingof Age BE G IN N IN GS During 1960 s nation the the discovered young the childl A numberof important events youngchildren and trends affecting theirfamiliesandthe personsandprogramsthat served themtookplace. Withthisdiscovery camelegislation moniesthat would mean and thatearlychildhood education wouldnever what it had beenin the years before.These be impacted SACUS justified aims goalsand purposes whichthe same events on and the on had organization beenfounded. CIVIL RIGHTS The groundswell for civil rights the early 60 s justified in the foundingpremiseof SACUS that ALLpersons interested and concerned in withthe education welfareof and young childrenshould be able to sit downtogether learn problems to solvecommon and discussconcerns relative theirworkfor andwithchildren to and theirfamilies. President Barbara Finkfeltthatconference sitesmustcontinue include to housing ALL members for and the Dallas hadto be turned site downdueto thehousing situation. 1969 acceptance In full of intothe group was signified Dr. Evangeline blacks by Ward s beingthe firstblack keynote for speaker SACUS. Shehadbeenpresent the firstconference Nashville 1950. at in in LEGISLATION purpose SACUS Another received of tremendous support withthe passage the Elemenof taryand Secondary Education of 1964. Act TitleOneof thatactprovided funding kinderfor of gartens public in schools poverty in areas.SACUS hadlongworked inclusion kindergarfor of tensin the public schools the South.Manystates of andcommunities wereableto provide for in services five-year-oldstheir school The systems. needfor teachers theseclassrooms for persons earlychildhood resulted a rushof in into education. The passage Title4-A of the Social of Security provided Act opportunity funding day for of careprograms lowincome for children thedevelopment Coordinate and of Community Child Careagencies. SACUS hadworked sinceits beginning raisehealth to andeducational stanprograms youngchildren. for dardsin all Para-professional training fundswerealso made available prepare to childcareworkers these programs. for PROJECT HEADSTART HeadStartprobably thegreatesteffect programs earlychildhood. monuhad for on This preschool mentaleffortto provide services disadvantaged to children muchchange stimulated in the profession. Many professionals re-trained be directors were to teachers aides supervi(SeeRelated sors parentinvolvement specialists for the program. etc. Section) Groups FORUMS projects Money intoprograms youngchildren varied thatpoured for and demonstration became battleground theories curricula the priority needs the whole child. a of on and of of Whatwas bestfor the child-structured formal educational lessons directed produce to gainsor broadly measurable less cognitive basedinformal structured curricula thatcould meet theneedsof thewholechild for SACUS conferences became openforums the presenpoints view.Conference like tationanddiscussion whatoftenlooked drastically of opposite of recognized needto werechosen whowere fromdifferent SACUS the speakers disciplines. More information the various from in understanding childandsociety. the integrate disciplines joining ranksof those whoworked programs servethesechildren. in menwere the to 10 OTHER ORGANIZATIONS to of recognition requests joinin the activities otherprofessional and SACUS received committee studywaysSACUS to an The appointed affiliation organizations. SACUS Board recomln with organizations.1967the committee couldcooperate other earlychildhood its with andorganizations mended of that (1)SACUScontinue policy cooperation groups (2) including NAEYC SACUS the working the welfare young for children encourage memof with NAEYCto do so individually (3) if and whena majority who wishto affiliate and ber states with the of be of the member states SACUSaffiliate NAEYC question SACUSaffiliation of recognized needfor cooperation reopened. SACUS readily the between organizations all that with in the worked behalf youngchildren. of SACUScontinued cooperate NAEYC Associato (ACEI) othernational Education International and international organiand tionfor Childhood zations. White House Conference on wasinvited sendofficial to delegates the 1960 to SACUS Hoffer The attended delegates. delegates as GeanMorgan Josephine and Children Youth. and plansthatwereoutcomes the Confer reported recommendations follow-up of highlights and groups. .tofollow on appropriate . up outcomes the of the ence.Theystressed needfor state (See Related for Section) Groups Conference eachof the states. that In 1962the National Committee Children Youth requested SACUS havean on and representative. Bonnie Mrs. Kingattended. official Day Elinor Hogg represented Association the National CareAssoour at In 1965President DC. in ciation Washington National Education The United Committee TheWorld Organization Preschool of of States (OMEP) invited the Congress OMEPto be heldin Washingof SACUSto helpsupport World TheSACUS membership votedto donate 250.00 requested a and that ton DC in 1968. FanBrooke President-Elect represented SACUS . SACUS observer allowed attend. be to (SeeSection Related Groups Section) GOVERNANCE The had The complexities governance SACUS increased. Board of of structure become Board hadbeen created was composed stabilized ninemembers.TheAdvisory and of at of from each of the states Past Presidents SACUSbecameexa representative provide the continuity the for members the Advisory Board 1963. Thishelped in official of of govornance SACUS.(SeeOrganizational Structure Section) of By In 1966 as organization. 1968 a policy SACUSwas incorporated a non-profit manual andconferenceguidelineshad been written. SACUShad taken over full financial responsibility its conferences. the end of the decade for By twelve states In wereaffiliatedwith SACUS.(See Section Affiliationof States) January 1968 the on membersattended needed firstinterim Board meeting heldin Atlanta. All Board was first a productive meeting. spirits were highandmuchwas accomplished makethis to The firstpost-conference Board meetingwhich included current officers incoming and officers was heldin 1969 also. Thishelped withtheperspective continuity governing in and the increasingly Association. complex M EM B E R S H IP The members 1000 at the beginning the decade to increased fromapproximately of over 5000by the endof 1969.Communications brought its headaches newsletters on but proceedings helped conference announcements The ballots conference and considerably. treasurer Helen Harley as treasurerfrom 1965through endof the decade worked the hardto eliminate problems missedmailings some of themembers that the of claimed.She printing mailing getting printed engaged with a that along our materials and mailed and service keptthemembership a computer. SACUS on So became Helen kepta tight computerized handon the monies SACUS results the Association. for of and produced 11 SERVTCES wereneeded Whatservices wereasked Whatservices couldSACUS effecQuestions who wasoffered members wanted secure Service to to tivelyprovide In 1964a Consultant professional during conference concerning careprograms nursery day and advisement the fromother SACUS members wereableto offervaluable who help . schools workshop heldfor officers the affiliate was A leadership of stateorganizations the night on preceding opening the conference. annual An leadership meeting was plannedfor the of futuresessions. Proceedings consultant Annualconferences Newsletter Conference the the and services grow. The Board thatmoreservices felt helped were needed.In offered members to SACUS 1969thejob placement wasdeveloped implemented. interviews wereto be service and Job heldat the conference. PUBLICATIONS morepublications. Leaflets various wereagreed The Board considered on topics on. Under SACUS was askedto be the editor theseries of the Seal Thefirst GeanMorgan Films Young for was help.A publication leaflet Children a valuable edited theGeorgia by was in State Department Education published 1969.FanBrookeand Dr. KeithOsborn of wereableto obtain rights Dr. wasediting for co-publisher forSACUS a publication Osborn to Kindergarten Who - What - Where The of the Georgia StateDepartment Education publication withgreat met a of success and wentthrough number reprintings. C O N FE R E N C E S increased 938in 1969.Thisincrease in The conference attendance to affected changes program delivered. Whenthe conference small Dr.Wolford was howthe conference was As increased for as called the groupto meettogether a bodyfor mostsessions. membership in was had the anddiversity membership experienced conference to offera morevaried program meetneeds. to fromfreedom children quality for values The Conference ranged to education themes potentials dimensions child s world in new a changing andchildren the South to creativity building thepast. (SeeSection Conferences) on on was of to A highlight eachconference the statereports evidence realservice the of the wereavailable browsing. for children the South. Commercial educational and exhibits of fare fromthe intellectual of the conference Professional cultural toursprovideddiversion and sessions. warmatmosoffered friendly the The results the conference learning of the experiences generated getting job done phere hallway for the the exchange ideas excitement of the the gatherings night parties late humorous experiences beingwithold Esprit Corps social de for new make the friends developing oneshelped SACUS Association membership. and planners volunteer during decade the the and conference met in ten different states SACUS gavetheir fortheAssociation. werefrequently unsung heros. The They the all andworkers who for and listof conference sitesandthe chairpersons planned wereresponsible the sesin on sions found Section Conferences. are AFFILIATION 1962-Alabama with in affiliated SACUS the 1960 s 1960-Oklahoma The following states North Louisiana Carolina. 1966-Georgia Mississippi 1965-Texas Kentucky 1964-Arkansas t2 AWARDS Awardforuniqueand continuous The first National contributions the growing to awarenessof the needsof young children presented Jessie was to Stanton the 1961 conference. at who received in at conferences.Others awards the 1960 s She had beena speaker SACUS were Dr.OpalWolford RuthConners Dorothy Forsythe Josephine Dr. Hoffer andSallieBeth Moore. Criteria selection the SACUS for for Member Awardwereset in1964and Outstanding (SeeSection Awards).By it was established the awardwouldbe presented that biennially. on Awardwas a truesymbol highest the closeof the 60 sthe SACUS of service SACUSand to as the profession exemplified the recipients. by PRESIDENTIAL RECOGNITION withdedication hardwork. The budgetwas thin and The presidents SACUSserved of and provided the agency which the personworked president for exceptfor backupservices by the for letters for carried office SACUS- telephone the calls travel the organization Thus etc. in 1963the SACUS Board decidedthatsomeformof recognition should madeof this be were presented all pastpresidents service.The firstCertificates Recognition of to attending in North Thosenotin attendance the 1963 conference Greensboro Carolina. received their certificates the was through mail. Thereafter Certificate presented the outgoingPresithe to dentby the President-Electthe closeof the annualconference. at REVIEW grewinrelationships During 60 sSACUS the amongtheboardmembers among states the and all and localmemberships withotherorganizations sharing concerns the about young its children.SACUSwas a professional association stature of and approached Coming of Age in the 70 s. SACUS tookits placein importance among organizations focusing the on youngchildren. issues concerning 13 SACUSand The 70 s TheVisionYears T H EBE GIN N IN GS The somewhat turbulent seemed call for SACUS reevaluate 60 s to to thoughts about As and entered 70 sbig questions the children undersix andfamilies teachers. SACUS SACUS become solvent SACUS hadgrown.The emerged CouldSACUS survive Could the vision years .lt wasthe timeof expanding making 70 scouldbe called hapand things professionals pen.SACUS leaders werededicated ready meetthe challenges concento and tratedon greatercoordination cooperation and throughout SACUS the affiliated states.Virginiaaffiliated 1972andWestVirginia 1975making totalof fourteen in in a states.SACUS position led leaders theirsiteshigh. TheSACUS Board the organization the respected into set Those werethe years it nowholds. lt wasfastbecoming stable a organization. whensome wanted dissolve organization wanted combine withan established members to the others to stoodfirmon holding to SACUS on andto thegoalssetfromthe organization others still prevailed. The beginning. latter INTER RACIAL MULTICULTURAL Fromthebeginning wasan interracial helped thepace SACUS organization. SACUS set in Task for interracial conditions the South.By 1977 Multicultural Force a was appointed with its and of SACUS continuing recognition support the emphasis the needs children on of from By was varying backgrounds. 1978one issueof Dimensions devoted multicultural cultural to issues multicultural interests. supported SACUS had luncheons concernsandlollowing sponpourL Education (OMEP) conferences Mondiale Prescolaire at soredby the Organization thus (SeeMulticulfollowing commitment greater international intercultural their to and awareness. turalSection) FINANCES Finances weretight.Questions arose Shouldduesbe raised remain same How or the be Should be Theseand otherquescouldmembership increased otherstates contacted boarddaredto make tionswerefacedin an attempt strengthen budget.The SACUS to the drastic changes.(SeeSection Leadership on Staff Fees) some AND NEWHEADOUARTERS STAFF wasthe needfor newheadquarters. headquarters housed was SACUS Onebig change at in withHelen Harley the firstpaidSACUS manCarolina 1971 as business Orangeburg South was moved Little Rock Arkansas somepaidpersonnel. a with to On ager. In 1974the office howcouldthishavehappened Mrs.Betty H. Pagan limited budget served yearsas two program headquarters LittleRock. in to the developer committed stabilizing SACUS An administration was in full assistant JaneAlexander appointed 1975whoworked time was Ann manning office.In 1978 the the firstexecutive director named Sartin. PUBLICATIONS newsletter the Proceedings fromeachyearkeptmembers inThe regular and book SACUS happenings thepublished The formed SACUS and addresses the Conference of speakers. of was was DayCareWorkshop held in came. In 1971an Infant direction set but other changes yearthe booklet Perspectives lnfantDay Care on LittleRockwith hugesuccess.The following appearwas published 1000copies an attempt keepup withthe variousresearches with in to journalwas introduced fourissues yearly.Thiselimiingon infants.In 1973Dimensions with and JoanFirstwasthe firsteditorand in 1978 natedthe SACUSnewsletter the Proceedings. journal Memhelped bringgreatrespect the organization. to Kay Powers became editor.The feel were from6101to 11 487 the 60 swhich helped in increased SACUS thatneeds bership fees from 1.50 to 2.S0 teachers parents.Membership increased and beingmetfor children from 8.00 1970 15.00 in fees in to in in 1973 andthento 3.50 1975.Conference changed 1976. 14 The needfor enrichment teachers to the publishing booklets pamphlets led in of of and Learning Mildred Dickerson Public 1977and1978 Developing Outdoor Cented by A the Splatters Guideto Ar A Relations Handbook Early for Organization Joan First by Childhood Are by for by and Experiences Young Children compiled JoanFirst Tires Toolsfor Learning vitalpartof the infants groupsettings in became a MabelB. Pitts. Daycarecenters and programs. (SeeSection Publications) focusas wellas in the conference SACUS on HELEN HARLEY MEMORIAL The 70 sbrought in manager Helen sadness thedeathof thetreasurer firstbusiness and Harley who losther lifeto cancer.The Helen MemorialAward established 1977. was in Harley givenyearly twopersons It was a scholarship who hadnever award to attended SACUS a professional growth. lt s wasto promote conference. purpose LEGISLATION in The needs for help The 70 ssawstrides legislation. began evolve legislative to to members becomemoreeffective in assure better certification standards to encourage and to for in children theSouth.In 1971 firstlegislative the committee support legislation young of was appointed encourage legislation. By to states worktoward to certification promote and 1975it was changed the Public Policy Licensing Public Policy workshops to Committee. and at partSACUS helped interested members moreawareof the the annual conferences become A Policy in column became feature Dia couldplayin the welfare young of children. Public Forum mensions 1977.The firstPublic in Policy was heldat theconference year. ln 1977 that particimembers wereencouraged support anti-poverty In 1978SACUS to the bill. delegates patedin developing for in standards nursery school andkindergartens 14 southern states. (SeeSection Legislative Public Policy) on and RESOLUTIONS resolutions Resolutions tiedclosely legislation. were EachyearSACUS offered the at to provided powerfulway establish planof action to declare position an a on conference a to a or issue.Opportunities discussissues concern appropriate waysof implementing to of and policy youngchildren. helped change feel regarding eachmember a partof the publicpolicy resolutions werepresented passed 1977 of which showed in Sevenimportant and all the interest and concern members theirrolesas childadvocates. a resulttaskforceswere of in As papers planned implement resolutions. appointed and position to the WHITEHOUSE CONFERENCE In 1970the WhiteHouse Conference Children Youthinvited on and SACUS senddeleto gatesto the conference Washington. Mildred in Dr. Mrs.BettyH. Pagan Souther and Dr. helped AlmaDavldrepresented SACUS.Theresultsof the conference sparknewgoalsfor new roads ahead. SOMEFIRSTS 1. A memorable for SACUS first was conferences thefact thata tornado roared Louisville Kentucky thefirstafternoon the conference 1974. Board in through on of members weremeeting conferees weregathering.However and SACUS carried Hotel commended membership theirexcellent the on. The GaltHouse on behavior and cooperation. 2. The firstlife membership presented Mrs.Betty H. Paganbecause her was to of untiring efforts and contributions SACUS to throughout 70 s. Shewas an unpaid the consultant program for Boardand instrumental in development the Executive to initiating Dmensions. at in 3. The firstclassfor college creditwas offered the conference 1978. 4. Twenty-five leaders for a lhink tank meeting GulfShores met Alabama SACUS at (October 1977r issues SACUSmustfaceand as groundwork for and discussed planning conferences. partyfor authors publications 5. The firstautograph of relating youngchildren was to heldat the 1978 conference. 15 THE7O S ENDING to committed organization as maturity a regional toward steadily SACUS was moving to dedicated publications leadership and needed planning program appropriately challenging parents the Southandin theworld. The 70s in and teachers the needsbtyoungchildren werethevision to was ready facethe 80 s. Those knowing SACUS that witha flourish closed years. 16 SACUSin the BO s Americans weregoingfor the goldin the80 sandso wasSACUS.lt seemed parents like andpolicymakers had suddenly discovered children undersix andtheirprograms. SACUS got busywithposition publications the Southern resolutions sheets statements fact and Legislator s Conference. Theyventured political beyond classroom dealwith serious the to and economic issues successfully. FREEPUBLIC KINDERGARTENS Fromthe beginning major SACUSgoalwasto workfor freepublic a kindergartens in every Southern goal.Everykindergarten state. During 80 s SACUS the reached that child couldnow havea kindergarten experience. took25 yearsto attainthisgoaland SACUS lt tookgreatpridein thisaccomplishment. HEADSTARTSURVIVED The HeadStartprogram been important the Southandto SACUS.During has to the 80 s Head Startwasthe onlyprogram fromtheWaron Poverty survive to Reagan s on War Inflation. survival lt s was oneof the miracles the 80 s. (SeeSection Related of on Groups) PROFESSIONALS UNITE In a muchneeded united effort child careprofessionals churches agencies many and other organizations supported Act for Better the ChildCare(ABC) Legislation. ABCfailed But in 1988. However ABC afterthe inauguration gained momentum passed Senate. and the political had become major ChildCare a issueandthe profession ready meetthe was to challenge. the endof thedecade By SACUS sawtheturn. 1980 Dr.Ann Sartin Windle SACUS s full-time first director resigned. Shehadserved since 1978.Jane Alexander Director oneyearandwas thennamedDirector served Interim as for published of Administrative for TheLivesof Families a Special Services SACUS. SACUS as lssue of Dimensions. public policy There weretwo forums the annual at conference. Work papers developmentally beganon fourposition programs parenting programs appropriate for four-year-olds quality and childcare. 1981 SACUSdrastically reorganized structure that everystateaffiliate its so had a representa(See SACUS tiveon the Boardof Directors Reorganization Chart Section Organizational on Structure). Dimensions addeda popular ldeas ideasfor babies section classroom of toddlers twos threes foursandfives. SadlyNorth Carolina becameinactive thistime. at 19 8 2 In Texas Citizens Concerned Children for successfully legislation poverty sponsored for programs policybreakfast. and health care. The SACUS Conference added public a SACUS members disapproved 1983duesincrease the Board a reconsidered tookseveral so and stepsto cut costs. Thegoalwasto expand services without substantial a duesincrease. 1983 3ackto the basicswas in vogue. Negative reportsaboutthe education systemcaused muchconcern and discussion. KidsPacraised fundsfor lawmakers who supported children s programs. CDAapplications not decrease whenthe costincreased. did HeadStartresults passedresolutions support childcare were publicized keeping program the alive. SACUS in of workers Select Committee Children the on Youthand Families Program ChildNutrition quality Funds ChildRestraint Systems childcare and HeadStart. resoluSACUS alsopassed tionsconcerning sanctions nuclear on wastedisposal weaponslreeze bilateral and concern aboutTV and children. 17 Going theGold for 1984 information who attended HeadStartrevealed which Research conducted children on positiveeffects. lt was produced long-term education the supported ideathat earlychildllood and of a muchneededboostfor earlychildhoodeducation had a lot to do withthe survival pressemphaslzed economic the valueof the program children. not Head Start. The popular had increasedOne-third the nation skindergarten The population five-year-olds greatly of of programs pressures wereconcerned werefull day programs.Professionals in aboutacademic Wouldit meanmorepressure youryoung children for The nation was half-dayprograms. latchkey noticing children. papers.A stiatement developmentally position of apSACUSspoketo theseissuesthrough propriate for in The statement appeared Dimensions. educationalexperiences kindergarten was reprinted repeatedly brochure in formfor wide distribution. particular Of concern the to Florida states was the statusof church-related carelicensing. day SouthCarolina Southern Virginia Alabama Arkansas had laws. For and North Carolina all experienced exemption Public Policy mailed Alertsin 1984. theseandothermatters SACUS the Commission six 1985 publications. year for SACUS was Nineteen hundred eighty-five a banner Response and positionstatement developmentally to the SACUS on appropriate kindergarten tremenwas weredistributed justa fewmonths.Professionals it to in copies dous. Over14 000 used positions. gaveit to lawmakers. groups Parent clarify supporttheir and Stateaffiliates ordered papers it for theirmembers. werean excellent way to meetaffiliate SACUS sawthat position public policyneeds.Probably othersingle no has action SACUS hadsuchan impact by both papers withinandoutside SACUS.Threenewposition werecommissioned quality of on day for care parenting programs four-year-olds. and parlayed ldeas Great its section useful popular into ldeas SACUS and collections called Lives Families published a special from Dimensions. first issueof Dimensionsin of as s 1980is nowa bookfromHumanics Press. its SACUS published response A Nation to at Fiskas Acting WhatWe Know DeSigning Effective Programs Young for on DimenChildren. published themeissues Learning Read and Parent sions two on to lnvolvement. 1986 The SACUSDivision Development for fromthe Grants evolved and Foundation Commitjeopardizing purpose programs outreach was to financenew without tee. lts and efforts fundsor increasing operating dues. Mrs.BettyH. Pagangaveleadership thisventure the to at 1986conference. launched fund-raising fromthe membership its first SACUS thenfriends andthenfrombusinesses otheragencies. and publication Culture introduced multicultural Lessons Early for SACUS a and Learning Education. Dimensions Childhood added ChildAdvocacy a Column.Thiswasthe journal s public year Childcarewasthe topicfor the conference policy 1Sth luncheon. new Several reflected needsof the times. Research SACUS committees the and Statistics collected data personnel. in The on programs the SACUS states. firstwason kindergarten Related Organization sought buildbridges to between manygroupstrying servechildren. the The Publicato The tionsCouncilwasappointed. Health Nutrition and Committee dealtwith the Aidsissues imm rnization sanitation childcare. in and 1987 in Council coordinated the madesomeimportant changes 1987.A PublicPolicy SACUS platform policy institute legislative and workof childadvocacy resolutions public the the position (SeeSection Organizational The Division Development for statements. on Structure) begancollecting fundsfromthe membership. fund- raising The was launched in campaign 1987at the SACUSConference Memphis. in froma logodepicting SACUS changed children 18 handswitha child. (SeeSection on on slidesto the stylized drawing an adult holding of released firstfactsheet its Histories SACUS SACUS Research Statistics Committee of and ) The Statusof Kindergartens SACUS States. in published Legislative The its Platform the Octoberissueof Dimensions statein SACUS practices publicschool mentlisted in specific that SACUS supports childcareservices programs parents earlychildhood educators childcareproviders financing. and and 1988 in NAEYC s Although ACTfor Better ChildCarefailed 1988 Accreditation Academy the politicians parents. promotion was reaching hundreds professionals Theirtelevision of and quality furthered causeof in members the availability affordability childcare.SACUS and and groups wereactively involved theseefforts. in affiliate released position SACUS a statement multicultural on education. SACUS tookthe position planning teachers parents required effort and thatmulticultural education conscious and by were were children.Bothsimilarities differences stressed myths and and and misconceptions Awareness models instructional role intentionally specifically and corrected. and strategies hadto be coordinated. raised in SACUS alsoreleased history a brochure duesto 10.00 be effective 1989-90 to year membership and issuedthefirstPublic Policy Institute Report.SACUS moved into a larger SACUS initiated office spaceandbegan process selecting executive the of an director. questions in kindergartens. Survey askedabout the proposed a survey testing Southern of procedures impact testing wellas how testswereselected required adminiand of as and placement program impacts and emphasis developmentally on approstered and how testing priate practices earlyacademics testscores. or and 1989 Dr CathyGrace Director SACUS.Dr.Grace was tookoffice June1 as Executive of instrumental the establishment developmentally in kindergarten Mississippi. in of appropriate Shefeltthat Ourworldis fullof a great number things SACUS approach for of to and explore as we seek to affectchildren in a very profound acrossthe South and positive way. goals in five areasits SACUS issueda missionstatement describing philosophical profession public. (Div family professionals children The Division Development for and Dev) otfers mini-grants members affiliates projects supportof the mission for in to or Div Devplannedto apply for matching statement. funds from corporations foundaand for tions.Div Devplannedto purchase developtrainingmaterials sale and reprintby or SACUS. A sixth positionpaper The Appropriate in Uses of Computers Early Childhood givesSACUSa clear stanceon a controversial issue. More than 45 000of Education passeda resolution first three positionpaperswere disseminated. the SACUS opposing The corporalpunishment. PublicPolicyCouncildeveloped manualfor SACUSadvoa president provided A cates. new atfiliate notebook management tools and successful ideas. job description A existedfor every SACUScommittee commission and staff position. personnel policymanualgave specific guidelines. A SACUSwent for the Gold. SACUSenteredthe gO sas a large and much more prevailed. stood businesslike organization. a friendlyand supportive Yet We atmosphere qualityof child care in the South and to see that developmentally ready to improvethe practices were the norm. appropriate What will be accomplished the future Perhaps in we will deal with poverty singleparenthood and teen pregnancy. know that testing We 19 philosophical professional issues. How will and will continuity be important and program from lobbying papersto mediacampaigns to position Will we respond we movefrom undersix How campaigning will we servechildren 20 SACUSHistoriansand History Committees 1955 6 Gean Morgan 195846 Rea Llndler 196748 Allce Kouser 1968-71 REaLlndler 1971-74 Dr. AlmaW. Davld 1974.76 Judy FranksDoebler Llalsonto the Board 1988-90 Mrs. Alma MayScarborough March 1981 3 (FL) Dr. Alma David Chairperson (KY) Mrs. MarianHamilton Dr. JeanneGllley(LA) Mrs.Jo Ann Nalley(AR) (NC) Dr. HelenCanaday (TN) Mrs.Alma May Scarborough (MS) Dr. PeggyEmerson Mrs. Kay C. Powers Consultant March25 1987-89 (FL) Dr. Alma Davld Chairperson (AR) Mrs.Jo Ann Nalley (MS) Dr. PeggyEmerson Dr. Jeanne Gilley(LA) (NC) Dr. HelenCanaday (OK) Dr. Elaine Wilson (TN) Mrs.Alma May Scarborough Mrs. Kay C. Powers Consultant April13 1989 (FL) Dr. AlmaDavid Chairperson (NC) Dr. HelenCanaday (MS) Dr. PeggyEmerson (TN) Mrs. Alma MayScarborough Dr.Jacqueline Davis(AL) Mrs.Cindy (SC) Nail Lialson tho Board to (AR) Mrs.Jo Ann Nalley Mrs. Kay C. Powers Consultant 21 SACUS Logos 1960 19 8 7 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six P.O.Box5403 Brady Station Little Rock 4R72215 (501)227-6404 22 Introduction poliThe structure an organization its of determines abilityto makeand implement groupthat meeb the needsof a growing As cies that will affectits members. with any membership haverevised and reformulated structures the SACUSBoardmembers whichgovernand promote manyfacetsof organizational leadership. Thesechanges the profession. in the earlychildhood have reflected changes society the in and a 23 The SACUS Constitutions 1952-1985 and Bylaws Revisions ASSOCIATION 1952The nameof this organization be theSOUTHERN REGIONAL shall ON CHILDREN UNDER SIX. To Articlell - Purpose increase awareness the needsof children of undersix in the South and to provide opportunities bettercoordination effortsof parents for of religious workers doctors teachers socialworkers and othersin this field. membership individuals by local and from To accomplish it welcomes this and healthand others. stateorganizations social religious civic educational publickindergartens will Someof its particular concerns be to aid in promoting and stiandards throughout South determining settingof healthand educational the in for nursery kindergartens care and othergroupcenters local schools day young legislation communities at the statelevel support desirable and of affecting of to children and encouragement stateand localassociations aid in attaining theseobjectives. 1954Artlcle- Name I ASSOCIATION CHILThe nameof this organization be theSOUTHERN shall ON DRENUNDER SrX (SACUS). 1962Articlell - Purpose and To Increase and to work for knowledge understanding awareness the needs of undersixin the South both at schooland at home and to provide of children parents for research workers doctors opportunlties cooperation between teachers religious workers and othersin this field. will concerns SACUS be of Someof the particular 1.To work for theinclusion kindergartens public in the of schoolsystems throughout the South. for kindergartens 2. To ralsehealthand educational standards nursery schools in day care and othergroupcenters localcommunities the states. and with concerned the healthand educa3. To work for stateand federallegislation youngchlldren tlon of and 4. To encourage to theseobjectives. stateand localassociations support 1967Artlclell - Buslness The 1967agenda was similar that in 1962with the exception work for state of to with of concerned the healthand education youngchildren. and federallegislation This point was not adclressed duringthis year. 1974Artlclell - Purposes The purpose this organization be to work in behalfof the needsand of shall rightsof youngchildren. furtherpurpose A opportunities the for shall be to provide groupswho are concerned the well-being with of cooperation individuals of and youngchildren will concerns SACUS be of Someof the particular of 1.To furtherthe development knowledge understanding youngchildren of and information. and the dissemination such of growthof persons working with youngchildren 2. To contribute the professional to 24 publications othermediaof exchange. of and lhrgughthe provision conferences 3. To encourage provision educational developmental the of anO services and resources youngchildren the region. for in 4. To work to improve standards groupcare and education children the for of and improve qualityof life for them. the 5. To provide support stateassociations their work for theseobjectives. for in 1981Articlell - Purpose The purpose this organization be to work in behalfof youngchildren of shall and theirfamilies. 25 Officers Executive and Advisory Boards 1952 ArticlelV - The Officers The officersshall consistof the Chairman the Conference Chairman the Vicefor PublicRelations The Chairman and the Secretary-Treasurer. Executive Board shall consist of the 13 State Representatives. 1954 ArticlelV - The Officers The officersshall consist of the President Vice-President Secretaryand Treasurer. performthe duties usuallyperformed such officers. They shall The President by for shall be electedby the membership a term of one year. and Vice-President The Secretaryand Treasurershall be electedfor a period of three years by the membership with staggered terms of office. ArticleV - The Executive Board The Executive Boardshall consistof the officers the conference committee chairman the outgoing President a Representative from each of the thirteenstates and in the Association. StateRepresentatives The electedby the membersof the state group and the conference recommended the President committee chairman by EachRepresentative shall serve as chairshall be approvedby the current Board. man of a state committee. 1956 Article lV - The Officers Amend ArticlelV above to add The Vice-President shall serve as the membership chairman. The officersshall consistof the President Vice-President Treasurer Secretary Past-President Conference They shall Chairman and three members large. at performthe duties usuallyperformed such officersand shall be known as the by Executive Board. The President for and Vice-President shall be electedby the membership a term of one year.The three Members-at-Large for shall be electedby the membership The Conference a periodof two years. Chairman shall be namedby the host state subject to approvalof the Executive Board. Article V - The AdvisoryBoard The AdvisoryBoard shall consistof the ExecutiveBoard and a representative from each of the states in the Association. representatives to be selected The are by the state association and in those states where there is no association the representatives shall be selectedby the state delegation the annual SACUS at conference. 1962 Article lV - The Officers The officersshall consistof the President Vice-President Secretary Treasurerand the President-Elect. President The and Vice-President shall be electedby the members for a term of one year.The President-Elect be electedby the members shall The Secretaryand the Treasurershall be one year before electionas President. elected by the membersfor a period of two years with staggeredterms of office. A nominating committee appointed the President by shall preparea slate of candidates each office. list of the candidates for A with a short biographical 26 sketch of each and the ballot shall be mailed to each memberat least six weeks before the Annual Conference. Provision shall be made on the ballot for write-in candidates each office. for The filled-outballots returnedto the nominating committee at least two weeks before the Annual Conference will constitutethe vote.The nominating committee will report the resultsof the ielectionat the businessmeeting of the AnnualConference. The duties of officersshall be specifiedin writing and accompany the Constitution but may be changedat the Direction the ExecutiveBoard rather than by conof stitutional action. The President-Elect shall assumethe duties of the Presidentin the event that the fatter is unable to serve in that capacityduring part of her elected year of office. 1980 Article V - Officers Section F - The ExecutiveBoard year shall commencewith the post-Conference Board meetingand concludeat the close of the pre-conference Board meetingthe year. following ArticleVl - The Executive Board Section F - The Executive Committee shallbe composed the President Presidentof Elect lmmediate PastPresident the Treasurer the Executive and with Directoras exofficiomember. The Executive is Committee empowered act for the Boardin emerto gency mattersin which a decisionis urgent and cannot await the total action of the Board. actions of the Executive All Committeemust be communicated writin ing to the total ExecutiveBoard for their review. 1985 Article Vl - Officers SectionA - The electedofficersof the Association shall be a Presidentand a President-Elect immediatePast President. or SectionC - Electionof the President-Elect shall be by mailed ballot to the SACUS membership. The electionof President-Elect occurs every other year. Section D - The term of office for the President shall be for two years or until a successorhas been electedand assumedoffice. The term of office for the President-Electshall be for one year.The President-Elect assumesthe office of President after serving one year in the positionof President-Elect. Section F - Officersshall assumeduties at the beginningof the SACUS fiscal year and to concludeat the close of the fiscal year. SectionG - A vacancy in the office of President shall be filled by the VicePresident. vacancyin other officesshall be filled by appointment the Board of A of Directors. 1974 ArticleVl - Executive Board Section - The ExecutiveBoardshallmeet at least three times a year.Meetings C shall be called by the President at the written requestof at least five members or The President of the Board. shall designate time and place of such meetings. the Section D - A simple majority the membersof the ExecutiveBoard shall constiof tute a quorum. ArticleVll - Advisory Board SectionC - The AdvisoryBoard will meet with the SACUS ExecutiveBoard twice by annuallyat a time and place designated the SACUSPresident. 27 Article lX - Business Meetings sessions duringthe annual SectionA - The Association shall meet in business Board. with the time and place determined the Executive by conference of shall constitute quorumfor a SectionB - Fifty voting members the Association the transaction business. of 1980 ArticleVl - Executive Board Boardshall meet at least once a year. SectionC - The Executive ArticleVll - AdvisoryBoard Board at SectionC - The AdvisoryBoardwill meet with the SACUS Executive least once a year at a time and placedetermined the Executive Board. by (Changed (1974)to once a year.) from twice annually 1981 ArticleVll - Board of Directors Sectlon D - The Board of Directorsshall meet at least twice a year.(Changed back to twice from once) and President-Elect shall be for one SectionC - The term of officefor President year or until a successor The Presidenthas been electedand assumesoffice. Elect assumesthe officeof President after servingone year in positionof PresiSecThe SecondVice-President dent-Elect. term of officefor First Vice-President retary Treasurerand Members-at-Large shall be for two years or until successors have been elected and assumeoffice. for In SectionD - A minimumof two candidates each office shall be nominated. provision addition shall be made for write-incandidates. The electionof Presiof SectionE - Election officersshall be by mailedballot. Treasurer and two MembersThe First Vice-President dent-Elect occursannually. years the SecondVice-President Secretary and at-Largeare electedin the odd are two Members-at-Large elected in the even years. shall be filled by the Second SectionG - A vacancyin the officeof President by Vice-President.vacancyin other officesshall be filled by appointment the A Board. Executive ArticleVl - Executive Board Boardshall consistof the electedofficersof the AssoSectionA - The Executive Past-President. ciationand the immediate generalsupervision the Associaof Board shall exercise SectionB - The Executive the of and implement purposes the Association. tion transactbusiness Board may conductbusiness mail.A simple majority by SectionE - The Executive time on vote of the membersof the Boardmust be securedwithin a stipulated order to effect action. Article Vll - AdvisoryBoard Section B - AdvisoryBoard memberswill serve as liaisonagents betweenSACUS They will transmitneeds and ideas from the state and the state organizations. groups advise the ExecutiveBoard on mattersof state concernand communicate to the state organizations program problemsand concernsof SACUS. the Note Board of Directorswas chosen to supplantthe term ExecutiveBoard. Each Article and each SectionutilizingExecutiveBoard was changedto use the new term. Article Vll - Board of Directors section A - The Board of Directorsshall be composed of one electedrepresentative from each affiliatestate President PresidentElect and immediatePast President. will elect a Vice-President from within that Section B - The Board of Directors lt body s membership. shall selectthe fiscalofficerof the Association and a Secretary for the Board of Directors. of PresiCommittee shall be composed the President SectionG - The Executive Past President Vice-President the FiscalOfficer. The and dent-Elect lmmediate or ExecutiveCommitteeis impowered act for the Board of Directorsin emergency to mattersin which a decisionis urgentand cannotawait total actionof the Board. must be communicated writing to the in All action of the Executive Committee for total Board of Directors their review. Article lX - Committees with the approvalof the Board of Directorsshall appointsuch The President committees necessary carry on the work of the Association. as to 29 StateRepresentatives 1952 Article lV - The Officers The Executive Board shall consistof the 13 State Representatives. 1954 ArticleV - The Executive Board The Executive Board shall consistof the officers the conference committee chairman president representative the outgoing and a from each of the thirteenstates in the Association. state representatives The electedby the membersof the state group and the conference committee chairman recommended the President by shall be approvedby the currentBoard. Each representative shall serve as chairmanof state committee. 1958 ArticleV - The AdvisoryBoard The AdvisoryBoard shall consistof the Executive Board and a representative from each of the statesin the Association in thosestateswherethere is no Associaand tion the representative shall be selected the state delegation the annual by at SACUS conference. 1962 ArticleV - The Executive And Advisory Boards The AdvisoryBoard shall consistof the Executive Board and a representative from The each of the states in the Association. State Representative shall be electedby In the state organization appointed the State President. those stateswhere or by the shall be electedby the state delegation at there is no Association representative In of the the annual SACUSconference. the absence a statedelegation State Representative shall be appointed theSACUSPresident-Elect. by 1980 ArticleVll - Advisory Board SectionA - TheSACUSAdvisoryBoardshall consistof the President each affiliate of will serve as liaisonagents state assocation. SectionB - AdvisoryBoard members They needsand ideasfrom between SACUSand the state organizations. will transmit Boardon matters state concern the state groups advisethe Executive of and comproblems municate the state organizations program to the of and concerns SACUS. ArticleV - The Executive and AdvisoryBoard Boardshall consistof the five officers The Executive and three the Past President Members-at-Large. three Members-at-Large be electedby the members The shall for according the procedures to described officersand will serve for a periodof two years with staggered The AdvisoryBoardshall consistof the Executerms of office. from each of the states in the Association. State The tive Board and a representative Representative shall be electedby the state organization appointed the State or by President. those stateswhere there is no association representative In the shall be electedby the state delegation the annual at SACUSconferences. the absenceof In the by a state delegation State Representative shall be appointed the SACUS President-Elect. 1 Membersof all boardsshall assumethe duties of their officeon September of year. each The dutiesof the officers were spelled out in 1962. 30 1963 ArticleV - The Executive and AdvisoryBoards The following was added to the above of 1962 All Past-Presidents be ex-officio shall members the AdvisoryBoard. of 1968ArticlelV - The Officers Addedto the 1962 and 1963 line up of officers was the following The Historian shall be appointed the President a term of three years. In for by addition the term of officefor the three Members-at-Large changedto three was years. 1974 Changesin previousConstitution made the following revisions the Articlesand of By-Laws Article V - Officers SectionA - Added to the officersa First Vice-President SecondVice-President a and a fourth Member-at-Large. SectionB - The duties of the Officers in shall be those specified the Association s PolicyManual. lf duringtheir electedyear(s)of office any of the four officersother than the President find they are unableto serve in their electedcapacity the President shall appointa memberto serve in that capacity until the next regularelectionof These appointees officers. and the nomination for committee the next electionwill year.Members-at-Large have no obligations each other for the following to who are unableto serve their electedyears of officewill be replaced presidential by appointment. 1981 ArticleV - AffiliateState Representatives SectionA - Each affiliate state representative shall be nominated the respective by prior committee and electedby the respective state nominating state membership to the annualconference. SectionB - A minimumof two candidates each affiliate for state representative position shall be nominated. SectionC - Each affiliate state representative shall be electedfor a two-yearterm. years according Terms of officeshall be staggered odd and even numbered in to policy.SectionD - Affiliate SACUS state representative shall be a voting member of their affiliatestate boards. SectionE - Affiliate state representatives assumetheir duties at the annual shall meetingof the Boardof Directors. SACUSpost conference SectionF - A vacancyin the officeof affiliate state representative shall be filled president. throughappointment the respective by affiliate state 1985 ArticleV - Affiliate State Representatives state representatives assumetheir duties at the beginshall SectionE - Affiliate ning of theSACUSfiscalyear. 31 1 r1 1. lvremDersruP 1952 Article lll - Membership with the The membership shall be open to all personsin the South concerned young child withoutrestriction race or creed. The following of states shall be part of the Southern considered region Alabama Arkansas Florida Georgia KenLouisiana Mississippi North Carolina Tennestucky Oklahoma South Carolina see Texas and Virginia. 1974Thefirst changein regardto Membership proposed 1974 as follows was in Article l Membership By-Laws will with SectionA - Membership be opento persons concerned infants young and children. SectionB - Thereshall be two classes membership of (a 1. Affiliate member a state of affiliate association.) personnot a memberof a state affiliate (a 2. Individual organization.) year shall be from September through 1 August31. SectionC - The membership Articlelll - Rightsof Members Members and shall be entitledto vote to hold office to attendbusinessmeetings to to to gain a hearing be eligiblefor appointment committees receiveperiodito and publications. cals and to receiveannouncements conferences of Article lV - State Affiliation primarily furtherpurposes with those to compatible Any state association organized procedure. of state upon completion affiliation of SACUS may becomean affiliate must be a memberof SACUS. Every memberof the state association 1981 Article - Membership will with infantsand SectionA - Membership be open to personsconcerned young children and their families. 32 Dues 1952Article ll - Dues yearly September and covering period The duesshallbe 1.00 1st fromSeptember due the 1stto August 31st eachyear. Theywillentitle member the proceedings the annual the to of plansand announcementsfuture of conference conferences 1.00credit toward and the forthcoming fee. conference 1954Artlcle ll - Dues members the proceedings the amended read Duesentitle Lastsentence above of to to of plans to association andto announcementsconferences. of annual conference 1962ArtlcleVll- Dues 25 with of affiliates SACUS membership lf a stateor localorganization at least members per Thedefinition affiliation thatall members the is shallbe 1.00 member. of of duesannually of established the by are andmeetrequirements stateor localorganization members SACUS will Board.The stateor localtreasurer collect SACUS duesfor the fiscalyearof Executive with 1 August andsendthemoney thelistof members theiradand Septemberthrough 31 Treasurer. Executive The Board decide arrangements will regarding the dresses the SACUS to Individual membership shallbe dues duesto be madewitheachstateat thetimeof affiliation. Dues members theprivilege voting announcementannual annually. entitle to of of 1.50 plans Proceedings the Annual of Conference anynewsletters publicity and Conference or Board. approved the Executive by 1974By-Laws- Articlell-Dues Board. Duesfor eachclassof membership be determined the Executive shall by 1981By-Laws- Artlcle ll-Dues The memby of Duesfor eachclassof membership be determined the Board Directors. shall 1 boards and in Dimensions January for by through theirstateaffiliate bership shallbe informed 1. effective following the September duesalteration 33 Meetings 1952ArtlcleV-Meeilngs The Association shallmeetannually bringoutstanding to leaders present to newideas to share problems and solutions to promote feeling unityamongfellow-workers the and a of in field. The Association part shallmeetin a different of the Southeachyearto permitvisiting of manyfacilities and giveopportunity attendance the maximum for to number oipersonsou6 a periodof several years. The usualmeeting dateshallbe duringFebruary Marchto be or determined eachyearby the Chairman Conference the Chairman the hostgroup. and 1956ArtlcleVl- Meetlngs The lastsentence the above of waschanged read Theplaceanddateof meetings to shallbe determined eachyearby the Executive Board the annual at meetings. 1962ArtlcleVl- AnnualConferences The Association holdan annual will conference present to newideas fromoutstanding leaders problems solutions to share and through workshops discussion and groups to piomote and a feeling unity of program among fellowworkers theSouth.TheChairman theConference in of and Local Arrangements be named the President will by uponrecommendationthe host of state.Theplaceof theconference be determined the Executive will by Board and the membersattending annualconference. conference is set by the president the host the The time of state. Invitations be accepted advance the approval the Board may in with of andthe membership. 1968ArtlcleVl - AnnualConference The lastsentence the above1962reference the annual of to conferences changed was to read The Chairman Conference of Program Local Arrangements be named the and will by President uponrecommendationthe hoststate. of 34 Amendments 1954Arilcle Vlll - Amendments votesof members by Thisconstitution be amended any annual conference a two-thirds may at Board. presentprovided amendment beenpreviously by has considered the Executive the 1980By-Laws- ArticleX Revislons and Amendments present any at maybe amended a two hirds vote of the members A by Section - The By-Laws considered the Executive by The shallhavebeenpreviously meeting. amendment business date. dayspriorto the meeting mailed the membership leastthirty at Board to and copies and Amendments 1981By-Laws- ArtlcleXl Revisions present any voteof the members at maybe amended a two-thirds by A Section - The By-Laws by of considered the Board The shall meeting. amendments havebeenpreviously business dayspriorto the meetingdate. mailed the membership leastthirty at Directors copies to and fromthe Board mayoriginate of for or B Section - Recommendations amendments revisions with of appointed the President the approval the by Directors a committee members from of of Board Directors fromanyfiftymembers the Association. or of mustbe by of or originated fiftymembers the Association C Section - Amendments revisions with This by of submitted the membership the Board Directors its recommendation. shallbe to in A meeting specified Section havebeenfulafterthe conditions doneat the first business filled. 35 Dissolution 1968ArtlclelX - Dlssolutlon. will 1. ln the eventof dissolution residual the assets thisorganization be turned of overto one fromFederal income as organizations whichthemselves exempt are tax or moreorganizations in Revenue described Section (c) (3)of the Internal 501 Codeof 1954or the corresponding provisions anyprioror futurelnternal Revenue of Code the Federal Stateor localgovernor public purpose. mentfor exclusively 2. The Executive Board and or elected officers shall designate or moreorganizations one within accordance Article Section lX 1. of 1980ArtlcleXll - Dlssolutlon the Assoclation of A for Section - A recommendation the dissolution the Association be adopted a of shall by vote Board in three-fourths of the members the Executive of andbe submitted writing the to membership. recommendation be approved three-fourths the members The voting shall by of B on the issue. Section - In the eventof dissolution residualassets thisorganization the of will whichthemselves exempt fromFederal inbe turned overto one or moreorganizations are in Revenue cometax as organizations described Section (c) (3)of the Internal 501 Codeof provisions anyprioror futureInternal 1954or the corresponding Revenue of Code or the public purpose. federal for stateor localgovernment exclusively Parliamentary Authority 1974ArtlcleXlll Parllamentary Authority governing A Rulesof Order Revised Section - Roberts shallbe the parliamentary authority this Association. 36 Synopsis Executive of BoardStructure 1948 On March12 1948 whenthe Nashville for Council the Education Children of Under Six (theforerunner SACUS)was organized following of were elected the officers Mrs.PollyMcVickar Vanderbilt Chairman Cooperative School Vice-Chairman NolaTimm Miss Wesley House Recording Miss Secretary AlmaWilliams WestEndMethodist WeekdayKinderChurch garten Mrs. Secretary DavidRice RiceKindergarten Corresponding MissGeanMorgan Treasurer Peabody Demonstration Nursery School. in from 1950- Forthe firstmeetings Nashville individual eachstatewasasked be on the an to (then whichturned to be oneof the strengths the organization out of 51 planning committee Boardworked withrepresentatives the states from and later).The Executive closely and individuals eachstatewereasked be on the planning from to committee. remained March Regional 1952 The above until 22 1952whenThe Southern Associastructure Elected were President Vice-Presitionon Children Under wasorganized. Six officials Chairman Secretary. and dent Program 1954 At the Biloxi meeting May21 1954a constitution adopted was whichprovided the on for President a Vice-President.secretary a treasurer election a of A wereto annual and and be elected everythreeyearswithstaggered termsof office. The newconstitution stated Board thatthe Executive should consist the officers conference of the chaircommittee president a representative eachof the 13 states the Assoman the outgoing from in and were ciation.Thestaterepresentatives to be elected the members the stategroup. by of Eachrepresentative to serveas chairman a statecommittee. was of 1956 The constitution amended was whichpermitted secretary treasurer havetwo the and to yearsof office instead three. of 1958 The constitution revised include was Board. to three Members-at-Largethe Executive on Theywereto servefor a period twoyears.Theconstitution provided an Advifor of also whichwasto consist the Executive Board from of anda representative eachof soryBoard in were The the states the Association. representatives to be selected stateassociaby where was tions In thosestates therewas no stateassociation representative to be the selected the statedelegation the annual by at conference. 1959 The custom was established the Executive Advisory for Boards arrive and to oneday in in advance theconference takeup thebusiness theAssociation. of to of Continuity adminivotedto electa President-Elect wasstrengthened yearwhenthe membership strations this Three whowould on the Executive Board oneyearprior serving President. for as be to was Members-at-Large added the Executive were Board.A legislative committee apto pointed. running theorgani1969 In January executive metin Atlanta planfor a smoother of the board to zationin the future.The Board alsometin September eachyear to enable incoming of the year. Thesetwo meetPresident assume or herduties thebeginning thefiscal his at of to Board ingsbetween and the to conferences became traditional haveenabled Executive muchmoreefficiently. function of of the to 1970 To giveadditional attention the needs the states Presidents thestateassociapriorto the January Executive Board workshop Atlanta in tionswereinvited a one-day to Margaret Theworkshop planned conducted the President-Elect was by meeting. and with of him her thepresentconcerns the stateorganizations. whichhelped acquaint Cone 37 Business Manager of 1971 The appointment HelenHarley of and the establishment permanent 1 wasa steptoward of carrying the business the oron headquarters September 1971 on ganization. wasselected Dimensions Dimensions for . replaced SACUS 1973 An editor the JoanFirst Newsletter. editorwas responsible the Board. The to was Rock AR.following 1974 The SACUS headquarters moved Little to HelenHarley s deathon An Member-at-Large added the Board Directors. was June13 1974. additional to of program was appointed 1975 Mrs.BettyH. Pagan developer committed stabilizing to the A in Rock. Commission Finance appointed. Comon was The SACUS headquarters Little groundwork future publications. for was mittee Publications the JaneAlexander on set Administrative Assistant. namedSACUS was appointed Executive Director April 1 1978. KayPowers was ap1978 AnnSartin as on pointed 1978. Dimensions editor of October was Dr. Windle resigned 1980 Afterthe director AnnSartin JaneAlexander namedInterim for Director Administrative of Services oneyear. wouldbe thatof president. 1981 A reorganizationthe Board Theonlyofficer be elected to of were withineach to by State representatives elected the SACUSBoard the membership wouldbe elected fromamong thoserepresentatives and officer state. Thesecretary fiscal of by the Board Directors. 1985 Theofficeof President changed a two-year was to termto startin 1988. was for 1986 The SACUSAd HocCommittee appointed develop structure procedures to the and for establishing SACUSDivision Development. the No Boardmember serveon SACUScommittees eachBoard will but member be apwill pointed liaison oneboardcommittee. EveryBoard member be assigned a comwill to to mission. 1989 Dr.CathyGrace was appointed Executive Director began SACUS and serving June 1 19 8 9 . 38 SACUS OrganizationChart SACUSBoardOf Directors President President-ElectPastpresident or Affil Representatives iate Director Of Admin istrative Services Division Development for Advisorv Board Ad HocCommittees (Board and or Members) Commissions (Board Members) Committees Finance Personnel Conference Advi Standing Committees Members) -(Non-Board Awards Building Grounds and Computer Index Editorial Board Health Membership Multicultural Nominatino Public Policy Council Advocacy Legislative Platform Resolutions positionpapers and PublicPolicyInstitute Research Statistics 39 Introduction SACUS has grownbecause the stateswhichhaveaffiliated.Eachstatecontributes its of in way to the organization. Special are stateneedsand ncerns addressed reand own special publications conference flectedthrough sessions well as policies determined the as are by and its Boardof Directors.As ideasare merged SACUS becomes stronger and enlarges abilityto in the and enrich livesof youngchildren theirfamilies the South. AffiLiation Defined Board the as officially defined word Affiliation Allmembers the On April20 1961 Executive established by of andmeetrequirements are of the stateor localorganization members SACUS Board. the Executive 40 Apptication for Affiliation with SACUS Affiliation meansthat all members the stateor localorganization of becomemembers SACUS. of 1. Nameof organization 2. Location 3. Typeor Group(state city county etc.) 4. Number Members of 5. Purposes Organization of (goals) 6. Age of Organization (whenfounded) 7. President N a me Address Treasurer Name Address 8 Nameand address two members SACUSfamiliar of in withyourorganization N a me Address Name Address Return the President the to of Southern Association Children on Under Six Signature person of making request affiliation for Address Dateof Application 41 Datesof States Affiliation (Mar. 19) Oklahoma 1964 Arkansas (oct.) (oct.) Kentucky Mississippi Georgia Lousiana North Carolina. ( . 1 9 7 5 Ap r 1 1 ) WestVirginia From 1966 Association Children through spring 1980 North the of the Carolina on Under Six (NoCaCUS)was atfiliate member the parent an of organization SACUS. 1980NoCaCUS In beThe was cameinactive an organization. inactive as status takenso thatthe organization couldreactivate anytime.A number North at haveretained of Carolinians non-affiliate membership while serving the Board on andcommittees. 42 How Tlo OrganizeastateAssociation The following stepswereusedby onestate(Oklahoma). Thesestepsare presented as a only guide. Eachstatewill haveassetsas wellas problems particular whichare unique the to stateat planning. thetimeof Organizational A proposed stateorganization couldbecome identified the SACUSgroupevenbefore with organization calling conference organizational by the or meeting the State(insert by nameof state) Conference Children on Under we Six. In Oklahoma called meeting thepurpose publicfor our of ity OneDayConference Children on Under Six Guidesfor Organuzation 1. Discuss purpose the possibility organizing StateAssociation Children the and of a on Under Six persons individually in informalgroups. people The mayinclude withkeypeople either or public private in health work nursery working public social schools church schools kinand programs. laboratory (Tryto think nurses childwelfare college university and dergartens and in in of keypeople allagencies workwithchildren families all localities yourstate). that and of 2. Writethesekeypeople talkwiththemandobtain nameandaddress persons their or the of in in localities maybe interested beinginvited a one-day who to conference workshop or concerningchildren under six. (Explain for 3. Geta sponsor yourone-day conference. SACUSanditspurposes) University Welfare Agencies. The invitation should comefroma groupandthisgroup Group Church wouldhelpthe leader determine typeof meeting thelocation. to the and (lnvolve manypeople possible for 4. Planconference select chairman the meeting. and a as as andgivethemjobsto do). Include cardto confirm. a 5. lssueinvitation attend to conference. who havereplied.(12wereselected Oklain from an Committee keypersons 6. Select Advisory meeting thedayof theconwiththe Conference Chairman a luncheon at on homa meet to purposes) ference the following for A. To prepare slateof officers. a membership fees. B. To recommend plans. future C. To make year. for D. Decide a conference on chairman the following howmanyofficers duties each. and of E. Decide (Thiscouldbe duplicated and constitution. 7. Election Officers presentation a proposed of of and yearthe group wouldhaveopportunity reactduring yearin writing.The following members to the should appointed workon the be to modify change etc.) A committee members couldadopt Constitution. plansfor growth andactivities BoardMeetings during yearto formulate the Executive 8. Regular for the StateGroup. 43 Introduction progress through increase in is can an Onemeasuring stickby whichan organization assess gains. Working meetthe membership membership. has to to SACUS beenfortunate enjoysteady has in needsof earlychildhood and by trends the field SACUS educators advocates anticipating grownandwillcontinue reach widening circle caregivers decision makers who the of and to out to on depend SACUS keeptheminformed. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiE40 s0........i.i .iii.i. iii. ....................... i.. ..i.iii 34 ii.iiiiiiiiii...r...i. ji.. l . .g60 . . . .. i. 1.l .......... . . l .illll r iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilis ili Ebiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiii.i .i . .. 1950-51 140 1970-71 7 116 7 435 1972-73 524 1952-53 ii.iU5pm i .i i.i ijii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ii. i iir iiiiiii iiii i4gs. i.iiiiii.iiiiiiiiii i i iiiiiiiiii.ii. i...iri 10 443 1974-75 1954-55 NotAvailable iiiiii iiiii iiiilliiiiil0 iiiiiiiiii l i.tiiilii s5r si.i.i...iri.i.i i ii . r .r .. ii .ir .i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i.ili i ili iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii riiiririiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiriiiiiii i iit.irtrt .t.t. gsiiiliitiiit .i.. iii.iii ii..iti itt iiiiiiii.iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiti iiiiiiii 10 237 1976-77 479 1956-57 1958-59 1 9 6 0-1 1962-3 1964-5 1966-7 1968-9 1 116 1978-79 1 9 8 0 - 1 1982-3 11 487 O S26 i iiitiiitiiitiiiiiiiiiliiil i lii l .ll l i i i l t t...t. . . . . . . . . . . .ll lilrriili iii iiiiiErrwsiliiiiiirliiriiliir ruE8 i l i iiii i i iiiii 4 7 1t... . . .. ii ii il lii liiillii. 1 3 9 0 1 584 9 343 10 176 i. i ii iii i j . . .i .iii 2iiiiii i ...i...i t .i44 l l i iiiiii.i riiiiiiitiisBli. 2 245 3 2 5 0 5 238 i 3 4iiiliiiii..........i.....i...i.i.i.iii. .i...i... i . O g A 12 417 1984-5 1986-7 1988-9 13 706 16 184 g........iii.ri iir.i rr rr r i i rrriiiiii . . iiiiiiiiiii.l .985 i.iffi giii.i.iiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiii..iii... i.i.ii.iii.iii.ilti S.i 0g8iii 44 SACUSMembershipBy States 1950 s 49-50 50-51 51-52 At enta. . . 11 i rir.ii i i i . . . . .r. ltli itii t 6 i t i iRil]ii . Arkansas 0 FlOridai i . . . .r.r.r r. . . . . .r. .r. . . . Georgia r f f f i rii .ia iii 55-56 56-57 r ii iii r 58-59 ]ii i rriiliiiii 59-60 li . . r r r r r r l .r I u 5 53 881825 28 6 I 12 5 28 19 44 . S3 . l l i l 98 i l i l it 00 i i . i t i l li i i . .i . l iKenuJ[ lil lilili.ri .].r.i...r.r.r.r.r. Louisiana 2. . . . . . MiisisSippt........i.. . ................ .. NorthCarolina 15 19 128 iii iii i it l jgltiitliii 26 liiii i iE00iiiiiii 79 ii llilii2 i iii 6 tt itt i . i . . t tt t i tt i.ii f i1 4 okl SouthCarolina 3 5 i.l.i i.2 2 44 tan.nU i lel l iil iir iil iiiiiiiiii ii Texas WestVirginia i olil 1 i 1 ................1. viiainia.l.lll.ili l i i liiiiiiiiiiiiiii l i NUn .[m tiaiulr . . . . .. . l. . Totals 134 140 iiiiiiiiii .s 200 524 495 395 479 471 1 116 SACUSMembershipBy States 1960 s 59-60 60-61 61-62 62-63 63-64 S0 i i 52 1 . 3 . . 1i08 iiAlebUrnU iii ii..ii.i.iii.tl Arkansas 15 32 84 64-65 65-66 1 7f 60 120 83 86 66-67 67-68 69-70 l f llllt tll l ll t t t l P9giiiii i tli t t ill l .g 187 157 175 39 Georgia Kdntucfgy . .r r 2 1 10 Louisiana 33 13 A.il.O . 257 164 149 279 . ............ lili t..l.. i.Missi tipeli.i. i tiiiiiiiii.iiii lii iill rr r r r A North 47 186 Carolina iiOkl ahomeiii l iiii ril iiiiiii i t l]l]r iiil 280 South Carolina 302 l i l i i i i i i i i i i ti - i 44 47 275 13 340 339 2.1..... ..... ... .. . . . .1 f 240 i .it . . 1. . . . .. . .3.03 285 ii i li 111 29 42 91 .........t..I.42i1 ....i.. .. ..I 00......i.....i ...t..ii..i.if t4S . 1 1 . 4 R . . . . . . r . . . . . . ..j t tll t.vg . i . ll.t6S .t. . r . . . . . . . .e46 367 ti i i i i i ri r i i i i 396 458 528 Texas . 39 i i 1 162 .. 81 1.. i. iiil ii viruiniU......i. . i i iiiiiii.ii....iiiiiiiiiiiiiii West Virginia . . .t i- i j l j . .i . r . .. . o . . 466 ..422............ . . ........996. 113 82 208 . . .3 . . . . . . . . .i.i.tiiii. .5.. . . . .ii i i t iiittii iiri ii iiil iiiiiiitttiii wUnlArniiatUl il i ii i ii i . ......i..iiiiili.4........iii.i. i.iiii..i.i...i. ...ir Totals 1 2 8 6 1 3 9 0 l............. ...4...i..j. 1 584 1 701 2 245 2 937 li ii ]li l l] 5i i] i iil iii ii i 0 li i i ..... . . . . . . 6 1 449 3 250 4 224 5 238 45 SACUSMembership States 197A s By 69-70 70-71 477 71-72 477 72-73 477 73-74 640 74-75 1 103 75-76 970 76-77 845 T7-78 924 78-79 Arkansas Georgia Georgia Louisiana NorthCarolina 244 276 341 206 349 334 179 335 286 189 338 308 189 851 335 726 286 1 013 1 163 493 808 104 1 090 1 327 481 713 112 1 141 1 933 40 397 672 127 1 115 1 884 71 384 7U 80 1 1 1 1 2 057 112 423 800 553 994 2 086 117 South Carolina 700 819 m[n0sseeiii i i i i i r r r rii iii riiiiiriii680 r r 672 877 896 963 vifginiia i i jlij j liiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ii irt itii i i iiji WestVirginia Totals 6 101 7 116 7 040 7 435 9 053 10 443 10 463 10 237 10 826 11 487 SACUSMembershipBy States 1980 s 79-80 Arkansas 772 .tiiiiiii i 80-81 675 81-82 82-83 iii riiiiiii f iii 83-84 .i ii i ir 84-85 85-86 86-87 87-88 88-89 698 470 703 r ririrrS fUiriliriliiii.i AI effter. . .r.r.r rir.rirrr rrri riririr .ir ..i..l.i..347............. iitit t tr 329 340.riillrrir l ri ......433 . il2 .. ..559 . l. il.i ..530.il 632 283 519 324 552 706 384 7U 1.027 460 755 1 099 500 U1 r1 i61.S 441 298 ii i irl53B 511 601 Oklahoma 336 629 414 631 501 iji ir ijj38 559 505 539 716 633 l t r l ........... 884 ......... s36. iiSUfillt..0aro.ii11a ..........wg.............. b2i............ . . . .... 15 ......... Tennessee 581 511 557 512 550 716 774 7U 755 846 948 r r i . iriIrI055 . rrrr rr . . .il .i24. 1r.r.rri rr rlil il.iit 2i. . . . . .ii.iiili.ffi.iii.il 707 784 720 800 937 ifgXas ii iiiiiiri ii i ii iiiii Virginia 924 Non-Affiliate . ..3in9 .. l 863 1 048 1 052 1 054 1 204 1 394 1 440 1 613 1 762 1i 24 il 59 r r r r 1 . 9l1.. l l . . . . .i.i.20Sii.i.iii.l .j.i.iji.i . .X . lll 28 i . . . .t. l iiiiilliilijlitl l ljjjj . ii i lriil iil iSil.S .. . ijl l l l l li. .il 67 .l. . 110 104 180 267 201 224 239 281 i r iiiii4i itti Totals 9 660 9 343 9 504 10 176 10 832 12 417 13 658 13 706 15 038 16 1&1 46 Introduction Traditionally the firstSACUS in since conference 1950eachconference through forty the yearshas beena focalpointof the membership year. Leadership planned has well helping to meetthe needsof children the Southalongwithfamilies othersinterested the besteducain and in tionfor children under six. Meeting a different in stateeachyearhelpedintroduce SACUS to newpersons the area. in part planning. was Selecting keynote speakers an important of program workshop Coordinating proved be a challenging sessions meetthe needsof members to to adventure well. Fromonly as in in a fewworkshops 1950to overtwo hundred 1989 SACUSgrewin it sability address to the needs the individuals In specific of attending annual the conference. 1989 2 500attendees were fromwhichto choose offered widevariety topics a of according personal to needs interests and preferences. (SeeSection Conferences) on 47 Annual Conference Sites Alabama 1968Birmingham 1979Birmingham 1988Birmingham Florlda Beach 1953Daytona Beach 1960Miami 1969Jacksonville 1975Bal Harbour 1986Orlando Kentucky 1952Louisville 1 9 5 7 re a Be 1958Louisville 1961Lexington 1974Louisville 1984Lexington Mlsslsslppl Bi 1 9 5 4 l o xi Bi 1 9 8 1 l o xi Oklahoma 1956Stillwater 1964Norman 1 9 8 2 u l sa T Tennessee 1950Nashville 1 9 5 1 ash vi l l e N 1955Chattanooga 1959Nashville 1965Chattanooga 1 9 8 7M emp h i s Vlrglnla 1 9 7 2R i ch mo n d 1980Roanoke 1989Richmond Arkansas 1966Little Rock 1976Little Rock 1985Little Rock Georgla 1971Atlanta Louislana 1970NewOrleans 1977Shreveport-Bosier City NorthCarollna 1963 Greensboro SouthCarolina 1976 Charleston 1983Charleston Texas 1962Dallas 1973 Houston 1978Ft.Worth 1990Dallas WestVlrginia 48 Themes SACUSConferences for Whatls Goodfor Young Children Planning Together Young for Children Creative Expression Young in Children gl 2 Million Children Under - TheSouth s 6 Youngest Citizens Teamwork Children for The Atomic Age-Children fromOneto Six The Child s World TodayandTomorrow ForEveryChild-An Opportunity GrowandGrow to Living and Learning Together the Preschool in Preschool WhatWe Do to People Children ls Parents Teachers and Helping Young Growin Freedom Children Fleaching Quality Early for in Education-FirstStepsToward 1970White Childhood the House Conference 1962 Values 1963 Childhood for Children ls Adventuring Creativity 1964 in 1965 Children s Potentials 1966 SACUS Looks NewDimensions thePreschool at for Child 1967 Children a Changing in World 1968 Children theSouth of 1969 Building the Pastforthe Future (SACUS on 20thAnniversary) 1970 Coming Age of 1971 Opening Up... 1972 Developing Human Potential 1973 Confrontation Clarification and 1974 Priorities Children for 1975 Children Energy Today The of andTomorrow 1976 Children 1776-1976 WhatNow 1977 Freeto Be--You and Me 1978 A Child s Garden Verses of 1979 lnternational of theChild TheSouth Year lts Celebrates Children 1980 Young lssues the80 s for Children in 1981 Commitment a World the Making to Children a Changing in World 1982 1983 Focus Children Acting WhatWe Know on of 1984 A Celebration OurHeritage of 1985 Tomorrow Challenge Today The of 1986 TheEarly Years TheTimefor Excellence 1987 Building Bridges TheMagic Young 1988 of Children - Visions Yesterday Today Tomorrow 1989 Reflections and 1990 TheManyFaces theTwenty-first of Century 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 49 Attendanceat a Glance Conference 1 9 5 1 1 40 1953 524 1 9 5 5 2 14 1 9 5 7 1 51 1959 370 1961 200 1963 206 1965 547 1967 734 1969 928 1971 1 920 1973 1 678 1975 1 660 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii LLiiiiliiiiili fiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiliili Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ifiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilttiiiii iiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilii i iiiiii iiiiiii 0mmiiil i li l l 1977 NotAvailable iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiillg niiiiiiliiiiiii iis.nsii i iiii ii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Siiiiiiiiiiiiii il6oo i i i iiliiiiiliiriiii ilriiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiilj.ij jri. f 1979 Not Available 1981 1 194 1983 1 389 1985 1 139 1987 1 865 1989 2 586 iiiiiii iiiiilr ii ii i iiiii uiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiffi6iiiiiili i i 50 Year-By-Year Datafor Each Annual Conference City Nashville Tennessee Place WestEndMethodist Church Date March 3 1950 Theme What Good Young ls for Children TheNashaille Council theEducation Children l.InderSix1949-5a of for KeynoteSpeakers Dr.JamesL. Hymes Whatls GoodEducation Young for Jr. Children Meeting Mann Mrs.Delbert Needs Through Legislation Children s Current Dr.Maycie Southall K. Legislative Planning Executive Board (TN) Mrs.Polly McVickar Chairman (TN) Vice-Chairman Williams Alma (TN) Recording Mrs.KateLeeper Secretary (TN) Mrs.Orelia Corresponding Secretary Dooley (TN) Treasurer GeanMorgan Additional Members Conference Planning of Committee Mrs.EarlParker SaraAndrews Mrs.Elizabeth Carter LoraLeePederson Mrs.H. W. Fenker Corine Pilcher Mr.Williams Hassler Mrs.Beryl Sheldon T. G. EdnaHughes Dr.Maycie Southall K. Mrs.Samuel Dr.James Hymes L. Jr. Stump Dr.Virginia Kirk Mrs. JohnSweitzer Mrs.Emily Morin LolaTimm Munsterberg Mrs.R.H.Whitmer Elizabeth Mrs.EarlWoolwine Conference Chairman (TN) Mrs.PollyMcVickar Attendance 134 Membership 134 Events Significant wereinvited. People frommanySouthern states were mosthelpful materials given participants to Thefollowing . a bibliographybooks under six of about children . a listof pamphlets children under six about . a listof national information aboutyoung children organizations furnished that . guides theselection books young for children of to were for Mrs.Polly nursery and Toursof typical schools kindergartens scheduled all members. regarding The children undersix was McVickar the compiled Proceedings. needfor legislation grouptooka standin 1948to The of in expressed thisfirstmeeting theorganization. Nashville to openitsmembership ALLpersons. WorkshopSessions health legislation mental needs laboratory schools emotional management creativity Classroom play parents families andWhiteHouse planning Conference. and nursery schools organizational 51 Southern RegionalConferenceon Children Under Six Councilfor theEducation of Sponsored theNashaille by ChildrenUnder Six 1 950-51 Tennessee City Nashville Place WestEndMethodist Hall Church McWhirter Date May3-5 1951 Together Young for Theme Planning Children KeynoteSpeakers Are Dr.JamesL. Hymes Children lmportant Jr. Planning for Together Young Children Mrs.EmmaD. Sheehy Officers (TN) Mrs.Polly McVickar Chairman (TN) Alma Vice-Chairman Williams (TN) Mrs.JohnMagee Secretary (TN) Treasurer Mrs.JohnH. Sweitzer Acting group) (appointed the Nashvllle by StateRepresentatives NC - Eugenia Hunter AL - LeeCowles Forsythe FL - Dr.SarahLouHammond SC - Mrs.Dorothy Keister TN - MaryElizabeth Bowman GA - Mrs.Evelyn TX - Mrs.EdithNeiman Crouse KY - Dr.OpalWolford VA - Mrs.Evangeline JonesHowlette Warren LA - Kathryn Tansil MS- Dr.Blanche (TN) Conference Chairman AlmaWilliams Attendance 140 Membership 140 Events Signiflcant helda held At the National Association Nursery Education in NewYork southern delegates of plansfor thisyear sSouthern Regional on meeting discuss Conference Children special to on disciplines. Under Six. Theyconcentrated thevarious schools Visits nursery day church-sponsored to schools kindergartens carecenters and private werehighlights the schools special education schools of schools cooperative and conference. AlmaWilliams compiled Proceedings. the Workshop Sessions cooperative schools carecenters day schools community services Church-sponsored laboratory family health hospitalized convalescent children children and exceptional public rhythms music kindergartens socio-drama kindergarten nursery and schools school Conference. and special education WhiteHouse fromeachof the participating states enriched conference. the The involvement persons of SouthernRegionalConference on Children Under Six Clty Louisville Kentucky Place Douglas Boulevard Christian Church Date March20-22 1952 Theme Creative Expression Young in Children (Sponsored theNashaille by Council theEducation Children of UnderSix) for KeynoteSpeakers Dr.James Hymes Psychological Social L. Needs Children Jr. and of Understanding Children JessieStanton Children the World Dr. MarySweeny of Board Executlve (TN) Mrs.PollyMcVickar Chairman (TN) Vice-Chairman Williams Alma (TN) Mrs.JohnMagee Secretary (TN) Mrs.JohnH. Sweitzer Acting Treasurer State Representatives AL - RuthMorley FL - Dr.SaraLou Hammond GA - NanW. Ingram KY - Dr.OpalWolford Warren LA - Kathryn MS - Dr. Blanche Tansil Gonference Chairman GeanMorgan Attendance 188 Hoffer OK - Dr.Josephine Williams SC - Susan TN - Leone List TX - Sallie BethMoore VA- EthelMontgomery LocalChairman Mrs.Virginia Chance Membership 200 Events Signlficant was RegionalAssociationChildren The conference officially organized the Southern as on Six. Under Thefirstconstitution considered to be votedon at the nextconference. was and Williams Susan compiled Proceedings. the in A majority decided meetin Florida 1953. to Membership were 1.00. dues was to A general before toursin orderfor members get betteracthe assembly planned quainted.ldeateaching for rooms wereto be set up by commercial companies takeorders to for Thegroupwas workshops weresuggested 1953. Separate equipment materials. and for urgedto set standards certification teachers. and strongly lVorkshop Sessions laboratory literature music Art community services children family schools exceptional program parents families planning rhythms building and and nutrition organization and needs andstatereports. special socio-drama music ruralchildren schools The Southern RegionalConference on Chitdren Under Six SRACUS7952_53 Clty Daytona Beach Florida Place Princess lssena Hotel Date April16-18 1953 Theme Children Under Six-The South s 1 2Million 6 Young est Citizens SACUSPresident (TN) GeanMorgan KeynoteSpeakers Child Dr.Arthur Combs Adjustments-Your and Mine Job Dr. MyersNimkoff Accent Children (abstract) on Dr.Katherine Roberts Providing theSouth s andOne-Half E. for Six Million Children Under Six (abstract) Executive Board President (TN) GeanMorgan Vice-President OpalWolford (KY) Dr. (SC) Secreatary SusanWilliams StateRepresentatlves AL - Mrs.RuthMorley AR - Mrs.Frances Elmer FL - Dr.Sarah LouHammond GA - Mrs.Rosalie Chaplin TX - SallieBethMoore VA - Ethel Montgomery Conference Chairmen Sylvia Carothers Dr.Ralph Witherspoon L. Attendance 524 NC - Dr.Katherine Roberts E. OK - Dr.Josephine Hoffer SC - Mrs.Dorothy Forsythe TN - Leone List LA - Kathryn Warren MS- Dr.Blanche Tansil KY- Dr.OpalWolford LocalGhairman Mrs.Virginia Chance Membershlp 524 Slgnlflcant Events ThefirstExecutive Board meeting held. was Thedecision was madeto havea statecommittee eachof the thirteen in states replace to the staterepresentatives. A panelon TheSouthin Action waspresented a panel Florida graduate by of StateUniversity students. play Scattered A mentalhygiene was Showers presented students the Association by of on Childhood Education branch Florida of StateUniversity. program. Onlythreestates hada licensing Thelegislative trends indicate needfor licensing a and certification nursery kindergarten of and schools. program parents prenatal Therewas a trendtowardincluding educational for an clinics infant and preschool clinics carefor handicapped and children. Little workin research evidenced was among Southern the states. Teacher in training childdevelopment nursery kindergarten and and education wereexpanding rapidly all statetraining in facilities. participants members SACUS wereto receive All conference and of copiesof the proceedings MayJohannis of the annualconference. compiled Proceedings. lhe parents Helping needs. seemed be oneof the greatest to WorkshopSesslons with Art certification children special needs church schools care dentalhealth day excepinstitutional andfoster homes laboratory tionalchildren care legislation certificaschools and private music tion literature nursery schools kindergartens statereports. and and 55 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six 1 953-54 Clty Biloxi Mississippi Place Buena VistaHotel Date May 20-22 1954 Theme Teamwork Children for KeynoteSpeakers TheNeedfor Teamwork Dr. Robert Farley J. TheDiscipline Freedom Preschool Heinig of or Christine Education-aNo-Man s Land Board SACUSExecutlve (FL) Witherspoon President Ralph Dr. (AL) Dr. Vice-President RuthMorley (SC) Secretary SusanH. Williams Treasurer LeoneList(TN) State Representatives AL - lsabel Unruh AR - Mrs. S. Jenkins J. FL - Dr.SaraLouHammond McPhaul GA - Margaret KY- Mrs.Virginia Chance Fletcher LA- Willie MS - Mrs.Elizabeth Colson Conference Chairman Dr.Blanche Tansil Attendance 120 SACUSPresident (FL) Dr. RalphWitherspoon NC- RuthLambie Hoffer OK - Dr.Josephine SC - ReaLindler TN - Leone List TX - Mrs.Margaret Cone - EthelMontgomery VA Membership 495 Events Signlficant was Thefirstconstitution adopted amended. and Theword Regional deleted was fromtheorganization s whichmadethe title Southern name Association Children on Six . Under was Thefirstbusiness meeting held. ll TheSACUS included listed Constitution concerns underArticle . To workforthe inclusion kindergartens in public systems of school throughout South. the . To raisehealth kindergartens care for schools andeducational standards nursery day andothergroupcenters. . To workfor stateandfederal legislation with of concerned the health andeducation young children. . To encourage to theseobjectives. stateand localassociations support 56 The firstkindergarten nursery altd school exhibits wereshown.Twenty-three commercial exhibits weredisplayed. Three tourswereoffered.Thirteen educational exhibits weredisplayed. Fourteen filmswereshown. Mr.and Mrs.Morton Edwards editors publishers the 2 to 5 WorldNewslette made and of the publication yearin 1954.The members free available to SACUS members a for whodid not the for rate attend conference couldreceive magazine 1.50(regular 2.50).The nameof the newssheetlaterchanged Today s the condensed to Child. Dr. Bfanche Tansilwas the chairperson the Proceedings. for Workshop Sesslons interdisciplinary literature Art certification carecenters day education equipment music privatekindergartens standards statereports. nursery tellingstories and schools 57 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six 1954-55 Tennessee Glty Chattanooga Methodist Place Centenary Church Date April2&0 1955 Theme The Atomic Age-Children fromOneto Six KeynoteSpeakers Dr.JamesL. Hymes TheTaskAhead Jr. ls Jessie Stanton What Teaching Board SACUSExecutlve (SC) President Williams Susan (KY) Vice-President Virginia Mrs. Chance (OK) Hoffer Dr. Secretary Josephine Treasurer LeoneList(TN) State Representatlves AL - lsabelle Unruh AR - Mrs.J. S. Jenkins FL - Dr SaraLou Hammond GA - Mrs.Nan Ingram KY - Mrs.VivianBurke tA - WillieFletcher MS - Mrs.Elizabeth Colson ProgramChalrman Conference McPhaul Margaret Attendance 214 Membershlp Notavailable l SACUSPresident Susan Williams(SC) NC - Mrs.Margaret Simrill Hoffer OK - Dr.Josephine SC - ReaLindler TN - Mildred Price TX - Mrs.Margaret Cone VA - EthelMontgomery SlgnlflcantEvents was in 1955 withJosephine Hoffer editor.The exThe firstnewsletter published September as votedat the 1955conference sendoutthreenewsletters to ayeat. ecutive board yearly.Eachstateand localorganization dues at SACUS membership wereto remain 1.00 for was to set its ownfeesto be addedto the SACUSdues. Registration the 1955conferwerefree. students students encewas 3.S0 andforeign 2.00 programs NorthCarolina Tennessee Texas and operated statelicensing underthe State WelfareDepartments. The constitution revised. was materials equipment. Eighteen exhibitors displayed and groups wereopened visitation. Eightlocalpreschool for The Proceedings compiled Margaret was McPhaul. by Workshop Sesslons Art certification day exceptional children laboratory kinchurch schoolworkers carecenters parliterature mental health music and legislation and rhythms dergartens nursery schools private kindergartens andstatereports. entsand families science SouthernAssociation on Children Under Six 1955-56 Glty Stillwater Oklahoma Place OklahomaA M College & Date April2F28 1956 World Today Tomorrow Theme The Child s and KeynoteSpeakers ThePleasures Stresses Dr. Edward Greenwood and of Childhood Messenger TheTeamApproach Our in Dr.Virginia Stapley SACUSPresident Profession VirginiaChance(KY) The Roleof Parents the Education Tracy in Mrs.Spencer of the YoungDeafChild Foundations Mental T. for Health Mrs.Edythe Wallace TheWhiteHouse Wallace Dr. Morris Conference Education Our Children s on and Future SACUSExecutlveBoard (KY) Mrs.Virginia President Chance (FL) Vice-President SaraLouHammond Dr. (OK) Dr. Hoffer Secretary Josephine Treasurer LeoneList(TN) State Representatlves AL - lsabelle Unruh AR - Mrs.J. S. Jenkins FL - Dr.AlmaWilliams Meadows GA - Betsye KY - Mrs.JosiahDarnell Nicholson LA - Charlotte MS - Mrs.H. C. Davidson VA - Mrs.AlicePowell ProgramChairman Conference Hoffer Dr.Josephine Attendance 215 Membershlp 395 (invited) MO - JaneAtwater NC - Mrs.Margaret Simril Messenger OK - Dr. Virginia Stapley SC - Mrs.C. E. Anderson TN - Mrs.K. G. Robbins M. TX - Helen Johnson SlgnlflcantEvents Board. met theybecame Advisory the The staterepresentatives for the firsttime. Later people fromMissouri wereinvited attend 1956conference. the lnterested to for formal standards day care expressed needfor setting the Groups the annual at conference kindergartens. school and public wouldchairthe membership committee. votedthatthe vice-president SACUS fromMay 1 to April30 the weredue May1 covering period annually) Membership dues( 1.00 proceedings the annualconference associato of members the to of eachyear. Duesentitled of andto announcementsconferences. tionplans 59 Twenty-one wereset up for the conference. exhibits was appointed historian. the GeanMorgan A guided nursery-kindergarten laboratories HomeEcotourpreceded conference the new nomics building bookfair education the exhibits guided and autotours. The Proceedings compiled Henry Schalock Dr.Josephine were D. by and Hoffer. WorkshopSesslons Art church workers carecenters school day laboratory nursery exceptional children schools parents public licensing literature mental health musicand rhythms and kindergartens research workers. science social and schoolkindergartens 60 Southern Association on Children Under Six 7956-57 Glty Berea Kentucky Place Berea College Date April30 - May2 1957 Theme Joyous Living KeynoteSpeakers Tools Learning Dr.RuthJ. Dales for Dr. ElenaGall Values Programs Children for of Under Six Dr.JamesL. Hymes Understanding Children Jr. Our Values Living Dr. MaryAliceJones of Dr.Dorothy Lee Across Nation-Our the Children SACUSExecutiveBoard President Mrs.Virginia (KY) Chance (FL) Vice-President SaraLouHammond Dr. (OK) Dr. Hoffer Secretary Josephine Treasurer Mrs.Margaret Cone(TX) State Representatives AL - Mrs.J.W.Strickland AR - Mrs.J.S.Jenkins FL - Mrs.AnitaGriffiths GA - Mrs.Rosalie Chaplin KY - Martha Brunson LA - Charlotte Nicholson MS- Mrs.H.C.Davidson WV - Ethel Maclocklan ProgramChairman Conference Dr.OpalWolford Atendance 151 Membership 479 (invited) MO- JaneAtwater NC- Mrs.Margaret Simril OK - Martha Sharrock SC - Mrs.C.E.Anderson TN - GeanMorgan TX - Mrs.lnezJeffrey VA - Mrs. AlicePowell Events Significant Board Mrs. The Executive authorized President Virginia the Chance appoint viceto the president SACUS takeleadership theformulation a reaction questionnaire be to for of of to purpose identifying unifying Association a for of sentto stateorganizations the and the on project national importance children their worthwhile families. of to and The following resolutions werepresented accepted and . SACUS moved inclusion kindergartens the public for of into system the South school of legislation stringent for regulations certification urgedan all-out effort achieve to and and for of personnel nursery schools daycarecenters. and . SACUSfavored integration handicapped into nursery increasing of children normal schools. . SACUS favored establishment moreandbetter facilities children for equipped the of communities. undersix in ruralas wellas urban . SACUS males whoareinterested a teaching in career to over not called southern on need morementeachers the for in opportunities urgent and lookthe unprecendented field. nursery school for Exhibitors on assisted speaker Tools Learning. the Night hosted Good Parents the nursery school teachers a GetTogether. of priceof 2 to 5 WorldNews was increased 1.75. to The regular subscription SACUSdiscontinued privilege extending 2 to 5 WorldNews members the who of the to registered the conference. at Mrs.SylviaCarothers was in charge the Proceedings. of WorkshopSesslons groupshould together muchas possible arfelt Dr.OpalWolford the conference be as and ranged meetings accordingly staying together thinking and together. The FiveConference Summaries 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. doorsto newideas aboutequipment. Opening life. Enrichening exceptional child s the values. Nurturing spiritual in Understanding differences cultures. the joyously. Living 62 SouthernAsssociation on Children Under Six 1957-58 Kentucky Clty Louisville Hotel Place Sheraton-Seelbach Date April2l-23 1958 Living Learning Theme Together the Preschool. in Preand Parents schoolls WhatWe Do to People-Children Teachers KeynoteSpeakers As The Ahead Sylvia Carothers We MoveForward Year President SACUS TheAdultand HisInfluence W. Dr.Willard Hartup on (OK) Dr.Josephine Hoffer in Hostility Dependency Young and Children Making Dr.Myron Hopper T. Religion Meaningful Children to Psychoanalytic Dr.Elizabeth Johnson Z. Aspects Personality Development of Parents Teachers Working Together Children Dr.GraceLangdon and for Young Dr.BoydR. McOandless Laboratories Human Children s Groups Relations of ThreeCharacters Search a Plot in Dr.KeithOsborn of ls Myers Therea Place HomeRestraints Young for GarryCleveland of Children Sharing a Goalin Learning as a Wayof Teaching Rudolph Dr.Marguerita as and Executlve Board SACUS (OK) President Josephine Dr. Hoffer (FL) Vice-President Sylvia Mrs. Carothers (TN) Mrs.Mildred Vodopya Secretary Treasurer Margaret Mrs. Cone(TX) State Representatlves AL - Dr Joseph Rowland S. AR - Mrs. S. Jenkins J. Anita FL - Mrs. Griffiths GA - Mrs.JamesHeiskell KY - Louise Rice Fletcher LA - Willie MS - Mrs.Ethel Ellison Program Chalrmen Conference Helen Marshall Dr.OpalWolford lable Attendance Avai Not Membershlp 471 NC - Mrs.Margaret Simrill OK - Mrs.Martha Sharrock SC - Mrs.C. E.Anderson TN - GeanMorgan TX - Mrs.Bertha Nelkin Wood VA- Mrs.Martha 63 SignlficantEvents was Article TheAdvisory V. Board The The Constitution amended April21 1958 on Boardand a representative eachof the from Advisory Boardshallconsist the Executive of The are by and statesin the Association. representatives to be selected the stateassociation in thosestateswherethereis no Association representatives be selected the state the shall by at SACUS conference. delegation the annual provided threemembers-at-largeserveon the Executive for The Constitution to Board. was in chargeof the Proceedings. WillieFletcher WorkshopSesslons play human Aidsfor newteachers blocks creativity discipline dramatic relations making art painting parent instruments dancematerials mental health musical choices and conferences play(free) program planning reading readiness research rhythms routines social science living and stories. 64 SouthernAssociation on Children Under Six 1958-59 Clty Nashville Tennessee Place Belmont Methodist Church Date April2T-29 1959 Theme Living in and Learning the Preschool KeynoteSpeakers Rights Children Dr.Millie Almy of Parents Partners HazelF. Gabbard Our Growing Mrs.Gladys Gardner Jenkins Toward FirstGrade SACUSPresident FirstExperiences Separation Dr. OpalWoltord(KY) Dr. DorisCampbell Phillips in for Mother Child and lnterpersonal Phyllis Richards Relations the Nursery in School Value Group Rhodes Dr.William Experiences Young for of Children Curriculum Dr.Clarice Wills Planning Fourfor andFive-Year-Olds OurDistinctive Dr.LauraZirbes Living Challenge-Creative SACUSExecutlveBoard (KY) President OpalWolford Dr. Vice-President Annette Jones(MS) (OK) PastPresident Josephine Dr. Hoffer (LA) WillieFletcher Secretary Treasurer Margaret Mrs. Cone(TX) Members-at-Large (FL) Mrs.Sylvia Carothers (KY) Mrs.Virginia Chance (AL) Mrs.LeaCowles Masters BoardMembers StateRepresentatives -Advisory AL - Mrs.Cloyd NC - RuthLambie Smith AR - Mrs.J. S. Jenkins Hoffer OK - Dr.Josephine FL - Dr.AlmaDavid SC - Caroline Sutphen McPhaul TN - Mrs.Elizabeth Pardue GA - Margaret KY - Mrs.Louise Rice TX - Mrs.GraceHutcheson VA- Mrs.Martha Wood t-A- WillieFletcher MS - Mrs.Ethel Ellison Chalrman Conference Morgan Gean Attendance 370 Conference ProgramCo-Ghalrmen De Laney Jean Dr.RuthHighberger Member ship 1 116 65 SignlficantEvents wherethe organiin be of It wasfitting thatthe tenthanniversary SACUS celebrated Nashville ago. a zation started decade Museum Vanderlcilt the Speech Clinic the the Visiting Hermitage Parthenon Children s the longremembered. Nursery Schoolwas Peabody andthe George was werecharged fee conference raised 6 00 to students The registration for the annual .50. Boards onedaypriorto the conference. met The Executive Advisory and governing The to states childcarelegislation. Purpose A survey was madeof thethirteen for standards. lawsandregulations an aid in planning future as studythe existing pertaining children questions provided groups to information various on discussion Sixteen to as undersix whichserved grouptherapy the participants. for of members 2.00peryear(instead 3.00). to offered SACUS Today s Childwas goal The membership tripled. its during year. the The membership wasto double membership Hoffer. were Oneor two Newsletters sentoutby Dr.Josephine werein charge the Proceedings. of JaneBrunson and Martha Mrs.AgnesP. Sawyer set Fivecompanies up exhibits. for about send that suggested the organization outa pamphlet publicity Mrs.Virginia Chance . SACUS WorkshopSessions planning handiequipment creativity curriculum church school Budget childreadiness play science planning parents families and legislation organization humanrelations capped (speech hearing difficulties) needs and special fromparents social development separation training. and staffrelationships teaching 66 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six 7959-60 Clty Miami Beach Florida Place The Barcelona Hotel Date April2l-23 1960 Theme Helping Young Children Growin Freedom KeynoteSpeakers Children B. Dr.Queenie Mills Begin Read to HowandWhen Music Preschool Robert for Smith Children Dr. Rosalie Wax AnAnthropologist Looks ChildRearing OurCulture at in Today lmplications Research Various Dr. Ralph Witherspoon from in States SACUSExecutiveBoard (KY) President OpalWolford Dr. (FL) Vice-President La Mittice Mrs. Pearson Mrs.James (GA) President-Elect Heiskell (LA) WillieFletcher Secretary (FL) Treasurer Steele lna Members-at-Large (KY) Mrs.Virginia Chance (NC) Mrs.William Hoeflich (AL) Mrs.LeaCowles Masters State Representatives AL - Mrs.Jacqueline Davis Reynolds AR - MrsMaggie FL - Dr.AlmaDavid McPhaul GA - Margaret KY - Dr.Helen Marshall R. Hardin LA - Luanne MS - Mrs.Gordon Scott D. Conference Co-Chairmen Mrs.Sylvia Carothers Dr.RuthDales Attendance 386 Membership 1 286 NC - RuthLambie Hopkins OK - Mrs.Dolores E. SC - Mrs. James Wright TN - Mrs.Elizabeth Pardue TX - Mrs. Winnifred Gifford VA- Mrs.MaryHarper Clark Events Signlficant Board On April20 1960the Executive officially defined word Affiliation allmembers the as of will members SACUS theymeetrequirements of as esthe stateor localorganization become Board . by tablished the Executive with Association Nursery for Education Assoand SACUS affiliation cooperation National and International considered afterconsiderable were Education and discussion of ciation Childhood votedthatSACUS affiliate anyotherorganization thatthe president not with but the Board with interested in to and communicate willingness desire cooperate organizations our should purposes. similar from 1.00 1.50. to membership wereraised dues SACUS 67 were and The Proceedings compiled JeanHobart Mrs.JanG. Walton. by public kindergartens. regarding school was A questionnaire sentto all states with in The following states affiliated SACUS 1959 withthe parentorganization SACUS Florida-October 31-the firstto affiliate 6 Tennessee-November 13 Carolina-November South with on affiliated SACUS March19 1960. Oklahoma wererepresentativesthe WhiteHouse Hoffer to Conference and Dr.Josephine GeanMorgan withMrs.Sylvii A wasgivenwhich focused a general session on on Children Youth. report and The were Carothers chairman. recommendations as . All nursery be schools kindergartens and should licensed . Statesupported kindergartens be should compulsory. . Nurseries kindergartens set should subject standards by the states. be to and . Statedepartments education for of of should standards the certification nursery set teachers. and schools kindergarten pledged support cooperation the recommendation. and to SACUS logoor seal.lt was prewas responsible thefirstofficial for SACUS Mrs.Virginia Chance ways. and approved-tobe usedon official stationery otherpossible sented and Affiliation NominaMembership The Board standing committees announced following the (newsletter Proceedings Publication or Committee Constitution tion Legislative Steering finances). dependent SACUS on presented findings thelegislative from study these The Legislative Committee . Allstates havesomelawsgoverning childhood early education. . Eightstates programs. havestate-wide . Licensing vary agencies in eachstate. . No stateprotects childcarecenters licensing. all by . Onlythreestates havefull imespecialists. . Fees licensing charged onlyeight for in are states. weredisplayed. Twelve educational exhibits eleven and commercial exhibits from were (1) Eachstateorganization Suggestions the committee studythe lawsin the respec(2) Knowwhatexists determine (3) Decide an effective whatis needed tivestate and on beginning (4)Sellto thepublic importance hislevel education. and the of of Board. votedto include President-Elect the SACUS on SACUS the WorkshopSessions practices carecenters in Art books dependency youngchildren discipline childrearing day private church parenleisure music nursery kindergartens easelpaintings schools and activities propublic kindergartens reading readiness research implications school science tal attitudes gram socialadjustments teacher training testing WhiteHouse and and Conference. 68 Association Southern on Children Under Six 7960-67 Kentucky Clty Lexington Place Phoenix Hotel Date May10-13 1961 Theme Reaching Quality Early for in Education-First Childhood StepsToward 1970White the House Conference KeynoteSpeakers Dr.Ethel Alpenfels Children a Changing in World Quality Early in Dr.SarahLou Hammond Education Childhood Children Dr.Jeanne Kuhn M. Experience Literature Good Dr. Lucille Lindberg Teachers Young for Children TheHeart Learning Dr.JohnNeimeyer of Board SACUSExecutlve President Barbara Mrs. Finck(FL) Vice-President Mattie Mrs. Lewis(AL) (SC) Mrs. Forsythe President-Elect Dorothy (TX) Mrs. Secretary Winnifred Gifford G. Treasurer Mrs.Margaret Cone(TX) Members-at-Large VivianBurke(KY) (NC) Hoefflich Mrs.William (AL) Mrs.LeaCowles Masters State Representatlves AL - Mrs.Jacqueline Davis Reynolds AR - Mrs.Maggie FL - Mrs.Helen Dunn L. GA - NancyEdwards KY - GraceChampion LA - WillieFletcher MS - Mrs.Gordon Scott ProgramChairmen Conference RuthJefferson E. Helen McDowell Attendance 200 1 451 Membership NC - Mrs.Charlotte Barnes S. Hoffer OK - Dr.Josephine SC - Mrs.SamFord TN - Mrs.EvelynBackstrom TX - Mrs.Edith Crouse VA - Mrs.MaryHarper Clark Events Slgnlflcant in NewYork a pioneer The firstOutstanding Member Award was presented Jessie to Stanton childhood education. thefieldof early nowhadlocalandareaassociations with and States affriiated the stateassociations SACUS. 69 was A questionnaire sentto eachstateto (1)discover for kindergartens day carecenters and standards nursery schools kindergartens (2) findwaysto promote legislation public for and school (3) set up requirements nursery for schooland kindergarten teachers. Eleveneducational exhibits wereset up. wereset up. Eightcommercial exhibits for Mrs.Margaret Coneinvited SACUS Dallas 1962 sinceblackdelegates to but couldnotbe general hotels housed the conferences in eventhough theycouldmeetfor sessions the was not accepted year. invitation that werecompiled Mrs.JoanC. Dangler Florida. The Proceedings by of WorkshopSesslons Art budgets facilities financing legislation literacertification care discipline day emotional parentprivate quality nursery relationships kindergartens schools teacher ture multicultural readiness reading science statereports education programs and storytelling teacher training Conference.. andWhiteHouse 70 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six 7967-62 Adolphus Texas Place Hotel Clty Dallas Date Aprif11-14 1962 Theme Values KeynoteSpeakers Where DoesOur Understandings Dr. MaryEllenGoodman of Values Originate Dr. RuthE. Hartley WhatDoesPlayContribute the Devel to Values opment SACUSPresident HowDo We Interpret Values Dr.GlennR. Hawkes Our to (SC) DorothyForsythe Others WhatAre Values Milburn Moore Dr. Bernice SACUSExecutiveBoard (SC) President Dorothy Mrs. Forsythe (AL) Vice-President Tommie Dr. Hamner Malcolm Host(TX) President-Elect (TX) Mrs. Secretary Winnifred Gifford G. Treasurer Jacqueline Davis (AL) V. Mrs. Members-at-Large VivianBurke(KY) (FL) Mrs.Juanita Evans Sullivan (TX) SallieBethMoore State Representatlves Davis AL - Mrs.Jacqueline Reynolds AR - Mrs.Maggie L. FL - Mrs.Helen Dunn Allison GA - Mrs.Donald KY - GraceChampion l-A- WillieFletcher T. MS - Mrs.Elinor Hogg Conference Chalrman BethMoore Sallie Attendance 394 NC - Mrs.RalphMiller Hoffer OK - Dr.Josephine SC - Mrs.SamFord TN - Mrs.Evelyn Backstrom TX - Mrs.Clarice Meer VA - Mrs.MaryHarper Clark ProgramChairman Conference Phyllis Richards Membership 1 390 Events Signlflcant placeof the annual was The conference to be determined the Executive Board by andthe members The attending annual the conference. conference was set by the president time and were the hoststate.Invitations accepted advance the approval the boardand mem in with of bership. The Outstanding Member Awardwas presented Dr. OpalWolford dynamic The to a educator. Fairy givenposthumously. diedDecember 1961. lovely painting was A Tales 9 award She was to be placed the Berea in Nursery College School. 7 1962. in with affiliated SACUS September Alabama with stateorganizations of of the Boardestablished meeting presidents affiliate The Advisory problems interests. and similar Board discuss to the SACUS president. presented firstCertificate Appreciation an outgoing to of the Chance Mrs.Virginia wereto be sentto otherformerpresidents. Certificates at wererepresented theconference. All 13 states exhibits. Therewere 13 conference Jenkins. Lyles and Janette Camp Frances werecompiled Charlotte by The Proceedings report Conference of the the resolved implement recommendations WhiteHouse to SACUS program workto be carried by eachstate out of a through long-term reprehavean official that and on The National Committee Children Youthrequested SACUS Kingattended. Mrs.Bonnie sentative. WorkshopSesslons play health mental dramatic equipment crises curriculum creativity Art childdevelopment physical parents families denutrition and newexperiences music (dental care) multicultural school environment play pressures science planning responsibility velopment long-range and and language values. speech development social 72 SouthernAssociation on Children Under Six 1962-63 North Glty Greensboro Carolina (School HomeEconomics) Place University North of Carolina of April3-5 1963 Date Theme Childhood for Children ls rrr tfr KeynoteSpeakers Dr. EdgarDale TheBestWayto GrowUp TheFamily s Dr. Pauline ParkWilson Knapp Rolein Keep ing Childhood Children for SACUSPresident Childhood Dr. Vladimir deLissovoy Luxury Critical Period MalcolmHost(TX) or SACUSExecutlveBoard President Malcolm Host(TX) (AL) Vice-President Tommie Hamner Dr. J. (AL) President-Elect Jacqueline Davis Dr. V. (LA) WillieFletcher Secretary (AL) Treasurer Jacqueline Davis Dr. V. Members-at-Large Annette Jones(MS) SallieBethMoore(TX) (KY) AgnesS. Ronaldson State Representatives AL - Dr.J. S. Rowland Reynolds AR - Mrs.Maggie Dunn FL - Mrs.Helen Allison GA - Mrs.Donald KY - Grace Champion [A - Mrs.Marian LaFoe T. MS - Mrs.Elinor Hogg General Conference Co Chairmen Dr.Helen Canaday White Dr.Nancy Attenance 206 Membershlp 1 584 NC - Mrs.Ralph Miller OK - Mrs.WandaFlora Althouse SC - Rosemary TN - Mrs.Evelyn Backstrom TX - Mrs.Margaret Cone VA - Mrs.MaryHarper Clark SlgnlflcantEvents received Outstanding Member Award. RuthConner the wereto be ex-officio members the Advisory of Board. The pastpresidents SACUS of was Association Nursery for Education s annual conference jointly sponsored by The National Beach Florida 1963. in Association Children on Under in Miami Six the Florida its with but to not a SACUS decided to co-sponsor conference NANEin 1964 offered support conference. helpNANEhavea successful certificates appr_eciation presented pastpresidents sACUS Mrs.Dorothy of were to of Forsythe Susanwilliams Mrs.Virginia chanceand Malcolm Host. The Proceedings werecompiled RuthLambie. by WorkshopSesslons Art creativity nursery schools laboratory schools legislation math movement dance and multicultural parents families music and physical de-velopment rnythrr .ong. speech ftiy and language development staffrelationships. staff and 74 SouthernAssociation on Children Under Six 7963-64 Clty Norman Oklahoma Place University Oklahoma of Date April22-24 1964 Theme Adventuring Creativity in KeynoteSpeakers A Dr. Hayden Donahue Modern Approach the to Prevention Mental lllness of Creativity Dr.Glenn Hawkes Where fromHere to DayCare Protection Promotion Jacqueline Davis(AL) Dr.Edythe Hershey P. and V. Health of theChild s AreHandicapped Dr.JulieMcHale Children Creative Adventuring Creativity K. in Dr. Elizabeth Starkweather Self-Directive Mrs.Ethel Waring B. Learning theEducative Process and . Board SACUSExecutive (AL) V. President Jacqueline Davis Dr. (OK) Vice-President Wanda Mrs. JeanFlora Mrs. T. President-Elect Elinor Hogg(MS) PastPresident Malcolm Host(TX) (LA) Willie Fletcher Secretary (AL) Treasurer Tommie Dr. Hamner Members-at-Large Annette Jones(MS) Mrs.R a l p h l l e(N C ) Mi r (KY) AgnesRonaldson State Representatives McFarland AL - Mrs.Mattie AR - Mrs.lrenePuckett F L - Mrs.H e l e n u n n D GA - Mrs.LoisStipick KY - VivianBurke LA - Mrs.J. S. Bonnett T. MS - Mrs.Elinor Hogg Chairman GeneralConference Hoffer Dr.Josephine Attendance (12States) 350 M ember ship 1 701 NC - Mrs.RoseM. Freedman OK - Dr.Virginia Stapley - Mrs.Letha Sprague M. SC TN - Mrs.Mignon Payne B. TX - Mrs.Charlotte Camp VA - Mrs. JaneGoldman Events Signlflcant Florida Alabama Arkansas South with havenowaffiliated SACUS The following states Tennessee Texas. Oklahoma and Carolina Forsythe South of Award waspresented Mrs.Dorothy to Member TheSACUS Outstanding member SACUS. of who Carolina wasa charter 75 Hoffer. by The Proceedingswas compiled Dr.Josephine for member NationalAssociation Nursery of for to an The invitation SACUS become affiliate was not accepted. Education fromregistration fees.The costof the Proceedingsis The annualconference to be financed is paidfrommembership dues. to be was offered members whowanted secureprofessional to advisement to A consultant service the during conference. preceding workshop was heldfor officers the affiliate stateorganizations of A firstleadership the conference. WorkshopSesslons process approach educative Administration curriculum care developmental day creativity physical play presnursery health health Montessori schools laboratory mental schools public programs private (usedin schools centers) kindergarand school kindergartens sures needs(handicapped) learning environment special staff school ten research selldirected and training. development teacher 76 on SouthernAssociation Children Under Six 7964-65 Tennessee Clty Chattanooga Place HotelPatten Date March - April2 1965 31 Potentials Magnified Theme Children s KeynoteSpeakers Children s RePotentials-The Community s JudithCauman sponsibility Pressures Potentials and Dr.AlmaDavid SACUSPresident Intellectual Potential the of Dr. LloydDunn Developing ElinorT. Hogg(MS) Deprived Culturally Developing Through Working withFamilies Potentials Elizabeth Gilkeson Children s C. Children s Teacher s Role Potentials-The Morgan Dr. H. Gerthon Preschool Rudolph Programs Materials ThatNurture PotenMrs.Marguerita and Children s tials Helping Teachers Reach TheirPotentials Dr. Ralph Witherspoon SACUSExecutlveBoard President Elinor Hogg(MS) Mrs. T. (TN) Mrs. Backstrom Vice-President Evelyn (TX) President-Elect BethMoore Sallie (AL) Dr. V. PastPresident Jacqueline Davis Mrs. Secretary Charlotte Camp(TX)l (AL) Treasurer Tommie Hamner Dr. J. Members-at-Large (FL) Rosemary Althouse (NC) Mrs.Ralph Miller (LA) tr.. lmogene Montgomery State Representatives AL - Mrs.Sue BlairAkers NC - Mrs.RoseM. Freedman AR - Mrs.lrenePuckett OK - Mrs.Annabele O Neal FL - Mrs.DorisP. Mclntyre SC - Mrs. W. Jenny J. GA - FanBrooke TN - Mrs.EdnaWentworth KY - Mrs.Virginia Ruth TX - Mrs.JanetHoward Chapman VA - Mrs.EthelMontgomery LA - Marlene Wright MS - Mrs.H. C. Richmond Conference Chairman Margaret Heyer Attendancez 547 ProgramChalrman Conference Mrs.SarahShipley Membership 2 245 77 SlgnlflcantEvents The Executive Boardrecommended legalstepsbe takento incorporate that SACUS a nonas profitorganization. was for A Dutch treatluncheon provided students the conference. at persons hearaboutProject Dr. RalphWitherspoon with interested met HeadStart. to with Kentucky affiliated SACUSin October 1964. and Mississippi The executive Boardannounced the bookswouldbe audited the end of eachtreasurer s that at officeand eachnewtreasurer bonded. was represented the conference the National DayCareAssociation Washingin SACUS at of HoggwithMrs.Margaret ton DC May 13-15by Mrs.Elinor Coneas alternate. A committee appointed develop was to criteria awards. for It was agreed Education International National Associathatthe Association Childhood of the National tionfor the Education Young of Children Kindergarten Association SACUS mainand purposes werechallenged meettogether planfor yet identities specific tainseparate and to to thegoodof young children. plus Mrs.Elinor Hoggprepared fileof information the minutes theyearto be givento T. a for nextpresident. the was viewed.lt was to be available A posterstatingthe purposes SACUS(Kentucky of artist) for eachstateby paying postage. the wasthe Proceedings GeanMorgan chairman. WorkshopSesslons Art infant literature and nursery schools organization-planning classroom management and parents families reading readiness rhythms. and and 78 Southern Association on Children Under Six 1965-66 Clty LittleRock Arkansas Place Marion Hotel Date April13-15 1966 Theme SACUS Looks NewDimensions the Preschool at for Child KeynoteSpeakers Parent Childin Our Present Society Dr. E. Harold Fisher Day and Helping Develop InnerFreedomand Dr. Dorothy Fuller Children Controls Why Dr.JulieLepeschkin AreWe Here Research Needs Educating in Dr.JohnPeters Children Seenfromthe Perspective a as of ChildGuidance Clinic Dr. Martin Roll Building H. Patterns Success of Music Every for Dr. Robert Smith Child KidsLostin Space A. AllenWeintraub SACUSExecutlveBoard (TX) President SallieBethMoore Dr. Vice-President WilliePrice(MS) (NC) Ruth President-Elect Lambie (MS) PastPresident Elinor Hogg Mrs. T. Seeretary Charlotte Camp(TX) (SC) HelenHarley Treasurer Members-at-Large (SC) Rosemary Althouse (GA) Fan Brooke (TN) Mrs.Sarah Shipley State Representatives AL - Mrs.JayCole AR - Mrs.lrenePuckett Mclngre FL - Mrs.Doris GA - Mrs.MaryLynnPorter McDowell KY - Mrs.Conrad Wright LA - Marlene MS- Mrs. K. New J. Co-Chairmen Conference GayGattis Reynolds Mrs.Maggie Attendance 350 NC - Mrs.LelaByers Skinner OK - Mrs.Sandra J. SC - Mrs. W. Jenny TN - Mrs.EdnaWentworth TX - Mrs.JanetHoward Dickerson VA - Mrs.Mildred ProgramChairman Gonference Mrs.lrenePuckett MembershlP 2 937 SlgnlflcantEvents with Carolina affiliated SACUS. Louisiana North and Georgia 79 (Charter Legalstepswere completed whichmadeSACI.JS non-profit Stiate Kentucky) of a eduA from Incometa cationalorganization. paid membercan deductexpenses the conference to expenses. Advantages an annualmeeting of overthe bi-annual meeting was discussed the annual and was favored. meeting Mrs.AliceKousser was selected chairman the Newsletter. as of Member Dr.Josephine Hotferreceived Outstanding the Award.She servedas SACUSpresi(twice) representiative dent secretary state conference chairman and published the Proceedings times.Shewas fromOklahoma. four The permanent location the archives was to be at the homeof Mrs.Virginia of 4200 Chance LimeKilnLane Louisville KY. The budgetfor the annualconference notto exceed was and the Proceedings to not 300.00 exceed 700.00. A livelydiscussion regarding with SACUSbecoming affiliated National Association the Edufor cationof YoungChildren was heard.However was decided the mattermustfirstcome it that Board discussion. for before Executive the The newofficeof historian included dutyof keeping boundcopiesof the Proceedings the the whichwas displayed the annual A at conference. committee appointed definefurther was to duties the historian. of A specialcommiftee was appointed go through SACUSrecords to old storedat Florida State published findings the president. Proceedings University to sendsignificant and No to were this yeat. WorkshopSesslons Art books parents creativity care disadvantaged day children discipline language math science self-expression. and 80 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six 1956-67 Clty Charleston SouthCarolina Place FrancisMarionHotel Date April13-15 1967 Theme Children a Changing in World KeynoteSpeakers Dr. Louise Bates Ames School Readiness a Changing in World The Childand HisFamily a Changing Dr.AlmaDavid in SACUSPresident World RuthLambie(NC) Children the World Dorothy Hoyle in Today Anxieties Children a Changing Dr. Ramsey Melette of in World Focus the Individual a Changing Dr. KeithOsborn on in World Development Cognitive Dr. PaulWalter Abilities a Changing in of World SACUSExecutlveBoard (NC) President RuthLambie (KY) Vice-President Elizabeth Hutchens (TX) President-Elect Ramona Emmons Mrs. W. PastPresident SallieBethMoore(TX) (MS) Mrs.Lynell Rogers B. Secretary (SC) Treasurer HelenHarley Members-at-Large Fan Brooke(GA) (KY) Mrs.Virginia Chance (TN) Mrs.SarahShipley State Representatlves AL - Mrs.JanieRuckman AR - GayGattis FL - Mrs.E. M. McLeod GA - Mrs.MaryLynnPorter KY - Mrs.Carlysle Sayre l-A - Mrs.Malcolm Comeaux MS - Mrs.J. R. Wiggins Gonference Chalrman HelenHarley Attendance 734 NC - Mrs.LelaByers Driver OK - Mrs.Dorothy SC - Mrs.JoyceVeale TN - Mrs.Moree Wallace TX - Mrs.Marilyn Goff - Minnie Passamaneck VA ProgramGhalrman Conference Rosemary Althouse Membershlp 3 250 81 SignlflcantEvents A newinformation membership folder SACUS for waspresented. folder and This replaced the poster. formerpublicity weremadeavailable the conference thosedesiring participate Consultant services (the at to to request was over-subscribed). Future offerings werediscussed. The firstdraftof the Newsletter 1966-7was prepared AliceKousser. by Letters were mailed programs to the membership.included lt copies the Spring of FallConference and resume of workshops topicsof emphasis theyearandnewsitems. for Revisions the constitution for weresuggested approved. and its with SACUS continued policy cooperation groups of working the for and organizations welfare youngchildren. People with wereasked do so indiof desiring affiliate NAEYC to to vidually. A budget was adopted 1967-8 3 500.00. for of Rea Lindler was in charge publishing Proceedings. was alsoappointed historian. of the She as Mrs.AliceW. Kousser continued editor the Newsletter. as of Plans threecommunications for fromSACUS werepresented fall summer early winter. WorkshopSesslons Art birthing childreadiness cognitive learning and curriculum care disadvantaged day HeadStart mental children discipline equipment health multicultural organization and planning pressures principles limits reading and readiness research sensory teacher and guidance. 82 SouthernAssociation on Children Under Six 7967-68 Clty Birmingham Alabama Place Tutwiler Hotel Date April18-20 1968 Theme Children the South of KeynoteSpeakers Children the South-OurGreatest Dr.NaomiAlbanese of Resource TheVirginia Mrs.Dorothy Falconer AboutKindergarten Story HumanMotivation-How Everett Lindsey C. People and Why Act Dr.AlexS. Pow Developing Human Resources Our Developing Dr.Frederic Weizmann Intellectual Resources Developing Intellect Dr.Edward Zigler the Versus Developing WholeChild the SACUSExecutlveBoard President Ramona Mrs. (OK) WareEmmons Vice-President Marlene Mrs. (LA) Comeaux (GA) President-Elect Brooke Fan (NC) PastPresident RuthLambie (MS) Mrs.Lynell Secretary Rogers Treasurer Helen Harley (SC) Members-at-Large (KY) Mrs.Virginia Chance (AR) Mrs.Maggie Reynolds (TN) Mrs.SarahShipley State Repesentatlves AL - Mrs.Lucille Johnston AR - GayGattis FL - Mrs.E. M. McLeod GA - Mrs.FloraConger KY - NellDorsey [.A- Mrs.lmogene Montgomery MS - Mrs.RuthMiller Gonference Co-Chairmen V. Dr. Jacqueline Davis Mrs.Elizabeth Orman Attendance 715 Membershipz 4 224 NC - Mrs.Ericka Richey OK - Mrs.HelenE. Powers SC - Mrs.Faith Sellers TN - Mrs.CleoStrange TX - Mrs.MabelPitts VA - Mrs.Laura Sloan Events Signlflcant Member Award was presented SallieBethMoore Texas to of The 1968SACUS Outstanding professional including presidency SACUS. the of who had numerous achievements (OMEP) for for Education to appropriated SACUS 250.00 the WorldOrganization Preschool DC. in conference Washington its international was Guidelines written. Manual A Policy andConference was appointed chaira publications committee prepare seriesof leaflets to GeanMorgan to a to Underthe SACUS Seal . be distributed was chairof the Proceedings. Mrs.LucyM. Deason The president RuthLambie asked thateachSACUS report statepresident any newlegislation health in the stateregarding of andeducation young children. Evaluation formsweregivento eachmember complete return. to and WorkshopSesslons Activities childdevelopment administration behavior cognitive learning and creativity curplay emotional riculum care dramatic development HeadStart humanrelations internaday laboratory language schools musicand rhythms tionalchilddevelopment development parents families programs reading readiness research and sensory experiences social needs development special teacher training wholechild. and 84 Southern Association on Children Under Six 7968-69 Clty Jacksonville Florida Place Washington George Hotel Date April 17-19 1969 Theme Building thePast theFuture on for Keynote Speakers What s Dr. Keith Osborn About Past Good the Dr. Nancy Rambusch Will Materials Machines Fleplace and theTeachers Young of Children SACUSPresident Program Dr. J. William Rioux lssues Planning in for Fan Brooke(GA) Preschool Children Visions SugarPlums 1989 Dr. Bernard Spodek of Dr. Evangeline Ward ls the Classroom TodayStilltheChild s Domain SACUSExecutlveBoard President Brooke (GA) Fan Vice-President MaryLynnPorter Mrs. (AL) President-Elect AlmaDavid (FL) Dr. PastPresident Ramona Mrs. (TN) WareEmmons Mrs. (TN) Secretary AliceM. Kousser (SC) Treasurer HelenHarley Members-at-Large (KY) Mrs.Virginia Chance Mrs.Margaret Cone(TX) (VA) Dr. AlicePowell State Representatlves AL - Mrs.JeanMurdock AR - Mrs.EllenK. Estes FL - Mrs.Marion Scarborough GA - GloriaNorris KY - Mrs.Conrad McDowell [A - Mrs.Genette Owen MS - Mrs.JohnE. Stone Conference Chalrman Mrs.DorisMclntyre Attendance 928 Mazyck NC - Mrs.Aurelia - Mrs.Shirley Angle OK SC - Mrs.Faith Sellers TN - Mrs.CleoStrange TX - Mrs.MyraHuffhines VA - Mrs.Laura Sloan ProgramChalrman Conference Dr. AlmaW. David Membershlp 5 238 85 SignlflcantEvents In orderfor SACUS better to in servetheAssociation itsworkandto strengthen organizathe priorto the conference. Workshop day to Officer s the tion it wasdecided holdan Affiliate Dueto the growth anddevelopment SACUS the necessity certain of for and business the orof ganization be conducted to during year it wasagreed the Executive the that Board wouldmeet together onceor twiceat timesothersthanthe annual conference. and newofficers were Old following conference. to meetimmediately the A finance was for committee selected setting annual the budget. Draftcopies Conference Guidelines evaluated planned experimental for were of and for use the nextconference. The SACUS membership affiliation wasto be revised. flyer and wereto be preserved housed the Archives (Mrs. The SACUS Archives and by Committee Virginia Chance). (SC)wasthe historian. presented report SACUS Twenty Yearsof ReaLindler She a on (SeeProceedings) Growth-The Threshold a NewEra . of Newsletter for 1969-70 was accepted. The A newformat the threeissues theSACUS of Newsletter wereMrs.Ramona WareEmmons Mrs.MaryLynnPorter. editors and Marion was Scarborough the Proceedings chairman. to and budget handle to SACUS authorized 10 000.00 be invested heldapartfromthe regular (5 future financial interest) emergency. 1 4% a possible The booklelKindergarten Who What Where was published. editedby Dr. KeithOsborn wasto be madeavailable SACUS The booklet members a nominal to at cost. Thebooklet was published cooperation theGeorgia in with Department Education. price State of Sale 1.50 printing 3 000 (525sold). Thesecond wasannounced. of Under SACUS was lssuel Filmsfor Young Thiswasthefirst Children published the Seal. produced the committee. wasto be distributed to the membership 1970and leaflet lt free in by givenoutat the conference sent) (not hereafter wouldcost .30percopy. it The Outstanding Award wasto be presented SACUS every years. two president to be presented the SACUS with Eachoutgoing was Certificate Recognition. of increased approximately from 1 000 the beginning thedecade over The membership at of to of 1969. 5 000 theend by WorkshopSesslons history Behavior carpentry creativity curriculum care equipment day cognitive learning and issues kindergarten language Montessori movement dance and trends development and play pressures paraprofessionals parents families readiness research rhythms reading and problems machines. teacher training teaching and special statereports science Southern Association on Children Under Six 7969-7A Louisiana Clty NewOrleans Place JungHotel Date April12-15 1970 Theme Coming Age of KeynoteSpeakers lt s William Caraway Timeto CastYourVoteSenator J. for Children Dr. James Hymes TheChallenges Our L. Jr. for SACUSPresident Tomorrow Dr. Alma David(FL) Coming Age Dr. Bernice Milburn Moore of Scandinavian LiseHeberOstlyngen Approaches EarlyChildhood Education to Current Dr. Edward Zigler lssues ChildDevelopment in Officers President AlmaDavid(FL) Dr. (NC) Vice-President LeahButler Mrs. President-Elect Margaret Mrs. Cone(TX) (GA) Fan PastPresident Brooke (TN) Mrs. Secretary AliceKousser (SC) Treasurer Helen Harley Members-at-Large (LA) Mrs.Marvene Bonnett (OK) Mrs.Dorothy Driver (VA) Dr. AlicePowell State Representatlves AL - Mrs.Billie JeanCope AR - Mrs.FloyLafferty FL - Mrs.Marion Scarborough - Dr. TherryDeal GA KY - Mrs.Elinor Hay l-A - Mrs.MaryLee Posey MS - Mrs.AgnesS. Taylor Conference and ProgramGhairman T. Mrs.Elinor Hogg 1 Attendance 146 Member ship 6 101 NC - Mrs.Aurelia Mazyck List OK - Leone SC - Mrs.Faith Sellers - Mrs.CleoStrange TN TX - Loreen Moshier Mason VA - Mrs.Florence 87 SlgnlflcantEvents was in The first Presidents Workshop heldin mid-year Atlanta with Margaret GA Cone PresiBoard which Presidents eachstatemetwiththe Executive from as dent-Elect Coordinator. provided greater throughout 13 states.The president-elect the coordination cooperation and wasto be the annual coordinator. The firstplacement was provided the annual service at conference. The WhiteHouse Conference Children Youthinvited on and SACUS senddelegates the to to in Dr. Souther Mrs.BeftyH. Pagan conference Washington. Mildred and Dr. AlmaDavidrepresented at SACUS the conference. Dr.JamesL. Hymes waspresented Outstanding Jr. the Member Award theyear. for wereto be offered participating non-members programs. to on Expenses honoraria and wouldnot be paidhonoraria. members SACUS per was was presented Thefeefor exhibitors set at 75.00 exhibit.An exhibitor s badge to All wereto be closed during general the sessions. eachofficial exhibitor. exhibits wereto be discontinued. Consultant s services The publication by committee should approve materials SACUS of otherthanthe Newsletter Conference andthe Proceedings. Guidelines should flexible revised.A constitution be and was and By-Laws Committee appointed. WorkshopSesslons Assessment Blackchildren certification development child cognitive learning and communiplay earlyformalinstruction withchildren cation creativity care discipline day dramatic programs HeadStart infants nursery international development federal and schools child issues language andtrends legislation math mental arts language development hygiene public puppets science. organization planning kindergartens and school and 88 SouthernAssociation on Children Under Six 7970-77 Clty Atlanta Georgia Place RoyalCoachMotorlnn Date April29-May 1 1971 Theme Opening Up... KeynoteSpeakers F. Teamfor Children Home Dr. Christine Blanche The the the School Community the RoleTaking andCommunication in Skills Dr. John Flavell President SACUS Children Margaret Cone(TX) TheTwenty-first Dr. ChesterPierce Century Citizen Spacefaring-and Challenge the 1970 s Dr. Van Staden the of SACUSExecutlveBoard President Margaret Mrs. Cone(TX) (NC) Vice-President LeahButler Mrs. (LA) Dr. President-Elect Mildred Souther (FL) Dr. PastPresident AlmaDavid Mrs.Elinor Hay(KY) Secretary (SC) Treasurer HelenHaAey Members-at-Large (OK) Driver Mrs.Dorothy Mrs.BettyH. Pagan(AR) (VA) Dr. AlicePowell StatePresldents AL - Mrs.MaryLynnPorter AR - Mrs.Virginia Minor FL - RuthE. Jefferson Z. GA - Dr. Adeline Barber KY - Mrs.MargeStansberry LA - Mrs.BettyM. Walker MS - Mrs.ElsieB.Chichester ConferenceChalrman Fan Brooke NC - Mrs.JoyceP. Stines OK - Dr. BethLamb Jones SC - Mrs.Pattie TN - Mrs.CleoStrange K. TX - Mrs.Norma Stone Dickerson VA - Mrs.Mildred ConferenceProgramChalrman Fan Brooke and committee Dr. Therry Deal Barber Mrs.Adeline Dr. KeithOsborn 7 116 M ember shlp Attendance 1 920 89 SignlflcantEvents was asked writea briefhistory SACUS bringthe history the organiDr. AlmaDavid to of to of zationup to date. Manager paidstaffposition (part-time) first HelenHarley was appointed Business a SACUS a for SACUS 1971 effective September . The office was located Orangeburg in SouthCarolina NE 1070Moss Avenue 29115.Responsibilities business of the manager wereidentified. A SACUSLegislative was Committee officially formed encourage to statesto worktowardcertilegislation. fication standards to promote and was offered. A Placement Service partof the annual A SACUSPublication boothbecame conference. A thirdprinting Kindergartens-Who -What -and-When agreedupon(2 000copies). ot was A policymanual was to be developed reviewed the Executive and Board by during January the Boardmeeting.Mrs.Josephine Hoffer and Leone chaired group. List the proceedings to be Under SACUS The coverof the conference were the Seal . was contributed SACUS the Sallie dollars BethMoore One hundred by to fund. Scholarship publication Southern TheSACUS Association Children on Under Focuses Young Six on Children was reprinted. proceedings guidelines The conference wereto be revised FanBrooke by and Mrs.Elinor T. Hoggby September 1971. A publications was Dr. Althouse committee appointed Rosemary chairman A.Eugene Dr. Howard Mrs.BettyH. Pagan GeanMorgan. and The kindergarten book films andpamphlets Under SACUS wereto be printed the Seal. Members wereencouraged sponsor Week theYoung to the of Child sponsored the Naby Association the Education Young for tional of Children. Evaluation for were sheets conferences planned. A double was offered 1972. slateof officers in ReaLindler was appointed historian. as The conference Proceedings werecompiled Mrs.MaryGraceHutcheson. by passed Resolutions 1. Opposed U.S.Cabinet absorb Office Education. the to the of 2. Urged legislation goodteacher statelegislatures support to for credentials. 3. Supported establishment the Codeof advertising edibles children. the of on for The archives SACUS weretakenfromKentucky (home Mrs.Virginia of of Chance) the to in SACUS office Orangeburg South Carolina. An lnfant and DayCareWorkshop offered SACUS LittleRock May 1971. lt was a was in by hugesuccess. 90 Workshop Sesslons Art child development (behavior) communications competencies cooking curriculum day care developmentatapproach discipline play dramatic equipment numaln relations infants andtoddlers international development anO child issues trbnOs lisiening Montessori rourment dance and grouping multi-age multicultural nursery music schooi organization and planning outdoor learning paraprofessionals andfamilies parents progiars science selfconcepVself-esteem sex teacher training teaching team television voiunteers White and House Conference. 91 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six 7971 -72 Virginia Clty Richmond Hotel Place TheJohnMarshall 2T25 1972 Date March Human Potential Theme Developing KeynoteSpeakers As Dr. EthelJ. Alpenfels theTwigls Bent The Arithmetic Life K. of Dr. Ernest Emurian Safeguarding Potential Essex Human Dr. MaryLangmuir SACUSPresident TheNature Human Potentialand of Dr. Daniel Jordan C. Dr. MildredSouther lmplications of Its Educational and The Nature Human Development Teacher Training-a PrePotential lts lmplications Curriculum for and and fromthe Keyboard scription SACUSExecutlveBoard (LA) President Mildred Dr. Souther (SC) Dr. Althouse Vice-President Rosemary (OK) Mrs. President-Elect BettyR. Young Mrs. PastPresident Margaret Cone(TX) Mrs. Secretary Elinor Hay(KY) C. Watson(TX) Treasurer Mrs.Jeannette Members-at-Large (NC) Dr. Helen Canaday (OK) Mrs.Dorothy Driver Mrs.BettyH. Pagan(AR) (SC) Manager HelenHarley Business StatePresldents AL - Mrs.MaryLynnPorter AR - Mrs.Jo Ann Braddy FL - RuthE. Jefferson Warnick GA - Dr. Lillian KY - Mrs.Marge Cornell l-A- Mrs.lmogene Montgomery MS - Mrs.WilmaLowe Co-Chairmen Conference Mrs.Florence Mason Mrs.JaneMoncure Attendance 1 478 NC - Mrs.JoyceP. Stines OK - Mrs.RebaDunn SC - Mrs.Pattie Jones TN - Mrs.Earline Kendall TX - Dr. A. Eugene Howard VA - Mrs.Mildred Dickerson ProgramChairman Conference Dr. Charles Caldwell G. Membershlp 7 040 92 Slgnlflcant Events HelenHarley became business manager SACUS September 1971 of on 1 SACUS headquarterswerehoused Orangeburg in SC. Mrs.Margaret Conewas the recipient the SACUSOutstanding H. of Member Award. The first pourEducation Organisation mondiale Prescholaire (World Organization Preschool for Education)(OMEP) luncheon be heldin conjunction a SACUS to with annual conference on was March23. Resolutions offered 1. Reaffirm and urgeSACUSto havea moreviableand powerful influence withinour region and nation. 2. Resolve that bothfederalandstateactionbe initiated unifychildand familyservices to to releasemorefundsfor directand immediate services children theirfamilies. to and institutions proceed educate 3. Resolve all training that shall to teachers all levels training at of in termsof earlychildhood. was An amendment passed add a second vice-president be in chargeof membership to to member-at-large-from to fourmembers. officers havea two-year alsoanother All three will termwithstaggered terms. The booklet Perspectives lnfantDay Careby RichardElardoand Mrs. BettyH. Paganwas on published. included proceedings the 1971Infant lt DayCareWorkshop of heldin LittleRock. 1 000 werepublished pricewasset at 2.00each. copies the The pamphlet Tires Toolsfor Learning produced Are was written Mrs.MabelB. Pitts. lt by was available the 1972SACUS for conference. A committee Mrs.BettyYoung of Mrs.BettyH. Pagan Mrs.Ramona Emmons Helen W. and possibility SACUS Harley the of changing froma newsletter a journal findings studied to the to 1973. be reported the executive to boardin September Ed Wadecompiled Proceedings 1971-72. the tor groups To evaluate conference reports the interest the observers of and individual evaluations werestudied. Members wereencouraged support anti-poverty to the bill. jointly. Fivesouthern with and NAEYC states affiliated SACUS Dr. AlmaDavid the up brought briefhistory SACUS to date. lt wasto be distributed the of at Board. direction the Executive of per Exhibitors wereto signcontracts available for spaceat 100.00 booth. News (Vol. 7 No. 1 Fall1971 No. 2 Spring was edited Mrs.RafromSACUS 1972) by monaW. Emmons Mrs.MaryLynnPorter. and Board fundsto paydues The Virginia Association Early for Education appropriated Childhood wouldhavememfor for its 500 plus members the 1971-72yearsso thatthe statemembers memin whenthe association in Richmond. thatmeeting VAECE met At the bership SACUS votedto affiliate SACUS with its for bership andamended constitution provide the affiliation to April24 1972. 93 SACUS alongwiththe Tennessee Association Children on Under and Memphis Six StateUni(Early versity Education) Childhood offered a Workshop Parent on Involvement August on 14-15 1972. The two-day workshop focused the importance fundamental on and aspects of in waysin whichparents schools communication among adults alsotheyexplored depth and in can worktogether different situational Dr. Rosestelle Woolner structures. coordinated the workat Memphis StateUniversity. Two hundred fiftyattended. and WorkshopSesslons Administration anthropology childdevelopment behavior art and cognitive learning and creativity curriculum care disadvantaged day children discipline equipment exceptional children health human human relations development infants schools international and development issues kindergartens andtrends legislation literature math mobile movement center and paraprofessionals parents families play pressure music programs dance and JeanPiaget public puppets kindergarten schools reading readiness research science roleidentificasex tion social development teacher and training. 94 SouthernAssociation on ChitdrenUnderSix 7972-73 City Houston Texas Hotel Place Shamrock-Hilton D a t e p ri l1 1 -1 4 9 7 3 A 1 What Theme Confrontation Clarification ls Goodfor Young and Children KeynoteSpeakers Academic Mr. Siegfried Englemann The Preschool Englemann Constance Dr. Kamii Mr. Siegfried SACUSPresident Dr.Alma Kelly Lilian Dr. Katz Confrontation and Mrs. Betty R. Young Panelof Experts Clarification The Piagetian-Based Kamii Dr. Constance Curriculum Dr. LilianKatz Whatls GoodForYoung Children TheDevelopmental-lnteractional Dr. AlmaKelly Curriculum SACUSExecutlveBoard (OK) President BettyR. Young Mrs. (FL) Vice-President DonW. Rapp Dr. (AR) President-Elect BettyH. Pagan Mrs. (LA) PastPresident Mildred Dr. Souther (VA) Mrs.Mildred Dickerson Secretary Watson(TX) Treasurer Mrs.Jeannette Members-at-Large (NC) Dr. HelenCanaday (MS) Dr. PeggyEmerson (NC) Mrs.Aurellia Mazyck C. SACUSStaff (SC) Helen Harley Business Manager Editor Dimensions JoanFirst(AR) of StatePresldents AL - Mrs.SarahHorn AR - Dr. J. T. Wright FL - Mrs.JaneBlack GA - Mrs.BettyHardgrove KY - Mrs.BettyPogue M. LA - Dr. Jeanne Gilley Wilson Price MS- Dr. Willie Conference Chalrman Norma Stone K. Mrs. 1 678 Attendance NC- Dr. George Dudney C. Stromberg OK - Dr. Frances J. SC - Mrs.Patty Jones TN - Dr. Earline Kendall Puckett TX - Dr. Margaret Dickerson VA - Mrs.Mildred ProgramChalrman Conference Howard Dr. A. Eugene 7 435 Membershipz 95 Slgnlflcant Events Mrs.Joan Firstbecame firsteditorof Dimensions journalpublished distributed the a and to members fourtimesayeat. The firstcopywas issued March15 1973. Individual on subscrippublished magazine. in tionsare 5.00.WingPublishers SouthCarolina the in SACUSmovedintoits new headquarters Orangeburg SouthOarolina. The membership was raised 2.50per year. fee to LeoneListpresented SACUSPolicy Manualwith the special directions the Boardto reforby mulate policies incorporating Constitution By-Laws the the and definitions committee of regroups. sponsibilities responsibilities the affiliate and of The lastissueof Newsletter SACUS was from Vol. 8 No. 1 Winter 1972 73 edited Mrs. by W.Emmons Mrs.MaryLynnPorter. Ramona and Mrs.BettyH. Pagan Mrs.Ramona W.Emmons HelenHarley and met afterthe Atlanta conferfor enceto planthe contents thejournal.Thename Dimensions selected. was Therewas greatexcitement the plans. over Watsonappointed committee explore direction SACUS Jeannette a to the of shortand long (Should strayfromunder range it 6 ). groupleaders lnterest wereto be paid 25.00 the conference for session superspecial the groupleaders wereto be paid 50.00. was Dimensions planned servethe diversity professional levelsand interests the memto of of journal. Eachissuewasto havea theme. Threeareaswereto bership.lt was to be 32-page be featured concepts application related and tasksand activities. The magazine was to be published March in June October January. and The Board expressed concern in oversucha largebuildup the SACUS treasury. Suggestions wereoffered waysto usethe moneyappropriately of scholarships sendSACUSrepresentapublish journal work membership. meetings tivesto national a on president thestatepresidents. Suggestion Monthly communication the SACUS from to Therewere37 commercial exhibits 9 exhibitors showcases. and WorkshopSesslons Administration behavior art Black children books CDA Chicano childreadiness cognitive planning and learning commercial carecenters day community cooking culturally advantaged programs curriculum disadvantaged children discipline emotions evaluation federal fieldtrips human relations infants in-service training language skills learning licenscenters ing literature math mental health movernent dance multicultural and music nursery schools paraprofessionals parents families nutrition learning physicaldevelopment outdoor and Jean play programs schools Piaget for reading readiness rhythms science sensitivity special needs storytelling thinking and skills. 96 Southern Associationon Children Under Six 1973-74 Clty Louisville Kentucky Place Galt House Date April3 1974 Theme Priorities Children for KeynoteSpeakers ChildRearing a Society Dr. Vladimir deLissovoy in of Contradictory Values Rep. Romano Mozzoli Challenges L. Ahead Those for Who SACUSPresident CareAboutChildren Mrs. Betty H. Pagan(AR) Dr. Bernard Spodek NewDirections EarlyChildhood in Dr. DavidWeikart Evaluating EarlyChildhood Education Programs SACUSExecutlveBoard President Mrs.BettyH. Pagan(AR) FirstVice-President Alma MayScarlcorough Mrs. (TN) Vice-President KayKing(AL) Second Dr. President-Elect Jeannette Mrs. Watson(TX) PastPresident Mrs.BettyYoung(OK) Secretary Mrs.Mildred (VA) Dickerson Treasurer Mrs.WilmaLowe(MS) Members-at-Large (GA) Mrs.PeggyBullard LeoneList(OK) Dr. HelenGanaday (NC) Mrs.Aurelia Mazyck (NC) C. SACUSStaff Business Manager HelenHarley Editorof Dimensions Mrs.Joan First State Presldents AL - Dr. BobShuchert AR - Mrs.Mildred Vance FL - Mrs.JaneBlack GA - AnneWilliams KY - Dr.AnnSurvant LA - Dr. BessHaley MS - Mrs.Lynell Rogers Gonference Chalrman Mrs.MarianB. Hamilton Attendance 1 701 NC - Mrs.Elizabeth Frasier OK - Mrs.KayeSears SC - GaryG. Foil TN - Mrs.HildaAvant TX - Mrs.AlleeJ. Mitchell VA - Dr.Charles Caldwell ProgramGhalrman Conference Mrs.Elinor Hay Membershlp 9 053 97 Events Significant The Outstanding Member Awardwas bestowed uponGeanMorgan Tennessee charter of a member a pioneer SACUS. in and Dimensions replacedthe SACUS Newsletter the conference Proceedings. circulation The and price for the firstyearwas 9 000.Non-member s was 5.00yearly. The membership included a . subscription Dimensions to The SACUS Executive Board establishedmemorial fundin memory HelenHarley a of businessmanager diedof leukemia June 13 1974 Orangeburg who on in SouthCarolina. The SACUSheadquarters movedto LittleRockand Georgia was Sowers assumed partthe timeposition officemanager. as A memorable for SACUS first was conference thetornado hit Louisville the firstafterthat on participants wereon SACUS noonof the conference. who Someconference -sponsored tours wereforced remain to overnight thetoursites.Louisville at conference committee members wereunable reachtheirfamilies. to Destruction so greatthatsomemembers was wereunable to reachthe conference. Another for SACUS first wasthefirethatbroke in oneof the rooms the GaltHotel the out in on firstnightof the conference. guests All wereevacuated thestreets. However to therewas no disruption the conference. of was for for Criteria developed the selection a recipient the SACUS of Member Outrstanding Award. Dueto the illness Helen Harley WilmaLowe of wasgivenresponsibility thedisbursement for of funds. SACUS The Boardaccepted recommendations the Editorial the Boardbe authorized establish that to policy selectthemes editorial solicitmanuscripts makerecommendations the SACUS to quality Board and maintain control. (SACUS The AffiliateHandbook adopted was Policy) and madeavailable the states. to procedures The resolutions wereto be included Dimensions. in A pre-conference seminar Cognitive on Curriculum Framework Preschool Kindergarfor and Thompson. ten was led by Carole A post-conference seminar DayCare on was ledby Mrs.BettyR. Young. Theseconferences werethe beginnings pre-andpost-conference of seminars. WorkshopSesslons Art Chicano childabuse (emotionally developmental discrepancies disturbed handibrain capped) church school cognitive learning and needs community creativity curiosity curriculum day care(quality) disadvantaged children discipline equipment learning for evaluations programs health of programs home-based humanizing education infants nursery and international development schools child issues trends and Kramer Model KibbuE the languagearts learning centers licensing limits listening literature storytelling and math mental health moraland spiritual development multicultural music nutrition organization planand parents play priorities ning parentinvolvement publicschoolkindergartens and families real world research science self-concepUself-esteem roleidentlfication sex space standards stress teacherand personnel training values. and 98 SouthernAssociation on ChitdrenUnder Six 1974-75 Florida Clty BalHarbour Americana Hotel Place Date April -12 1975 The Children Energy Today Tomorrow of and Theme KeynoteSpeakers Moffitt and Early Childhood Dr.AlmaW. David Dr.Mary Around World the Children ur Energy or Conserved Dr.Brian Frasier G. Abused Howard When Talk Children Back-Listen Dr.A. Eugene c Presklent SACUS (TX) Mrs.Jeannette Watson Children Songs Energies Burton White Rhythms Rhyme Sustaining Dr. L. EllaJenkins The Energy Todayand Tomorrow of SACUSExecutlveBoard Watson(TX) Mrs.Jeannette President (TN) Mrs. FirstVice-President AlmaMayScarlcorough Vice-President KayKing(AL) Dr. Second (FL) Ruth President-Elect Jefferson Mrs.BettyH. Pagan(AR) PastPresident Dr. Secretary JeanneMackGilley(tA) Treasurer Mrs.WilmaLowe(MS) Members-at-Large (GA) Mrs.PeggyBullard (KY) Mrs. MarianB. Hamilton LeoneList(OK) SACUSStaff Assistant Administrative JaneAlexander Editorof Dimensions Joan First State Presldents Hamner AL - Dr.Tommie Jr. AR - LloydSchuh FL - Mrs.JaneBlank GA - Mrs.LindaBrewer KY - Mrs.CarolynRosenkrans lA - Mrs.Ul Murphy McGuffee MS - Dr. Frances ConferenceGhalrperson Mrs.Jane Black Attendance 1 660 Frasier NC - Mrs.Elizabeth OK - Dr.WandaDraper SC - Mrs.JeanJames TN - Mrs.HildaAvant TX - Dr.Ann Garrett VA - Dr.Charles Caldwell C. WV - C. R. Murray ConferenceProgram Chalrperson RuthJefferson 10 443 Membershlp 99 Slgnlflcant Events WestVirginia atfiliated with SACUS. JaneAlexander was selected SACUS as Administrative Assistant replace to Georgia Sowers. Mrs.BettyH. Paganwas appointed program as developer committed stabilizing SACUS to the Headquarters LittleRock. in Perspectives lnfantDay Carewas revised. on The Legislative Committee became publicpoticyCommittee. the The membership increased 3.50yearly. fee to The Publications Committee changed a Commission Publications Mrs.BettyH. was to on with Paganas chairperson. lncome fromadvertising Dimensions in yielded 600.00. The establishment a Commission Finance of on was accepted guidelines and wereto be worked out. Dr. Alma Davidcompiled history SACUS a of whichwas distributed the Boardand Advisory to Board. A Resolutions Committee appointed. was WorkshopSesslons Art assessment bi-lingual Blackchildren caregivers CDA childabuse childadvocacy child development readiness survival child child children s newspaper cognitive learning cbmpetency-based cooking creativity curriculum care day disadvantaged children discipline drama HeadStart highrisk homebased industry day care infants and and nursery schools innerresources integration components of international development child issuesind trends kindergarten I-ATON learning centers licensing literature mentalhygiene multicultural music openeducation outdoor parents families learning physicaldevelopment and Jean play projection the future reading Piaget for readiness religion morals and research revenue sharing rhythms safety schoolreadiness self-concepVself-esteem needs stiandards special teacher training and the toy library. 100 Southern Association on ChildrenUnderSix 7975-76 Glty LittleRock Arkansas Place LittleRockConvention Center Camelot Hotel Date March - April3 1976 31 Theme Children 177F1976WhatNow Keynote Speakers Children-Today Dr. BettyeCaldwell Children-Yesterday Dr. Joe Frost Dr.JamesC. Young Children-Tomorrow SACUSExecutlveBoard (FL) President RuthJefferson FirstVice-President S. Keith(SC) Janet Dr. SecondVice-President Kay King(AL) (MS) Dr. President-Elect PeggyEmerson Mrs.Jeannette PastPresident Watson(TX) Dr. Secretiary JeanneMackGilley(LA) Treasurer Lee Graves Eva Members-at-Large (GA) Mrs.PeggyBullard (TN) DonnaEddins (KY) Mrs.MarianB. Hamilton (MS) Mrs.LynellRogers SACUSStafl Administrative Assistant JaneAlexander Ms. Mrs. Editorof Dimensions Joan First State Presldents AL - EmmaHenderson AR - RuthSteinsiek FL - Eva Barrett GA - JanieOsborne KY - Mrs.PollyDillard Detro l-A - Charlene MS - Mae Mathis ConferenceChalrperson Mrs.Dot Brown 1 375 Attendance NC - RuthLambie OK - FranMorris Robinson SC - Sherry TN - JanetCamp TX - Frances Schneider VA - Shirley Farrier WV - C. R. Murray ProgramChalrperson Conference Dr. Mildred Vance 10 463 Membershlp SACUSPresident Huth Jefferson(FL) 101 SlgnlflcantEvents greatleaderAward.Sheshowed Member the Dr.AtmaDavidreceived SACUSOutstanding andsincethattime. shipin the birthof SACUS were held. workshop and seminars one post-conference Two pre-conference Workshop. to was Workshop changed the Leadership The nameof the President s and of ol edition Perspectives InfantDay Carewas completed fn the springof 1976a revised readyfor sale. was the membership lateststateaffiliating statesnowmadeup SACUS southern Fourteen WestVirginia. development. for consultant program Mrs.BettyH. Paganwas appointed Policy Commission. the Mozelle Corechaired Public for againin an effortto gaingreaterinsights weredistributed fonms Evaluation Conference futureconferences. shouldbe a topicat eachconference. was madethat licensing A request WorkshopSesslons learning communication cognitive CDA clothing children Black art Administration bilingual drama dentalhealth day curriculum care deatheducation cleativity cooking with children familyday care fieldtrips evaluation equipment health play ecology emotional dramatic child international developinfants HeadStart humor imagination films groupcare health and movement gefbru legislation health(fears) math mental management literature ment and nutrition organization schools nursery newspaper music NASCD dance multicultuial pets physical develparents andfamilies paraprofessionals learning outdoor management projection the future publicpolicy religion for play programs schools in opmeit Jean Piaget sex sensestimulation roles schoolenvironment rhythms science and morals resea ch stiandays handicapped) special disabilities space specialneeds(learning socio-drama and television toys. training dards teacher 102 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six 1976-77 City Glty ShreveporVBossier Louisiana Center Place Convention Date April20-23 1977 Theme Freeto Be . . . Youand Me KeynoteSpeakers OpenEducaof English H. Margaret Casson Gontributions tion NeedDeveloping Developing Children Dr.VernaHildebrand President SACUS Adults (MS) Emerson Dr.Peggy Freeto Be . . . You and Me LettyCottinPogrebin SACUSExecutlveBoard (MS) Dr. President PeggyEmerson Janet FirstVice-President S. Keith(SC) (GA) Dr. Vice-President JamesC. Young Second Dr. President-Elect JeanneM. Gilley(LA) (FL) RuthJefferson PastPresident (GA) Dr. Secretary AdelineBarber Eva Lee Graves(AR) Treasurer Members-at-Large (TN) DonnaEddins (VA) Mrs.MiHredDickerson Dr. HenryDraper(OK) (MS) Rogers Mrs.Lynell SACUSSTAII Ms. Assistant JaneAlexander Administrative Dimensions Joan First Editorof (Volunteer Staff) Development for Consultant Program Mrs.BettyH. Pagan StatePresldents AL - Dr. MaryJo Harris AR - Mrs.Dot Brown FL - Mrs.Judy Lutz GA - JanetFields B. KY - Mrs.Marian Hamilton l-A - Ann Maricle MS - Dr. RebaSouthwell rperson ConferenceGhal Ann Keene Attendance Not Available NC - HaroldMazyck OK - FranMorris SC - LindaReynolds TN - JanetCamp Schmidt TX - Dr.Velma Farrier VA - Dr.Shirley Murray WV - C. Robert ProgramChalrPerson Gonference NancyP. Alexander 10 237 Membershlp 103 SlgnlflcantEvents wereheld Two pre-conference seminars ls led 1. Listening-Where lt Going by GwenMorgan FamilyDayCare led by Dr.AureliaMazyck BettyC. Sherrod SallyAnn Shaak. and 2. A multicultural was appointed. committee The firstrecipients the HelenHarleyMemorial Awardwererecognized the conference of at and presented Jeanne (TN). M. to Green(SC)and Hattie Buntyn policy A public was begun a feature Dimensions. column as of A new publication Developing Outdoor the Learning Dickerson went Center Mrs.Mildred by on saleat the 1977SACUS Conference. A Public Relations Handbook EarlyChildhood for Organizations JoanFirstwas published by for distribution. for was published. was a compilation lt Splatters Guideto Art Experiences YoungChildren a Mrs.BettyH. Pagan was appointed a consultant two as for of ideaseditedby Joan First. years. WorkshopSesslons Administration advocacy career education carpentry CDA childabuse cooking cooperation growth fantasy HeadStart health human relations dance daycare discipline emotional interdisciplinary andtrends issues language infants toddlers arts legalaspects childof and literature makeandtake management math media mental health Monteshoodeducation parent-child motor multicultural music nutrition sori moraldevelopment development develpublic policy parents families parties programs schools in retirement and opment center needs special spiritualdevelopment sex social development self-esteem stereotyping values woodworking carpentry of workand year-aroundworld standards teacher training school. 104 SouthernAssociation on Children Under Six 7977-78 City FortWorth Texas Worth Place Tarrant County Convention Center Sheraton-Fort Hotel Date April12-15 1978 Theme A Child s Garden Verses of KeynoteSpeakers HowDoesthe GardenGrow -A Dr. Blandina Cardenas StatusReport SACUSPresklent T. ChildCareServices Dr. JeanneM. Gilley(LA) Jacqueline Cook Who ls to Deliver for BillMartin Booking the LongFlight Jr. A Child s A Dr.JohnR. Silber Garden Verses Challenge of SACUSExecutlveBoard (LA) President Jeanne Gilley Dr. M. (AL) Mrs. FirstVice-President MaryLynnPorter (GA) Vice-President JamesYoung Dr. Second (KY) B. President-Elect Marian Hamilton Mrs. (GA) Dr. Barber Secretary Adeline (AR) Treasurer LeeGraves Eva Members-at-Large (OK) Dr. HenryDraper (VA) Mrs.MildredDickerson (NC) Gertha Gibson (FL) Marion Scarborough SACUSStaff (June1978) Director Ann Sartin Dr. Executive Ms. Assistant JaneAlexander Administrative Mrs.KayC. Powers Editorof Dimensions (Volunteer Staff) Mrs.BettyH. Pagan for Development Consultiant Program State Presldents AL - AllenMallory AR - Eva Lee Graves Moore FL - Barbara GA - MaeA. Christian Walker KY - Dr. Patricia LA - NancyP. Alexander MS - BettyKline WV - Mrs.CarolCraig ConferenceChalrpersons Jack Dr. Phyllis Puckett Dr. Margaret NC - Harold Mazyck K. OK - Mrs.Suzann Ham Hart SC - Lillian TN - Mrs.PattyMilici TX - PatWright VA - Mrs.LoisFears Program Chalrperson Conference PatWright 105 Attendance 1 600 Membershlp 10 826 Slgnlflcant Events was appointed with Mrs.Kay Powers editorof Dimensions beginning the October1978issue.A job description the editorwas adopted. Also the Publications for Committee became Comthe purposes mission Publications specific with membership requirements responsibilities of and included. The SearchCommittee SACUSExecutive for Director recommended the SACUSBoard and approved that Dr. Ann Sartinbe employed the firstSACUSExecutive as Director. The first PublicPolicyForumat a SACUS was conference held.Dr. HenryDraper was ap pointed chairperson the PublicPolicy for the Commission. The firstSACUSlife membership presented Mrs.BettyH. Pagan. was to The firstclassfor college creditwas offered the conference. Another first at conference was presented. of Forum with 17 studies the inauguration a Research partyof authors publications The firstautograph of relating youngchildren to was a big suc- cess. The 1978Outstanding Member Awardwentto Mrs.BettyH. Pagan. The HelenHarleyMemorial Awardwas presented Robera Hunt(VA)and Spencer W. to T. Oldham (TX). Jr. Two SACUSdelegates were invited the Southern Association Schools participate by of to in developing standards nursery for tor schools and kindergartens 14 southern states.Dr. Peggy participated behalfof SACUS. Emerson in Twelvepre-conference toursgaveconferees unusualtreat. an Fourteen filmsof widevariety wereshown. The Pre-conference held Seminars 1. The Young Traurnatic lllness Hospitalization Child and 2. DayCare Personnel Management Supervision and Policies Practices 3. Regulatory and fn October1977a SACUS Think Tank weekend sessionwas heldat GulfShores Alabama. Twenty-five SACUS leaders contributed. leaders The cameat theirown expense.Dr. Conperson. stanceKamiiwasa resour Papers Dr. MillieAlmy Dr. MillyCowles by and Dr. Jim provided Cowles for background discussion issues. ldeasdeveloped of servedas basisfor the 1979 and 1980conference themes sessions. and WorkshopSesslons Administration assessment art bilingual Black children careereducation CDA chicano child advocacy parents childdevelopment church school cognitiveand learning college-age in crisis cooking creativity curriculum care deatheducation day dentalhealth equipment (toolsfor learning) gifted HeadStart health home center community ill children Indian Blacklearning styles infants international development child issuesand trends language arts legalaspects earlychildhoodeducation of literature mainstreaming makeand take management math mentalhealth parenUchild multicultural music newdirections nutrition parents parents make-tiake problems Blackparplay development center and families of publicscfrool ents project share publicpolicy kindergarten reading readiness religion and research morals rhythms playing safety role science stereotyping sex socialdevelopment parenteducation program special socialstudies Spanish needs standards stimulation gamesand teacher training. 106 SouthernAssociationon ChitdrenUnder Six 1978-79 Alabama Clty Birmingham Place Jefferson CivicCenter Date March 28-31 1979 Yearof the Child The SouthCelebrates Theme lnternational Its Children KeynoteSpeakers for of Dr. MillieAlmy lmplications PiagefsTheory the Educationof YoungChildren ThatCould Kamii Rootsof Knowledge Dr. Constance of Guide Programs Children for DavidRice Currentlmperatives Ghildren SACUSExecutlveBoard (KY) President Mrs.MarianB. Hamilton Mrs.MaryLynnPorter(AL) FirstVice-President Dr. SecondVice-President JamesYoung(GA) (TX) Howard Dr. President-Elect A. Eugene (LA) Dr. M. PastPresident Jeanne Gilley (GA) Dr. Secretiary AdelineBarber Eva Lee Graves(AR) Treasurer Members-at-Large (VA) Mrs.MildredDickerson Dr. HenryDraper(OK) GerthaGibson(NC) (FL) MarionScarborough SACUSStaff Director Dr. Ann Sartin Executive Assistant Ms.JaneAlexander Administrative Mrs. Kay Powers Editorof Dimensions State Presldents AL - CarolTingle AR - Judy Franks FL - BarbaraMoore GA - PollyCondon Jenkins TX - Jeannette Rains MS - Dr.Ted VA - LoisFears nference Ghalrperson Dr.JamesD. Cowles Attendance Not Available Slgnlflcant Events 107 Marbn B. Hamiltbn (KY)) Presklent SACUS Jr. NC - CarlC. Staley OK - SusanLovelace SC - LillianHart TN - PattiMilici Walker KY - Patricia l- - NancyP. Alexander WV - CarolCraig ConferenceProgramChalrperson Dr. MillyCowles 11 487 Membershlp was introfor roseto 12 000.A newcoverand layout the magazine Dimensions circulation ducedin April. 40 exhibits. included commercial exhibits 15 non-commercial and The exhibits program featureincluded reports seventeen research reports. An unusual on filmswereshown. Thirteen Awardwas presented Jo Ann Martin(WV)and The HelenHarleyMemorial to Warrick(AL). Marjorie Newsletter issuedin November was 1979. The newsletter was The firstBoard-to-Board planned enable 200 stateofficers betterrespond theirstates and followSACUS goals in to to and objectives. WorkshopSesslons blocks CDA child abuse childmanagement techniques Administration assessment arts programs with resource child communication children community Colonial church-related handicapped health creativity curriculum deatheducation discipline center cooking international development LATON licensing listening holiday infants toddlers child and movement dance multiculmake and literature mainstreaming andtake math Miser project families development one-parent open education organization and tural music neonatal parents families physical planning groups and development Piaget Jean student organizing publicpolicy publicschool kindergartens programs schools proposaldevelopment readin religion rhythms ing readiness and morals research science self-concept stereotyping sex Association socialdevelopment specialneeds social studies socio-drama Southern of standards statereports studentorganization teacher training Colleges School s teenage mothers universal childcare visual motor woodworking. and 108 Southern Association on Children Under Six 7979-80 Virginia City Roanoke Roanoke Place Hotel Conference Center 26-29 1980 Date March lssues the 80 s Theme Young for Children KeynoteSpeakers ChildDevelopment Young Dr. Frederick Green Childrenin the 80 s Dr.JamesL. Hymes PastAccomplishments-Future Jr. Priorities Education Young in Webber Children the 80 s Dr. Lillian SACUSExecutlveBoard (TX) Howard Dr. President A. Eugene (TN) Dr. FirstVice-President SybilWaldrop CarolCraig(WV) SecondVice-President (AR) Mrs. President-Elect Jo Ann Braddy (KY) Marian Hamilton B. PastPresident Mrs. (VA) Sceretary JaneGoldman B. Treasurer Lillian Hart(SC) Members-at-Large Marilyn Atyeo(GA) Ham(OK) Suzann (AL) Dr.AllanMallory (KY) Dr. KathyThornburg SACUSStaff Director Dr.Ann Sartin(Windle) Executive Assistant Ms.JaneAlexander Administrative Editorof Dimensions Mrs. Kay C. Powers state Afflllate Presldents AL - Dr.Jim Cowles AR - Mrs.Jo Ann Nalley FL - Mrs.AliceTaglauer GA - Fan Brooke KY - BettyBurns LA - MarianLa Foe MS - Mrs.BettyBarber ConferenceChalrperson Dickerson Mrs.Mildred 1 151 Attendance Merenda O Bar OK - Angelina Weinburg SC - Sylvia TN - PattyMilici TX - OdettaRusseau Bickham VA - Dr.Evelyn WV - JeanClark ProgramChalrperson Conference Dr.Guy Rose Membership 9 660 SACUSPresident Dr. A. EugeneHoward(TX) 109 SlgnlflcantEvents paperswere reviewed the conference at Position Programs Appropriate 1. Developmentally for Programs Four-Year-Olds and 2. Parenting 3. TeacherCertification. was issueof Dimensions The Lives Families introduced. JoeStevens of Dr. and A special on the Dr. BarryKleinof Georgia StateUniversity selected topics andeditedthe manuscript at the request SACUS. of Member Award. She showed Watson was presented SACUSOutstanding Mrs.Jeannette the in leadership thestateof Texas andin her many contributions SACUS Child to outstanding for Children Associates National Association UnderSix and other stateand Development national organizations. wasoffered conjunction the conference in with lssues DayCare in A graduate course The HelenHarley MemorialAward lnstitute StateUniversity. VirginiaPolytechnic and through presented NedraK. Hill(FL)and Eileen Wyss(AR). was to WorkshopSesslons Black basicskills birthing children childbehavior Abuse art administration assessment cognitive and learning creativity curanddevelopment classroom management childcare lags making detecting developmental decision riculum care deathand lifeissues day plasticsociety toys equipment learning for effective and ecology economics discipline plays aid gifted handicapped HeadStart home finger first field federalprograms trips international development infants nursery child ill children and schools center community legislation literature mainstreamlaborand love language development issues andtrends Montessori movement dance mentalhealth and ing math makeandtake management parenUchild paraprofessionals learning enrichment music newsletters outdoor multicultural public primary parents of education teaching early childhood and families JeanPiaget policy puppets religion morals of father science role readingreadiness and school environneeds standards development space special state ment self-concept education sex social Title teacher training technology 20 working reports storytelling studentorganization womenandwriting. 110 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six 1980-81 City Biloxi Mississippi Place Mississippi CoastConvention Gulf Center Broadwater BeachHotel Date March18-121 1981 Theme Committment a Worldin the Making to KeynoteSpeakers lmproving Babara Bowman Children s Lives WhereAre We andWhere We Going Are Young Dr. BrianSutton-Smith Children s andYoung Play Children s Stories Encounters the ThirdKind Dr. UrieBronfenbrenner of SACUSExecutlveBoard President Mrs.Jo Ann Braddy (AR) FirstVice-President SybilWaldrop (TN) Dr. (GA) SecondVice-President NancyTravis President-Elect Angelina Mrs. Merenda O Bar(OK) (TX) PastPresident Dr. A. Eugene Howard (AR) Pauline Walker Secretary B. Treasurer Lillian Hart(SC) Members-at-Large (LA) NancyP. Alexander Marilyn Atyeo(AL) Dr. Kevin Swick(SC) J. (KY) Dr. KathyThornburg SACUSStaff Windle (until Executive Director Ann Sartin Dr. Oct.1 1980) Administrative Assistant lnterimDirector Ms.JaneAlexander and Mrs.KayC. Powers Editorol Dimensions Affillate State Presldents AL - Peggy Chartrand AR - Marrietta Jerome FL - Dr. Patricia Smith GA - VickieOrr KY - SaraTaylor LA - SueJ. Garlington MS - EvelynCaliff Conference Chalrpersons Patricia Dr. Jobe Dr.Ted Rains 1 194 Attendance OK - JanShera SC - Dr.Kevin Swick J. TN - Dr.AnneHunt McNemar TX - Kathleen VA - Dr.Evelyn Bickham WV - JeanClark ConferenceProgramGhalrperson Mrs.BettyBarber Membershlp 9 343 111 SlgnlflcantEvents in Staterepresentatives of Therewas a reorganization the Boardwithchanges the Constitution. were elected the SACUSBoard. to was started Dimensions the purpose providing in tor of fn Aprif1981a new ldeas section practical pull-out lt ideas for teachers. wasto be in theformof a center-fold section. Developing Outdoor Learning was the Center MildredDickerson reprinted. by was The newSACUS Membership with 5 000copies brochure developed beingprinted. Therewas a beginning standing committees of Planning was 1. BlueRibbon Committee meettwice (Biloxi Tulsa).Thecommittee to and ThinkTank. incorporate ideasfromthe GulfShores charged to 2. SACUS History Committee sources Committee. 3. Foundation Grants Additional of Revenue werean important for Thesevaluable development SACUS. committees The in to Therewas a change representation Boardorganization. onlyofficer be elected and president. Eachstateelected representativethe Board.Thesecreto wouldbe thatof the a wereto be elected fromamong by officer these representatives the Board taryand financial members. were The Pre-Conference Seminars 1. Current lssues Licensing in led Hunt 2. lntelligence Whatlt ls and Howlt CanBe Cultivated by Dr.J. McVicker led Careforthe80 s by Dr.AliceHonig 3. Child 4. Newsletters Getting WordOut ledby KayPowers the led was TheWhole The Post-Conference Seminar Child by BobSamples The HelenHarley memorial Award waspresented Vicky Orr (GA)and to (KY). Margaret Koppenaal inactive SACUSdueto lack of leadership. with North Carolina became non-commercial There were39 exhibitors 34 and atthe conference. exhibitors 151presenters A SACUS Position Paper was adopted March in 1981andto be printed January in Dimenrole members The organization its primary is to support state affiliate the sions. believes that in . furthering development knowledge understandingyoungchildren of the of and . expanding resources services youngchildren their for developmental education and and families . improving quality children s lives. the of Overview SACUSServices prepared A paper was of and distributed the conference. at was A revision the Conference in of Guidelines completed distributed statesinvolved and to planning. conference Learning weremadeavailable 3.00per copy at Reprints Developing Outdoor of the Center plus .75postage. 112 WorkshopSesslons Art assessment CDA childabuse cognitive and learning cooking crisis curriculum day care decision making developing talents play ecology discipline divorce dramatic families gardening in transition health home center community ill children individualizing curriculum infants issuesand trends laboratory schools languagedevelopment learning nters literature makeand take management math multicultural music newsletters parent-child parent involvement parents families enrichment parents the run JeanPiaget and ptay on playtherapy privatekindergartens professionals publicpolicy puppets reading readiness religion morals and rhythms safety science self-concept stereotyping sex special needs standards values teacher training waterplayand justification kindergartens. for 113 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six 7981-82 Glty Tulsa Oklahoma Place TulsaAssembly Hotel Center Excelsior Date March17-20 1982 Theme Children a Changing in World TheirNeeds ConOur cgrns KeynoteSpeakers Children a Changing Dr.Walter Loban in World Their Needs Concerns Our Creative of Television a Learning BobMcGrath Use as Medium Todayandthe Future Board SACUSExecutive (OK) Mrs.Angelina Merenda President O Bar FirstVice-President DixieCrase(TN) Mrs. (GA) Vice-President Nancy Dr. Travis Second (AL) President-Elect Tommie Dr. Hamner (AR) Mrs.Jo Ann Braddy PastPresident (AR) Pauline Walker Secretary (SC) Treasurer Weinberg Sylvia Members-at-Large (LA) NancyP. Alexander Dr. Michael Davis(VA) D. (AL) EmmaHenderson Dr. Kevin Swick(SC) J. SACUSStaff Administrative Coordinator JaneAlexander Ms. Editor Dimensions KayC. Powers Mrs. of AffillateStatePresidents AL - Frances Arnold AR - Michele Malham FL - Ann Levy GA - LindaPruitt KY - Judith Platt R. LA - Richard Coleman L. MS - GailLewis Conference Ghairpersons Mrs.SandraNicholson Mrs.MaryWarner Attendance 1 651 OK - Sandra Nicholson SC - MacH. Brown TN - Dr.George Etheridge W. TX - KentChrisman VA - Johnnie Hum phr ey F. WV - JudyLynch ProgramChairperson Conference Mrs.JudyFranks-Doebler Membershlp 9 504 SACUSPresidentMrs.Angela MerendaO Bar(OK) 114 SigniflcantEvents Newsletter continued facilitatebettercommunication the state was A Board-to-Board to with organizations. wasadded the regular newfeature SACUS Forum to agenda.Thisprovided A special the an for to theirconcerns makespecificrecommendations. and opportunity members express TiresAreToolsfor Learning Learning of the Center and The Copies Developing Outdoor weresoldat the conference. Livesof Families wasawarded Outstanding Member Awardbecause hervaluRuthJefferson Florida the of of ableleadership. Arts was issuedin October1982in orderto on A specialissueof Dimensions Expressive meetthe needs the members. of (LA)and Regina waspresented Roselyne Nobles Memorial Award to The HelenHarley Gandy (MS). WorkshopSessions learning assessment Administration art basictheory-music and art anddrama affective familystructure in cameras the school CDA changing childabuse blocks bulletinboards perceptions family members of classroom management cognitive children s childadvocacy deatheducation crisis curriculum care day discipline cooking creativity and learning health homevisits in films howto families transition andtheir use gifted divorce drama publishteacher-made ill infants nursery materials humanizing education children and job issues trends opportunities language and international childdevelopment schools literature education mainlearning of centers legalaspects earlychildhood development lmovement dance multicultural and makeandtake math micro computers streaming parent paraprofessionals play learning nonverlcal nutrition outdoor music newsletters problem physical play privatekindergartens parents development and families involvement puppets rhythms public policy school environrnent self-concepVself-esteem safety solving parent program education specialneeds stressSpanish singlefamilies sex education videotape(children) womenin adminiin transition teachertraining stress children teacher strationand woodworking carpentry. 115 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six 1982-83 SouthCarolina Clty Charleston Place Gaillard Center Charleston Sheraton Convention Date March 8-12 1983 Acting WhatWe Know Theme Focus Children on on KeynoteSpeakers WhyWe Don t on WhatWe Know Act Dr.JamesP.Comer AboutChildren Discipline Acting WhatWe Know Dr.D. KeithOsborn on Focus Children the South in Wilson Riley on Gov.Richard SACUSBoardof Dlrectors (AL) President Tommie Dr. Hamner Dr. President-Elect Patricia Smith(FL) (OK) Mrs. Merenda PastPresident Angelina O Bar Affiliate Representatives AL - EmmaHenderson AR - Mrs.DotBrown Fiscal Officer FL - Alice Taglauer Secretary Meinhardt GA - Sharon KY - SaraTaylor MS - Mrs.BettyBarber OK - Dr. Kathryn Castle SC - Dr.Kevin Swick J. TN - Dr .Anne Hunt TX - Dr.Margaret Puckett VA - Lucille Everhart WV - KathyHicks LA - Jeannette Gardiner SACUSPresident Hamner(AL) Dr. Tommie SACUSStaff Ms. Administrative Coordinator JaneAlexander Editorof Dimensions Mrs.KayC. Powers SACUSAffiliateStatePresidents AL - Carolyn Diener AR - Linda Reasoner FL - Dr. MaryVirginia Peaslee GA - Dr.JimYoung KY - BetsyFulkerson LA - MarthaHarmon MS - MauryPoole Conference Chalrperson Norma Neely Attendance 1 389 OK - Ann Lassetter SC - Dr.Stephen Graves Etheridge TN - Dr.George TX - Dr.Phyllis Jack VA - Johnnie Humphrey F. WV - JuneSantee ProgramChairperson Conference Sylvia Weinberg Membershlp 10 176 116 SlgnlflcantEvents The SACUS Constitution amended the Spring 1981to provide the election a was in of for of representative fromeachstateto the SACUS Board.Thiswas the first yearof governance underthe newsystem. YoungChildren ssuesfor the 803 was published. parents the public An Ad Hoccommittee appointed public was on awareness inform to and on for of and the contributions SACUS alsoto formguidelines policies use. The newSACUS logowasvotedon andaccepted. it s SACUS purchased firstcomputer. was with CDApersonnel regarding A three-member to ways committee appointed consult SACUS cansupport CDA. (OK)and Harriet waspresented Linda Rhoten Memorial Award The HelenHarley to Atkinson (sc). presenting plaque the stateattaining Awardwas established The StateMembership a to the percentage increase membership. addition In in highest of therewas a 50.00monetary award. Boardreplaced Publication s The Editorial the Committee. WorkshopSesslons perBlack children Administration assessment art behavior CDA childadvocacy children s ceptionsof familymembers classroom management cognitive and learning competency computers cooking food creativity culture curriculum care decisionmaking day discipline genetics life education highschools trips in field home center community family divorce job infants toddlers opportunities humanizing individualizing curriculum and education learning legal language development centers legalaspects earlychildhood of education multicultural issues listening learning literature math movement dance and music nutrition parenVchild parent program parent parents families involvement education and enrichment programs puppets of family science role solving summer and JeanPiaget play problem learning families values needs sensory single Spanish special extended day self-concept volunteers waterplay. and teachertraining storytelling 117 SouthernAssociationon Chitdren Under Six 1 983-84 Kentucky Clty Lexington Place Lexington Regency CivicCenter Hyatt Radisson PlazaHotel Date March 8-12 1983 Theme SACUS 1984 A Celebration Our Heritage of KeynoteSpeakers Nicholas Long Understanding Managing Passiveand the J. Aggressive Child Dr. BillMartin Born Read WhyDiea Stranger Jr. to HighQuality for Dr. DavidP. Weikart Programs Young Helpto lmprove TheirFuture Growth Children SACUSBoardof Directors (FL) President Patricia Smith Dr. S. (VA) President-Elect Mildred Mrs. Dickerson (AL) PastPresident Tommie Dr. Hamner AffiliateRepresentatives - EmmaHenderson AL AR - Mrs.DotBrown FiscalOfficer FL - AliceTaglauer Secretary Meinhardt GA - Sharon KY - SaraTaylor MS - Mrs.BettyBarber OK - Dr.Kathryn Castle SC - Dr.Kevin Swick J. TN - Dr.AnneHunt Puckett TX - Dr. Margaret VA - Luicille Everhart WV - KathyHicks LA - Jeannette Gardiner SACUSPresident Dr. PatriciaS. Smith (FLA) SACUSStaff Administrative Ms. Coordinator JaneAlexander Editorof Dimensions Mrs.KayC. Powers Division Development(Volunteer) for Mrs.Betg H. Pagan SACUSAffiliateStatePresidents AL - DotWillingham AR - Dr.C. Morrell Jones F L- S h e i l a o l l i n g e r B GA - AnnaUhde KY - Mrs.Elinor Hay - Denise LA Wiltcher MS - Dr.JeanShaw Conference Chairperson KayWright Springate Attendance 1 496 White OK - Sharon - Mrs.Rhonda SC Corley TN - Barbara Nye TX - PamSchiller VA - Helen Richardson - Arreta WV Jaranko ProgramChalrpersons Conference MaryAnn Farley Betsy Fulkerson Membershlp 10 832 118 Slgnlflcant Events The recipient the Outstanding Member Awardwas Mrs.MarianB. Hamilton Kentucky of of for her outstanding contributions. (TN)and KayMoberg (TX). A Memorial Award waspresented Jo Tinker The HelenHarley to Multicultural boothwas provided the conference. at in Policy The Public Commission alerts the advocates the states timesduring sent to six the year. of weremadeincluding continued support CDA the needfor a national commisResolutions years and quality kindergarten in education.Guidelines for sionto studythe earlychildhood formatyear. writtenin a standardized mustbe Resolutions on needs. articles Dimensions multicultural to committee sponsored The multicultural WorkshopSesslons arts assessment autoharp babiesall day basic advocate aerobic Administrative techniques for boards bulletin CDA careers students change books braindevelopment skills behavior crafts creativity cultural curriculum in communication computers Christmas six countries play earlychildhood (andin othercoundramatic discipline diseases day care dinosaurs games grandfood families blended educational objectives services earlyschooling tries) parents grantwriting health heritage riskinfants high infant-toddler handouts handicapped programs literature math moraland spiritual multicultulanguage folktales leadership and parent learning nutrition nature newdirections outdoor andfamily music ral multisensory professional public playandspace peacemaking parenthood teachers school JeanPiaget quality questioning reading puppets readiness skills and teaching techniques environment quality puppets questioning readiness skills reading and teaching techniques environment single child skill keeping responsibility self-esteem siblings record with involvement parents and stress success supervispeech stories storytelling development social development skills. toys twosandwriting sion thinking 119 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six 1 984-85 Clty LittleRock Arkansas Place Statehouse Hotel Convention Center Excelsior 13-16 1985 Date March Them f9s1 srro1iv-Th ChalIenge of Today e e KeynoteSpeakers Education Everyone s ls Rodham Hillary Clinton Responsibility Emotional Developmental and Stanley Greenspan FirstFiveYears Life Milestones the in of Tomorrow Educate Ward Forthe Children s Dr. Evangeline for Peace SACUSBoardof Directors (VA) Mrs Dickerson President Mildred Dr. J. President-Elect Kevin Swick(SC) Dr. PastPresident Patricia Smith(FL) S. Affil iate Representatives AL - EmmaHenderson AR - Mrs.Jo Ann Nalley FL - AliceTaglauer GA - Fan Brooke KY - SaraTaylor Secretary l-A - Mrs.Lil Murphy MS - Mrs.BettyBarber FiscalOfficer Nicholson OK - Sandra Graves SC - Dr.Stephen TN - Dr.AnneHunt Puckett TX - Dr. Margaret VA - PatHenry WV - TamaraMurry SACUSPresident (VA) MildredDickerson SACUSStatf Administrative Coordinator JaneAlexander Ms. Editorot Dimensions Mrs.KayC. Powers Division Development(Volunteer) BettyH. Pagan for Mrs. SACUSAffiliateStatePresidents AL - Dr.Milly Cowles AR - Dr. Beverly Boals FL - Jacqueline Clemens Meinhardt GA - Sharon KY - Karen Hammons LA - JanieBizette MS - Dr.Limmie Flowers Conference Chalrperson Mrs.Jo Ann Braddy Williams 1 A t t e n d a n c e 1 39 NC - Dr.Kathryn Castle Greene SC - Jeanne TN - Barbara Nye TX - JoanWageman VA - HelenRichardson WV - ArretaJaranko ProgramChalrperson Conference Mrs.DotBrown Mrs.Kathy Stegall 12 417 Membershlpz 120 SlgnlflcantEvents Mrs.Kay C. Powers editorof Dimensions movedto Boston Massachusetts continuing her workfor SACUS fromthere. The Kindergarten Position Paperwas developed printed the SACUS Boardposition.lt and as was adopted the membership the conference. by at position A procedure developing adopting for was and statements prepared and adopted. The president president-elect shortly met planof and aftertakingofficeto develop two-year a work extending acrossbothadministrations provide to and continuity workmoreetfectively planning SACUS goals. Thiswasso helpful it ledto the Board Directors that toward of meetingsheldin earlysummers thereafter. was published presented the Actingon WhatWe Know editedby Dr. KevinJ. Swick and at Boardmeeting.Humanitics Pressintroduced Lives Familiesin 1984Spring Conference The of bookformwithcredit SACUS. to The Research Theater the conference at concentrated threepaperson readingreadiness. on Memorial Award was presented RuthSteinbrunner and (VA) The HelenHarley to (WV). JudyVetter (1) it The Public Policy Commission usedall the sources couldfindto stayinformed issues on (2) usedall the avenues coulddevise keepBoard (3) it informed provided to andmembership howto packets advocacy) (suchas a traveling workshop leadership for training advocacy on (4) identified important majorissues the ones thendeveloped issueposiandadopted more tionsto serveas a basisfor SACUS leadership members use in speaking and to testifying and letter writing. WorkshopSesslons learning backto the basics music Abuse accreditation administration affective basictheory preschool church centers church classroom manageart anddrama CDA childadvocacy ment cognitive learning computers cooking food creativity culture curriculum care day and lags making developmental discipline divorce drama decision detecting deatheducation gifted genetics play economics father child health family workshops environment dramatic humor children ill individualizing homeliving centers curhemispherical development brain international development issues lanriculum infants child and trends and nursery schools guagedevelopment makeand take math listening learning literature learning centers parentlearning music nutrition outdoor Montessori motor multicultural mental health skills peace play private parents families parent involvement JeanPiaget and childenrichment puppets public policy pressures problem professional reading readikindergartens solving famisensory single self-concepVself-esteem learning ness safety science signlanguage programs (teacher-child) storytelling summer stress lies socialdevelopment reports state values writing children for thinking skills teacher training technology television supervisors for andwriting publication. 121 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six 1985-86 Florida Clty Orlando TwinTowers Place Sheraton Date March 5-8 1986 Theme TheEarlyYears TheTimefor Excellence KeynoteSpeakers Learning-The Early Years Dr. Ernest Boyer Developmental Play Dr.ViolaBrady A fromPotential Power to Mrs.JoanHaines Bridge An Evening withFredPenne FredPenner Excellence You-the Teacher ls Dr.CarolSeefeldt Read Aloud-an Excellent to Start Way Jim Trelease SACUSBoardof Dlrectors Dr J. President Kevin Swick(SC) (TX) Pucket Dr. President-Elect Margaret (VA) Mrs.Mildred Dickerson PastPresident Affll late Representatlves AL - Dr. Millie Cowles AR - Mrs.Jo Ann Nalley F.L Dr.Ann Levy GA - FanBrooke KY - RuthAnnCrum LA - Mrs.Lil Murphy FiscalOfficer MS - Mrs.BettyBarber Nicholson OK - Sandra SC - Rhonda Corley Secretary TN - Dr.AnneHunt TX - KentChrisman VA - PatHenry WV- Helen Reger SACUSPresident Dr. KevinJ. Swick(SC) SACUSStaff Ms. Services JaneAlexander of Director Administrative Mrs.KayC. Powers Editorof Dimensions SACUSAffillateStatePresidents Autrey AL - Jacqueline AR - Dr.Sue Martin FL - RuthHuckaby Meinhardt GA - Sharon KY - KaySpringate LA - Jo WoodCarroll MS - BeverlyMoffitt Conference Chalrperson AliceTaglauer Attendance 2 495 OK - MaryAnn Bergman SC - CindyNail TN - Wanda Judd TX - Dr.JanetBlack VA - RuthSteinbrunner WV - Jo Ann Richards ProgramChalrperson Conference Dr. MaryVirginia Peaslee 13 658 Member shlp 122 SlgnlflcantEvents with A taskforcewas appointed studySACUS relationships otherprofessional organizato tions. for was the and to A SACUSAd HocCommittee appointed develop structure procedures estabfor Mrs. was appointed lishing SACUSIntra-Division Development. BettyH. Pagan chairthe person Etheridge the executive committee. with Dr.George and papers wereadopted at ThreeSACUS position and presented the conference. 1. Quality ChildCare in Programs Public Schools 2. Four-Year-Old Parents 3. Supporting grantfromthe University SouthCarolina. The papers wereprinted through 2 000.00 a of Member received SACUS Outstanding Award. Mrs.Dot Brownof Arkansas the (AL)and was The HelenHarley MemorialAward presented RethaMancil to (AR). LaVonia Griffin ThreePre-Conference were Seminars 1. Foundations Excellence of OralLanguage led Skills and Development by Dr.JoanTough BuildlnnerControls by Dr.Joanne Hendrick 2. Helping led Children in Early Programs by Dr. Robert led Challenges Administering Childhood Lurie 3. Perennial and RogerNeugebauer A boothto display multicultural materials provided. was Therewas 84 commercial Therewere275presenters. exhibits. The ldeas in werepulled sections Dimensions together soldat the conference 5.00 and for including notebook the for 3.00 the setonly. papers Thirty-three research werepresented. A Research Statistics and was Committee established. is to be a clearing lt houseon data related children families the South.Frances to and in (AL)was appointed Arnold chairperson. WorkshopSesslons Accreditation administration assessment to the basics art back basictheory music and art drama books CDA childabuse childadvocacy perceptions childdevelopment children s of familymembers classroom management cognitive learning and competency computers cooking food cooperative extension creativity crisis culture curriculum care day decision making detecting developmental discipline lags play elderly divorce drama dramatic emotions environment (tools learning) equipment for fairs family day care firstaid four-year programs the public in gardening gifted schools health humor children ill individuatizing curriculum infants toddlers. and kindergartens language development learning centers legal aspects earlychildhood of education listening learning literature makeandtake math mental health microcomputers Montessori movement dance and multicultural music nature nuclear issues nursery schools nutrition parent-child outdoor learning parent enrichment parents families involvement physical and play development andplayground poetry public policy puppets reading readiness resources rhythms safety school environment school readiness science self-concepVself-esteem sex stereotyping socialdevelopment storytetling (child) stress(teacher) stress supervision teacher training television volunteers writing and for publications. 123 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six 1986-87 Tennessee Clty Memphis Plaza Pface Memphis Convention Center Complex Crowne Hotel Date March25-28 1987 Theme Building Bridges Keynote Speakers Widening Circle Dr. Bettye Caldwell the Seeing Family Dr.JamesGarbarono Through Eyes the the of theChild Building Thomas Moore Bridges Through Music SACUSBoardof Directors (TX) Puckett President Margaret Dr (AR) President-Elect Jo AnnNalley Mrs. (SC)l PastPresident Kevin Swick Dr. J. SACUSAfflllateRepresentatives AL - Dr.Millie Cowles AR - Mrs.BettyH. Pagan FL - Dr.Ann Levy Meinhardt GA - Sharon KY - RuthAnnCrum LA - Mrs.NancyP. Alexander MS - Mrs.BettyBarber Fiscal Officer Wilson OK - Dr.Elaine SC - Mrs.Rhonda Corley Secretary TN - Dr. RichScofield TX - KentChrisman VA - Dr.Ann MarieLeonard Reger WV - Helen SACUSPresident Dr. MargaretPuckett (TX) SACUSStaff Director Administrative Ms. of Services JaneAlexander Editorof Dimensions Mrs.KayC. Powers SACUSAfilllateStatePresldents AL - JoanPorter AR - DotBeck FL - Dottie Ports GA - Dr. PaulWirtz KY - Ann DeanCarr LA - Dr. Rosalind Charlesworth MS - Paula Triche Conference Chalrperson Dr.George Etheridge 1 865 Attendance OK - RuthAnnBall Robinson SC - Dr.Sandra TN - Wanda Judd TX - Jim Campbell VA - RuthSteinbrunner WV - Jo Ann Richards ProgramChalrperson Conference Dr.JohnM. Johnston Membershlp 13 706 124 SignlflcantEvents The first Research Statistics FactSheets weredistributed. and was formed.lt consisted Advocacy Legislative A Public Policy of Platform ResoluCouncil Papers The Institute Public Policy. tions Position and on wereformed Research Statistics Children ThreenewStanding Committees and on and Families Related Organizations Committee Publications and Council. had two areasof responsibility provide clearing To The Publications Council a housefor potential publications theirfinalformto the SACUS and in SACUS publications to recommend Board. (Div Dev) authorized. booth The Division Development for was A was manned the conferat Almost was enceto launch division. the at by 8 750.00 raised the conference the membership. Mrs.BettyH. Paganchaired committee. moneyreceived to be usedfor projthe The is ectsand programs outside the operating of budget. B. Award was BetsyFulkerson Kentucky. The firstperson receive Marian Hamilton to the of (FL) The HelenHarley Memorial Award wasgivento PattiFaircloth andSandra Lee(GA). publication titled Readings Multicultural The new SACUS multicultural is in Learning Early in Childhood Educationauthored Dr. KevinJ. Swick. by The publication Actingon WhatWeKnow hasbeensoldout. for SACUSjoinedABC(Alliance Better ChildCare).Thealliance a groupwhoseaimis to is pursue activities improve quality lifefor children families to passlegislation to the of and and on comprehensive child family care. WorkshopSesslons Accreditation administration after-school art basicskills care behavior blockplay child programs childcarefacility childcareworker abuse church-related classroom management punishment computers conservation cooking corporal curriculum carepersonnel day discipline diseases employee childcare environment family needs fear financial manageprograms gifted programs guidance ment folklore foreign four-year-olds earlychildhood intervention handicapped hearing impaired infants toddlers learning language centers development licensing literacy literature mainstreaming management directors for math parenting play playMontessori moralandspiritual multicultural nursery nutrition schools grounds problem programs public programs regulation relerral solving school seryices teacher burn-out science singleparenting development staff storytelling teacher compeproblems. tency television toilettraining visual and 125 SouthernAssociatonon Children Under Six 7987-BB Alabama Clty Birmingham Birmingham-Jefferson Center Ramada Hotel Civic Place Date March 22-27 1988 Theme The Magic Young of Children KeynoteSpeakers Augusta Baker The MostMagical All of TheMagic Intelligencies Dr. Howard Gardner E. in of Young Children Dr.J. Richard Magic EarlyLiteracy Gentry The of SACUSBoard of Dlrectors (AR) Mrs. President Jo AnnNalley (SC) Mrs. President-Elect Rhonda Corley (TX) Puckett PastPresident Dr. Margaret SACUSAfflllateRepresentatlves Arnold AL - Frances AR - Mrs.BettyH. Pagan FL - Dr.MaryV. Peaslee Meinhart GA - Sharon - KarenHammons KY LA - Mrs.NancyP. Alexander MS - Dr.JeanShaw WV - Helen Reger Wilson OK - Dr.Elaine Nail SC - Cindy TN - Dr. RichScofield FiscalOfficer TX - JoanWageman VA - Dr.AnnMarie Leonard. Secretary SACUSPresident Jo Ann Nalley(AR) SACUSStaff Director Administrative of Ms. Services JaneAlexande Editorof Dimensions Mrs.KayC. Powers SACUSAfflllateStatePresidents AL - Jannett Baggett AR - NancyBacot FL - Mrs.LydiaNeasman GA - Dr. PaulWirtz KY - RuthAnnCrum LA - LindaBryan MS- Regina Gandy Conference Chalrperson Dr.Milly Cowles Attendance 1 436 OK - MonaLane Phillips SC - Billie TN - Diane Neighbors TX - LindaArd VA - Lucille Everhart WV - Dr.Jo Cleek ProgramChalrperson Conference Dr.JerryAldridge Membershlp 15 038 126 SlgnlflcantEvents The conference organized was (2) around threestrands (1) Childin the Family Childin the (3) Childin Society. Group and FivePre-Conference Workshops wereheldon Thursday the subjects on with aidsand dealing infectious diseases earlychildhood in settings spiritual moral and development young in management children eightdimensions classroom of comprepensive careresources child and referral services and understanding publiclaw9f457 and its impacton the specialneeds the of youngchildren. pamphlet The (andworking Tradition A newpromotional Continues KayPowers by withthe history was cornmittee) presented members the conference. to at Ye OleGiftShopwas manned the Division Development Mrs.BettyH. Pagan by for with in received muchattention.Different charge. Giftsweresoldand a silentauction statescontributedgiftsfor the auction. (KY)and The HelenHarley Memorial Award waspresented PatWorkman to (t-A). Kemila Vaughn received Outstanding Member for FanBrooke the Award her untiring efforts thegrowth to of SACUS. The Marion Hamilton B. Memorial Award waspresented Nancy Alexander Louisiana P. to of (SeeSection Awards). andthe Stateof Louisiana. on Multicultural Education position was in a statement published 1988. Also the book Readrhgsin Multicultural Learning EarlyChildhood in Education Dr.Kevin Swick by was pubJ. lished March 6.00. in for moved a newoffice into SACUS headquarters building. for in Tennessee Plans the 50thannual SACUSconference Nashville werebeingmade. had for nutrition The Health Committee a boothat the conference showing support quality psychology services etc. dental education was Her was Mrs.AlmaMayScarborough appointed historian. responsibility to compile as the materials datacollected the History history SACUS for publication of utilizing written the and by missing linksnecessary the validity the for and as of Committee others wellas supplying The chairman the committee others of and knowledgeable the document. about textwereto publication. (SeeSection Histories) review finalcopybefore the on 127 Workshop Sesslons Accreditation administration assessment theory-music artanddrama art basic and blind percepbooks CDA childcare-employer-sponsored development child children children s preschool choosing childcareservices church-related classroom tionsof familymembers management cognitive learning communication cooking food competition and skills and computers creativity crisis culture curriculum care decision day and choice-making discipline play divorce drama dramatic andimagination ecology emotions environment equipment(tools learning) for families transition evaluation techniques in family workshops father plays firstaid four-year-olds programs gifted grouptimes HeadStart child fieldtrips finger health children ill infants nursery and schools in-service intelligence training language language development arts legislation literacy literature management math microcomputmotor ers movement dance and multicultural music nature skills newsletters nuclear parent-child parent parents families issues learning outdoor enrichment involvement and parents the run physical play primary on development JeanPiaget teaching earlychildhood problem professionalism policy public puppets education solving reading readiness recruiting members referral religion morals services and research resources and relaxation rest games) (musiq parent rhythms family roles dance science single learning sensory selfparent program concept stereotyping sex school environment space Spanish education needs speech special andeducation training staff statereports progress and storytelling programs the extended teacher summer and day training tests-achievements technology timemanagement thinking values volunteers skills writing publication writing for and skills. 128 SouthernAssociation on ChildrenUnder Six 1988-89 Clty Richmond Virginia Place The New Marriott Hotelandthe Richmond for Centre Conventions Date April13-16 1989 Theme Reflections Visions Yesterday Today andTomorrow Keynote Speakers VISIONS Dr.JamesComer TomorrowWhere We Going The80 sChildas a TwentyAre FirstCentury Citizen An Youngheart Records Evening Songs All Times GregScelsa andSteveMillang of for Supporting Young EllenGalinsky PanelPresentations the Child lmpact Today s Dr. D. KeithOsborn on Family Stresses the Young on Child Reflections. Yesterday Dr. D. KeithOsborn Where HaveWe Been Guidelines Our from Past Working Solutions Dr.Sandra Robinson for Through Public Policy Fitting Public Thomas Schultz the Schools the Young to Child SACUSBoardof Dlrectors (AR) President Mrs.Jo Ann Nalley (SC) President-Elect Rhonda Mrs. Corley (TX) PastPresident Margaret Dr. Puckett Affiliate Representatives SACUS AL - Frances Arnold AR - Mrs.BettyH. Pagan FL - Dr.MaryV. Peaslee Meinhardt GA - Sharon Fiscal Officer KY - KarenHammons Secretary lA - Mrs.NancyP. Alexander MS - Dr.JeanShaw OK - Mrs.RuthAnn Ball SC - CindyNail TN - Dr.AnneHunt TX - JoanWageman VA - MaryLandis WV - HelenReger SACUSStaff Ms. Director Administrative of Services JaneAlexander Powers Editorof Dimensions Mrs.KayC. SACUSAfflllateStatePresldents AL - Margie Curry AR - Mrs.KathyStegall FL - Suzanne Gellens Lampley GA - Verlene McCullough KY - Mrs.Marlene LA - LoisRector Miller MS - Dr. BitsyBrowne GonferenceChalrperson HelenRichardson 2 586 Attendance OK - Dr.AnnMills Weber SC - Margie TN - Diane Neighbors Rummel TX - Jeanette VA - Lucille Everhart WV - Dr.Jo Cleek ConferenceProgramChalrpersons JaneGoldman MaryLandis 16 184 M ember shlp 129 SlgnlflcantEvents The Public Policy effort meeting withlegislaCouncil organized firstSACUSAdvocacy the by moreeffective Thiswill enable stateleaders the Southto be of advocates tors in Washington. for children families. and A position on in Education statement TheAppropriate Usesof Computers EarlyChildhood had beendeveloped was disseminated the Conference. and at Resolutions Policy Resolutions submitted the Public to Council Committee continued be the to for with SACUS vehicle communication StateDepartments Education Human of and Services groups. Stateofficials and policymakers and otheradvocacy policy The SACUS public withinstitutions higher was effort of education put in the formof a genericagreement the University South with of Carolina the influence SACUSwas thus of in Policy extended the policy area. The Public Council continued keepSACUS members to informed childcarelegislation. on quarters publications newoffice for SACUS acquired especially storing SACUSarchives and yearof occupying offices.Also furnishing the newexecutive furnishings thissecond in new for director the Division Development purchased. for were and yearwasdeA planof acting carryoutthe Division Development for for to activities the coming veloped. Therewereover100exhibitors the conference highest at the ever. groupsessions Moreinterest werescheduled special sessions tours andotherevents than including reception the Governor s everbefore a at mansion. Dr.Cathy the much Grace newexecutive director of June1 1989 as spent timegetting acquainted withSACUS activities different in states before Conference. the (chairperson) her commitA computerized Personnel Index wasformulated FanBrooke by and in tee. Thisfineresource should assist affiliates locating consultants a variety organizafor of tionalneeds. papers The archives historical and werebeinghoused the SACUS at office. Datahasbeencollected testing young in on of children the South.The SACUS ReSouthern search is carefully and Statistics Committee analyzing data. the The Health in Committee up displays 3 affiliate set states exhibiting workof the committee. the job presented newlyformulated deDr.JeanShaw chairof thecommission committees on the for scriptions all committees the Board Directors. to of Reprints the ldeas Social of in sections Dimensions nowin the thirdseries are entitled Education. Newcolumn editors editorial and havebeenselected fill vacancies. consultants to packet The Membership welcomed members Committee membership all through SACUS a position publicacontaining letter welconre history a of a brochure three statements SACUS tionlist the newlydeveloped membership andthe mission for card statement suitable framing. packets) (15.000 (loose-leaf) The firstdraftof the SACUS History Notebook completed August. was in Southern The SACUS Newsletter Accent waspublished serveas the primary vehicle for to related SACUS Board Directors of communication happenings of datesanddeadlines to Committees Commissions and SACUSAffiliate States andtheirofficers the SACUS and office. 130 WorkshopSesslons prevention Accreditation accident administration learning affective agencies helping army preschools arts authors backto the basics- skills basistheory-musicand art and drama (children) blocks books bulletin boards CDA change changing family structures child advocacy childabuse childcarecenters childcarein churches childcare(employer spon(G-5) sored) childdevelopment (0-) children childdevelopment percepdisabled children s preschool tionsof familymembers choosing childcare church classroom managemenV freedom cognitive learning and communication competition skills computers conservation cooperative extension creativity crisis culture customs curriculum undersix curriculum over making choices six day care(employer) care(homes) day decision developing talents differplay imagination encesand likenesses discipline divorce drama opera dramatic education plastic review volunteers effective society toys elderly and emotions brain environment (tools learning) (step) for equipment families families transition in evaluation techniques families-workers family life fantasy trips field flannel day care family education boards programs public growth guilt handicapped (21stcentury) future food four-year Head schools homevisits humanizing holiday ill Start health study education children hospitalization individualizing infants in-service intergenerational kindergarten curriculum trainee curriculum learning literacy literature mainstreaming make language development styles arts language Montessori mapping math micro moraland spiritualvalues andtake(tools) skills computers (folk) motorskills movement dance multicultural music nature NAEYC newsletters and paraprofessionals parent-child learning nursery nutrition objectives outdoor enrichschool parents the run peace parent parents families grandparents involvement & & on ment problem personnel play planning therapy play poetry primary (peacemaking) teaching programs-quality public policy public (proprofessional reading readiness school solving gram) resources and relaxation rest referral religion morals research recycling services and games) (after) (music help school scirhythms safety salary environment school dance parent program special Spanish education ence self-concepUself-esteem development social (burnout) tests-achievement needs storytelling stress-teacher and education training staff (moral spiritual) volunteers woodworking carpentry TV and skills transition values thinking writing publications writing for and skills. for andwriting children 131 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six 7989-90 Texas Glty Dallas Hotel Place HyattRegency Date March28 -Aprll 1 1990 Century of Theme TheManyFaces theTwenty-first KeynoteSpeakers Developing YoungMinds Tomorrow of the Loretta Long Fun Learning and Entertaining Making Early Education Trends Theory Childhood Dr.Joe L. Frost SACUSPresident for and lmplications the21stCentury RhondaCorley(SC) Profession the Barbara Bowman PositioningEarlyChildhood for Programs Children to lnsure Quality Songs Innocence of Scruggs Joe SACUSBoardof Directors (SC) Mrs.Rhonda President Corley Dr. President-Elect Ann Levy(FL) (AR) Mrs. PastPresident Jo AnnNalley SACUSAffillateRepresentatives Baggett AL - Janette Mrs.BettyH. Pagan AR Clemmens FL - Mrs.Jacqueline Meinhardt GA - Sharon Fiscal Officer KY - Marlene McCullough LA - Mrs.NancyP. Alexander MS - Dr.JeanShaw AnnBall OK - Mrs.Ruth Phillips SC - Mrs.Billie TN - Dr.AnneHunt TX - Bobbie Henderson VA - Mrs.MaryLandis Secretary WV - Esther Wilmoth SACUSStaff Dr. Executive Director CathyGrace Ms. Director Administrative Services JaneAlexander of (Resigned 1989) December Editor Dimensions Mrs.KayC. Powers of (January Mrs.Elizabeth Shores F. 1990) SACUSAfflllateStatePresldents AL - Dr.AnneEddowes AR - Dr.Carol Snelson Van Buskirk FL - Carolyn Lampley GA - Verlene KY - Dr. MaryLouRoutt LA - Dr.Nancy Coghill MS - Mrs.Sandra Ford Conference Co-Chairperson Dr.JaneRowe MaryCarolCates OK - Mrs. JudyFranks-Doebler Weber SC - Margie TN - Gayle Green TX - Mrs. SueGainer VA - Dr.JanetSawyers WV - Dr.JaneW. Kennedy ProgramGhalrpersons Conference Mrs.SueGainer Frankie McMurray 132 Attendance Membershlp Significant Events Workshop Sesslons 133 Dates StateConference hold in months stateorganizations traditionally theirconferences the following SACUS affiliate October Arkansas Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi Tennessee WestVirginia Texas Alabama Wit ii.ii. . . iis iu f i j ii i i.i iii ...VifClhih . . . lll .. ..... . . ... . ......... .. Exhlbltors haveadded significant Commercial exhibitors a dimension the SACUSconferences to since participants hadtheopportunity makefirsthand 1955. Conference have to examination the maof who and equipment to makecontact withexhibitors are knowledgeable abouttheir terials and products wellas possessing programs. information Educational as about earlychildhood exhibitorsrepresentinghostof educational a organizations alsomadeavailable SACUS memhave to bersinformation about theirpublications professional and expertise. 134 Introduction lt members no exception. is gratifying know All people needrecognition SACUS and are to members acknowledgement because theirachievements. of deserve special thatsomeSACUS whohavereceived Willyou rejoice withus as you review listof persons special the pastfortyyears recognition during the 135 SACUSOutstanding Member Award Member Award for Outstanding of was Criteria set up for the selection a recipient the SACUS . The highest standards ethics of . Recognition the professional of childdevelopment field and in . early childhood . Tangible promotion thecauseof better and of contributions active . childhood education . Membership active (1974) leadership SACUS in and two Since1964the awardhasbeengivenevery years. 1 96 1 196 2 196 3 1964 1966 19 6 8 19 7 0 1972 1974 1976 197 8 198 0 1982 1984 19 8 6 19 8 8 19 9 0 (NY) Jessie Stanton (KY) Dr.OpalWolford (posthumously) (FL) Dr.RuthConner (SC) Forsythe Mrs.Dorothy (OK) Dr.Josephine Hoffer (TX) SallieBethMoore Dr.JamesL. Hymes (MD) Jr. Mrs.Margaret Cone(TX) (TN) GeanMorgan Dr.AlmaDavid(FL) (AR) Mrs.BettyH. Pagan Mrs.Jeannette Watson(TX) (FL) RuthJefferson (KY) B. Mrs.Marian Hamilton (AR) Mrs.DotBrown (GA) FanBrooke 136 Helen Harley Memorial Award givento two is MemorialAward a SACUS conference scholarship award The HelenHarley previous is The conference. purpose to propersons a SACUS attended who havenever annually growth. moteprofessional (SC) 1977 Jeanne Green (TN) Hattie Buntyn M. (V W. 1 9 7 8 Ro b e rta H u n t A ) Jr. T. Spencer Oldham (TX) (WV) 1979 JoAnnMartin Wanick(AL) Marjorie K 1 9 8 0 N e d ra . H i l l(F L ) Wyss(AR) Eileen On 1 9 8 1 Vi cky (GA ) (KY) Koppenaal Margaret (LA) Nobles 1982 Roselyne (MS) Regina Gandy (OK) Rhoten 1983 Linda (SC) Atkinson Harriet r 1 9 8 4 J o T i n ke (T N ) (TX) Kay Moberg (VA) 1985 RuthSteinbrunner (WV) JudyVetter (AL) Mancil 1986 Retha (AR) LaVonia Griffin (FL) 1987 PattiFaircloth Lee(GA) Sandra (KY) 1988 PatWorkman (LA) Vaughn Kemila (MS) Howard 1989 Esther (OK) MaryHigdon 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 137 Marian B. Hamilton Memorial Award proposals andfor for by is MemorialAwardan award innovative B. The Marian Hamilton yearly. lt members. is awarded SACUS (KY) 1987 Betsy Fulkerson (LA) P. Association Children Six 1988 Louisiana on Under andNancy Alexander (MS) 1989 Jackson Association--- JACUS (MS) Association-NEACUS Mississippi and Northeast 19 9 0 1991 19 9 2 19 9 3 1994 19 9 5 19 9 6 19 9 7 1998 19 9 9 2000 SACUSFriend of Children Award for Policy in advocate Council recognition an outstanding of Thisawardis givenby the Public youngchildren. (SC) 1988 Richard Riley Governor Defense Fund(Washington DC) 1989 Helen Blank Children s (TX) Leland 1990 Mickey U.S.Congressman SACUSLifetimeMemberr hip Awardis presented a member whois recognized onewhoserved The LifeMembership to as period time. contributions the Association an extended to over of SACUS and madeextraordinary 1978 Mrs.Betty Pagan H. SACUSDivision for Development progress for has in toward Sinceits inception 1986 Division Development madesubstantial the projects programs leadership the fundsfor supporting innovative and training across South. raising will memSACUS To meetthe challenges the 1990 s of threegrantawards be madeto individual programs meetthe needs youngchildren groups whopropose worthwhile to of and bersor affiliate from 250.00 to basisandrangein amounts The are theirfamilies. awards madeon a competitive 1 0 0 0 . 0 0 . 138 Introduction publications inform variety formats and challenge.A has to of Since1950SACUS developed information the generalmembership. in to Over to havebeenutilized seeking bestcommunicate instructional multicultural to techniques advocacy education the yearstopicsrelating curriculum position Dimensions havebeenaddressed through books newsletters statements and parenting Dr. Dr. Noted authors suchas Dr. KeithOsborn JamesHymes earlychildhood and resolutions. Dickerson JoeStevens Dr. Shaw Mrs.BettyH. Pagan Dr. Jean and Dr. Mrs.Mildred BarryKlein workswhichcontinue impactearly of to to KevinJ. Swickhavecontributed the multitude published educators acrossthe country. childhood 139 Guidelines SACUSPublications policy setforthin the organization s policy with manual In accordance SACUS operating as printed electronic mayproduce materials SACUS or for approved the Boardof Directors by in and of distribution its members othersinvolved the careand education children to undersix. In orderto maintain standard excellence reflects professionalism SACUS a of that the of the guidelines publifollowing havebeenestablished theSACUS by Editorial for Board all SACUS materials cations educational and 1. All publications conform the styleestablished the Publication must to by Manual the of Psychological Association edition. American 3rd prepared distributed SACUS 2. Any materials mustbe consistent the goals and by with of and objectives the organization adopted as annually the Board Directors. by of Editorial Board its 3 The SACUS shallexercise responsibilitiesstated the SACUS as in in Policy Manual the development all materials. of 4 Publications othermaterials and mustbe consistent current with research fields in related childdevelopment earlychildhood to and education. produced SACUS plan approved the Edito5. Any publications by musthavea written by purpose production production rial Boardand the Boardof Directors its stating budget method review content design for schedule target audience(s) of and anddetailed distributionplan. shallobtain releases fromauthors all publications edu6. SACUS signed copyright of and produced. materials cational 7. All publications be assigned ISBNor ISSNnumber must within SACUS an the series. quality work8. All publications-printed electronic-must and maintain professional a of precise printing a minimum including paperstockof 60 manship clear offset weight on pounds photography crisp well-lighted composed and cleanediting adherence and to graphic no professional standards smaller thanninepointtypefor text(suchas Century) quality photographs illustrations and appropriate of inkcolors functional use and layout and design. Board Directors 9. The SACUS of shallexecute contract letter agreement with a or of persons involved the development publications educational in materials eyery of or in whether services compensated volunteer. instance the are or t40 (7949-89) Reviewof Publications 1950-1973 Fromthe firstconference received Proceedings the annualconferuntil1973 members the of ences(withthe exception 1966-nonewas distributed).The Proceedings of contained the program conference committees minutes the annual of business meetings resumes the of principal groups frominterest addresses reports and symposia otherbusiness the conand of ference. 1954 Mr.andMrs.MortonEdwards editors and publishers the Twoto Five WorldNews of madethe publication available SACUSmembers a reduced to rate.The condensed at newschanged to Today s Childin 1959andwas stillavailable members. Edwards The to attended eachSACUS conference gathernewsfor the publication. to 1955 Volume Number of the SACUS 1 1 Newsletter published Dr.Josephine was with Hoffer as per yearweresentout. editor.Threenewsletters 1964 The NewsfromSACUS beganin the fall of 1964andwas editedby Mrs.Ramona W. Emmons Mrs.MaryLynnPorter. and 1967-8 The SACUS Newsletted published thesummers 1967and 1968by Mrs.Alice was in of Kousser. 1969 SACUSpublished booklet Kindergarten-Who - What - Where lt was editedby Dr. the D.Keith Osborn and madeavailable SACUS to members 1.50. for The booklet was published in cooperation the Georgia with StateDepartment Education. of Films YoungChildren Under SACUS for lssue1 waspublished the Seal. lt was thefirst produced the publications leaflet by committee distributed to the membership 1970. and free in was the publications GeanMorgan chairman. 1972 A pamphlet Tires Toolsfor Learning Mrs.Mabel Pitts Are B. by was published soldat and .00per copy. Theproceedings the 1971Infant of DayCareWorkshopheldin LittleRock 1 was completed bookformwiththe titlePerspectives lnfantDay Care. lt was editedby in on Richard Elardoand Mrs.BettyPagan. One thousand copieswerepublished 2.00per copy. at 1973 journal Dimensions published. journalwas to have The firstissueof the newSACUS was The fourissues annually 32 pageseach- January of March JuneandOctober. Subscriptions were 5.00per yearto non-members. members SACUS received subscriptions a benefit as of membership. Eachissuewas to be basedon a themethatwas developed threeconceptual at practical levels research theoretical or application related and skillsand activities the for planned servethe diversity professional Dimensions was classroom teacher. to levels and of interests. replaced NewsfromSAGUS the Proceedings conferences. Dimensions the and of Subscriblibraries. individuals wellas university Circulation firstyearwas 9 000. ers included as the 141 1977 A newpublication Developing Outdoor Learning the Center Mrs.Mildred by Dickerson was published wenton saleat the 1977SACUS and for conference 2.50. A Public Relations for Handbook EarlyChildhood for was A Organizations published 1.50. Splatters Guidgto was lt Art Experiences Young for of by Children published. wasa compilation ideasedited Mrs.JoanFirst. soldfor 3.00. lt 1978 ( 1.00). TiresAreToolsfor Learning reprinted March was in 1979 A newcoverand layoutlor Dimensions introduced. Boardto BoardNewslette was A was 1979to facilitate startedNovember bettercommunication stateorganizations.was diswith lt whenthestaterepresentatives elected the SACUS continued were to Board. 198 0 A specialissueon TheLivesof Families planned Dimensions. was tor Editors Stevens Joe and BarryKleinof Georgia werechosen select topics StateUniversity to the andeditthe (October) manuscript. 1981 practical A new ldeas was startedin Dimensions the purpose providing section tor ideas of pullout. for teachers. wasto be in theformof a center old (SeePublications lt Section a list for of the topics.) 1982 A specialDimensions issueon Expressive Arts was issuedin March. 1983 The slidetape Shaping Future YoungChildren ssuesof the 80 swas published. was the presented the SACUS at in conference Charleston in 1983. SC 1984 Developmentally Appropriate Educational Experiences Kindergarten for Position Statement Building Tradition Professional was published. published. a of Excellence was 1985 TheLivesof Families whichwas a special issueof Dimensions October in 1980 was givento Humanics Limited 1985. wasprinted paperback 12.95.SACUS in lt in received at approximately 900copies. retained copyright. SACUS the published response A Nation Risk publishing SACUS its Acting WhatWe Know to at by on Designing Effective Programs Young for Children . 1986 The Position Statement Quality on ChildCare waspublished. The Tradition was Continues leaflet published relate continuing a history to the The andprogress SACUS. Position of Parents published. was Statement Supporting of ldeas publishedin first Dimensions reprinted soldin was Curriculum and loose-leaf for binders 5.00. Four-Year-Old Programs Public in was The Position Schools published. Statement Quality on 1987 Education Dr. KevinJ. in by in Learning EarlyChildhood Readings Multicultural 142 Swick was published March 6.00 in for each. published. A specialDimensions issueon Teacher Decisions-Make was as The Publications was established serveas a clearinghouse potential Council for to publications to recommend the SACUS publications their SACUS and to Board in finalform. 1988 Multicultural Education Position was a Statement published. (brochure) published. The Platform Children for was A SACUSPublic Policy Institute Report Technology on Children Families Dr. Kevin and by J. was Swickand Dr. SandraL.Robinson madeavailable. Suchdocuments were intended disfor members. cussion SACUS to 1989 Appropriate in Usesof Computers the EarlyChildhood Curriculum Position Statement was published. 1990 Developmentally Appropriate Assessment Position was Statement published. Employer Position was Sponsored ChildCare Statement published. Continuity Learning Four- Seven-Year Children for of to Old Position Statement was published. Growingand Learning- ldeasfor Teachers YoungChildren Dr. Jean M.Shaw of by was published. The FirstForty Years- A Historyof the Southern Association ChildrenUnderSix on published. 949-1989 was Policy Institute lssues SACUSPublic Reports on Social Economic and Confronting Children Families Stephen Graves TheIntegrity Young B. and of TheirFamilies in and by Children and weremadeavailable. 2000 by Kevin Swickand DorisBlazer J. 143 Pr oceedin Chairpersons gs 1949-50 1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 1953-54 1954-55 1955-56 1955-57 1957-58 1958-59 1959 0 1960 1 1961 2 1962 3 1963 4 1964 5 1965-65 1965-57 1967-8 1968 9 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 1971-72 Director the Vanderlcilt Nursery Mrs.PollyMcVickar of Cooperative School Nashville TN AlmaWilliams Director theWestEndMethodist of Kindergarten Nashville TN Williams FirstPresbyterian Susan Church Sumter SC MaryJohannis Florida StateUniversity Nursery Tallahassee FL School Dr. Blanche Tansil HomeEconomics Department University Mississippi of MS University McPhaul Margaret University Georgia of Athens GA HenryD. Schalock Dr.Josephine Hoffer and Oklahoma & M College A Stillwater OK Florida Tallahassee Carothers Children s Commission FL Sylvia (Nursery WillieFletcher Assistant Professor HomeEconomics of School) Polytechnic Institute Ruston Louisiana l-A Louisville Kentucky AssociaAgnesP. Sawyer and Martha JaneBrunson and KY Six Louisville tionon Chilldren Under Lexington KY JeanHobart and Mrs.JanC. Walton University Kentucky of Mrs.JoanC. Dangler Indian Rocks Beach FL Technological Lubbock Frances TX Lyles Texas College Charlotte Camp Welfare Lubbock TX Jeanette Lubbock TX Dept. Public of Jenkins RuthLambie East Carolina College Greenville NC Dr Josephine Hoffer Oklahoma StateUniversity Stillwater OK Peabody Teachers College Nashville GeanMorgan George TN No Proceedingspublished ReaLindler Columbia SC LucyM. Deason Tuscaloosa AL University Alabama of (Kindergarten) Marion Director Happy AcresRanch Scarborough FL Jacksonville Mrs.Ramona Emmons W. Department ChildDevelopment Family of Life and Purdue Lafayette lN University Mrs.MaryGrace Hutchenson TX Dr. Edward Wade University South Lancaster of Carolina SC Mrs.BettyH. Pagan Little Rock AR Public Elardo Schools Richard and Uni(Special versity Missouri Interest Day of Conference- lnfant CareWorkshop ) 144 Co1pilation of Tiopics Ideas for (1981 in Dimensions -1989) April 1981 UsingCrayons July 1981 Structuring Independent an Environment October 1981 Mathfor youngChitdren January 1982 Using Music April 1982 Boxes Training Materials Fascinating for Learning July 1982 Multicultural Awareness Activities October 1982 The Expressive (special Arts issue) January 1983 Using Water April 1983 Interest Centers Outside July 1983 Transition Time Valuable Learning preschoolers for play october 1983 Socio-Dramatic A creative Experience possibitities problem January 1984 Creating for Solving April 1984 Science EarlyChildhood An Adventure July 1984 Provisioning Children s Centers October 1984 Computers NewLearning A Environment youngChildren for January 1985 Toy Selection DayCareCenters for April 1985 Learning Read(speciat to issue) July 1985 Helping Chitdren Explore Nature October 1985 Parent Involvement andWhy How January 1986 ChildAdvocacy the StateLevel at Strategies Success for youngChildren April 1986 Hetping Deatwith Death July 1986 Peace Education Hope theFuture The of October 1986 Getting Together tt January 1987 Avenue Discovering for Learning April 1987 A Preschool Approach substance Abuseprevention July 1987 Teacher Decision as Maker (special issue) October 1987 Play Ptaygrounds Safety January 1988 NewAvenues Learning for April 1988 Teacher Decisions ThatMaximize Learning Minimize and Disruptions in Earty Chitdhood Settings July 1988 Encouraging youngchildren cooperative Behavior Among October 1988 UsingMusical Instrunnents programs January 1989 Safety preschool in April 1989 Notinctuded July 1989 Notinctuded October 1989 Keystone Curriculum For Assessment Through Observation January 1990 Notinctuded 145 Introduction Sincethe earlyyears those SACUShasgrownas a directresultof strongleadership. vision cooperation respect individual for for haveshown responsible making decisions and FromPollyMcVickar Rhonda leadership helda steady has differences opinions. and to Corley voiceon behalf children theirfamilies. course thathasallowed SACUS become strong to a of and (or SACUSPresidents Chairmen) 1949-50 Mrs.PollyMcVickar Tennessee 1950-51 Mrs.PollyMcVickar Tennessee -52 1951 Mrs.PollyMcVickar Tennessee 1952-53 Tennessee GeanMorgan Dr. Ralph Witherspoon Florida 1953-54 1954-55 SusanWilliams SouthCarolina Mrs.Virginia Kentucky 1955-56 Chance Mrs.Virginia Kentucky 1956-57 Chance 1957-58 Dr.Josephine Hoffer Oklahoma Dr.OpalWolford Kentucky 1958-59 1959-60 Dr.OpalWolford Kentucky 1960-1 Mrs.Barbara Finck Florida 1 96 1 - 2 Mrs.Dorothy Forsythe SouthCarolina Malcolm Host Texas 1962-3 1963-4 Dr.Jacqueline Davis V. Alabama 1 96 4 5 Mrs.Elinor Hogg T. Mississippi BethMoore Texas 1965-6 Sallie 1966-7 RuthLambie NorthCarolina Mrs.Ramona Emmons W. Texas 196748 1968-9 FanBrooke Georgia Dr.AlmaDavid Florida 1969-70 Mrs.MarEaret Texas 1970-71 Cone 1971-72 Dr.Mildred Louisiana Souther Mrs.BettyR. Young 1972-73 Oklahoma Mrs.BettyH. Pagan Arkansas 1973-74 Mrs.Jeannette Watson Texas 1974-75 RuthJefferson Florida 1975-76 Dr.PeggyEmerson Mississippi 1976-77 M. Louisiana 1977-78 Dr.Jeanne Gilley 1978-79 Mrs.Marian Hamilton B. Kentucky Howard Texas 1979-80 Dr.A. Eugene Arkansas 1 9 8 0 -8 1 Mrs.Jo Ann Braddy Mrs.Angelina Merenda 1 9 8 1 -8 2 O Bar Oklahoma Dr.Tommie Hamner Alabama 1982-83 Florida 1983-4 Dr.Patricia Smith S. Virginia Mrs.Mildred Dickerson 1984-5 1985-86 Dr. Kevin Swick J. SouthCarolina Puckett Texas 1986-87 Dr. Margaret Arkansas Mrs.Jo AnnNalley 1987-8. Arkansas Mrs. AnnNalley 1988-9 Jo Mrs.Rhonda Corley SouthCarolina 1989-90 SACUSOfficers Section. by The listing officers yearscanbe foundin the Conference of Thetwo-year termstartedin 1987-88. 146 Deceased SACUSPresldents(and Chalrman) Dr. Opal Powell Wolford President 1958 9 59 0 Born December 1908 25 Died December 1961 9 Dr. Mildred Souther Born 17 January 1913 Died July28 1975 Mrs. MarianB. Hamilton Born Died SallieBethMoore Born Died Mrs.PollyMcVickar Born Died January 1988 4 Mrs.Barbara Finck H. Born Died May 1989 President 1971-72 President 1978-79 President 1965-6 Chairman 195H1 51-52 President 1960 1 147 SACUS Staff Buslness Staff Business Manager HelenHarley Administrative Assistant Georgia Sowers Office Manager Georgia Sowers Admin istrative Assistant JaneAlexander InterimDirector JaneAlexander Admin istrative Coordinator JaneAlexander Director Administrative of Services JaneAlexander Edltors Mrs.JoanFirst Mrs.Kay Powers Mrs.Elizabeth Shores ExecutlveDlrectors Dr.Ann Sartin (Windle) Dr. CathyGrace VolunteerStaff Program Development Mrs.BettyH. Pagan Division Development for Mrs.BettyH. Pagan Clerlcal Employees LoriceWilson(part-time) FloyJeanDieE (part-time) RoseHugueley LoraSherrill March1973- June1979 October 1g7g- lggg January 1gg0June1979- October 19g0 June 1999Sept.1971- June19 1974 Sept.1974 1g7F7S March1 1g7S 1gg0 1980 19811994 1gg5- 1975- 7g 19861979 g4 1984- 87 1987- gg 19gg- 148 SACUSStaff Dr. Ann SartinWindle Direclor1978-1980 Executive Dr. CathyGrace ExecutiveDirector 1g9g-present Mrs.HelenHarley Mananger -l 974 971 Business Ms.JaneAlexander Directo of AdministrativeSe ice r ru s 1975-present Editors Dimensions 4 r qxF .f Joan Furst Ms. ElizabethF. Shores Kay Powers 1 March197 -December989 January1990-present 149 Review of SACUSMembership and Conference Fees SACUS Membership Fees SACUS Conference Fees niuilliili S li ii l i lttrtffi o it iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii lH Liiiiiiiiliilllfi trtffiirliffi ffi iliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiti 1975 3.50 1975 13.50 iiiiitiiiiii i i iii i ifxixiiiiiiiiiiiiiHfiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil[il i iii iiifiiiiiii fiiiiii. i. i iii . i.fiiil ii 1980 1983 6.50 22.s0 3s.00 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiirri tiiliiixliiiiriliiiii Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii li iiiiiiiiiilig.Bj Jllf 1983 1 9 89 10.00 150 Introduction From beginning SACUS legislation been concern itsmembers. early has the of a of The goals by themembership thefollowing thepromotion sound (1) were set of standards for nursery school kindergarten and education (2)thesupport nursery and of school kinand dergarten legislation which withthewelfare young dealt of children. Although topics remained relevant changed concerns the through past40 years. the Legislativeand Public Policy Review (1949-89) 1950 At the firstconference Nashville in Tennessee Whatls GoodEducation Young on for Chil(George two Dr. K. Peabody dren talkswereon legislation. Maycie Southall Teacher s spokeon Current Legislative Planning. Delbert Mrs. Mann(Chairman College) Tennes Meeting Commission) spokeon Needs Through Legislation. see Children s Children s in 1953 The firstconstitution 1953stipulated SACUS workfor legislation provide that should to publickindergartens to raisethe health and andeducational standards youngchildren for in fromten statesindicated the legislative the South.Reports that trendsshoweda movement towardan awareness the needsfor licensing certification nursery of and of and kindergargroups weakness was beingspearheaded survey The ten schools. trendshowed but by for practices. uniform included Article 1954 The firstSACUS Constitution concerns under ll (1) to workfor the inclusion kindergartenspublic in of school systems throughout South the (2) to raisehealth for kinandeducational standards nursery schools who included dergartens careandothergroupcenters day children and undersix in localcommunities the states (3) to workfor stateand federal legislation with concerned the health and education youngchildren of (4) to encourage stateand localassociations support to theseobjectives. programs 1955 Texas NorthCarolina Tennessee and operated statelicensing underthe State WelfareDepartments. Thesestatesset standards allowing statelicense. for a lawswhichaffected 1956 The Association conducted legislative a studyof the existing children s welfare for Groupsat the annualconference expressed needfor formally a setting standards day publicschoolkindergartens. Eachstatewas encouraged studylegislation. careand to fromstateassociations Annual reports revealed the Southhadmoved forward that stateby legislation its However progress slowin wats statein passing benefitting youngchildren. the accomplishment. 151 was Board.lts function by 1959 The Legislative Committee announced the SACUSExecutive governing in was to studythe existing laws rulesand regulations education earlychildhood gathered) was foundthat froma survey(sample it 13 states.Usinginformation information in Only only3 stateshad specialists the statedepartments. 7 statesworkedin cooperation withthe public schools. presented following 1960 The Legislative Committee the findings fromthe legislative studyat the annual conference . Allstates hadsomelawsgoverning earlychildhood education . Eightstateshad state-wide programs . Licensing varied eachstate in agencies . No stateprotected childcarecenters licensing all by . Onlythreestates hadfull-time specialists . Feesfor licensing werecharged onlyeightstates. in from were Suggestions the committee (1) eachstateorganization studythelawsin the respective state (2) knowwhatexists whatis needed anddetermine (3) decide an effective on beginning and (4) sellto thepublic importance thislevelof education. the of Hoffer representativesthe WhiteHouse GeanMorgan and Dr.Josephine to Conference withSACUS members made along began studyon the recommendations a (1) State-supported kindergartens become compulsory groupcare (2) Licensing all centers of operating (3) Nursery schools and kindergartens subject standards by the state be to set (4) Statedepartments education standards certification nursery for of set school of and kindergarten teachers. 1961 A questionnaire sentto eachstateto (1)discover was for standards nursery schools kin(2) legislation publicschoolkinfor dergartens day carecenters findwaysto promote and for dergartens (3) set up requirements nursery and school and kindergarten teachers. 1962 SACUS resolved implement recommendations in 1961through long erm made to the a program workto be carried by eachstate. of out president RuthLambie report 1957 The President asked thateachSACUS any newlegislation health in the stateregarding andeducation youngchildren. of Fan recommended the legislative 1969 The President Brooke that committee re-activated be the Board approved. in wereurged makeefforts improve status youngchildren of 1970 Presidents the states to to the who in the South-to confer withlegislators committees affect livesof children the to and provoters presenting working withgroups of to suchas AAUWandthe League Women gramson legislation children to approach with for wivesof legislators the needsof and youngchildren the South.The responsibilities legislative (1) werelisted in the chairmen of givea briefreportat programs (2) to activein legislative encourage statechairmen become guides (3) legislation (4)develop and for on the SACUS conference be informed federal procedures. on statechairmen legislative 152 was 1971 The legislative committee formedto encourage statesto worktowardcertification members become moreeffective promoting standards to encourage and to in legislation in the interest the youngchild. of PubllcPollcyCommlssion initiate change 1975 JeanEngland Mrs.Mozelle and Corehelped the fromthe legislative commitpolicy tee to the public commission. EnEland Jean chaired committee. the policynetwork set up on threelevels- federal The public was stateand local. Theselevels public policy policyrepresenwererepresented the SACUS by chairperson localpublic and Thiscommission as its primary had tatives. objective provide a communication for to networkwith the stateswhenissues arosethat needed immediate consideration action. or weresentthreetimesduringthe year.The firstcommittee Newsletters statepresidents to was on resolutions appointed purpose the beingto encourage facilitate and expressions on issues relating young children. Resolutions turn weredrafted considered the in to and by public policy for commission approval presentation. and public policy 1976 The President s Workshop Birmingham centered was at around andwaysin whichSACUS mightbe involved. Mrs.Mozelle andaffiliate states Corewas appointed chairman the committee. of policy was introduced Dimensions. target in Two 1977 A public column areasof concentration by were (1)nutrition (2)maternal childhealth. thecommission and and policy forumat a SACUS 1978 The firstpublic was conference held.Dr. HenryDraper was appointed procedures composing Policy Chairperson the Public of Commission. Specific for groupswere urged resolutions weremade.Stateorganizations affiliate and introducing and public policy. resolutions workto influence to appoint committees and 1980 The lssues the 80 s laidthegroundwork future for for resolutions concerns public and and policy public policy forum Moving efforts.A special ChildAdvocacy the 80 s was held into participating. public policy with at the conference panelists Two forums wereheldat the annual conference. policy 1982 A continental was breakfast heldat the annual conference the public for and child Thesubject persons policy. Working interested public andfamilyadvocacy in was Together Children Families . for and policy 1983 A public forumwas heldat the Annual Conference regarding stateissues concerning youngchildren. policy 1984 The public commission alerts theadvocates the states timesduring sent in to six the year.Dr.Eileen policy youngchilAllenspokeat the public luncheon issues on concerning drenat the annual conference. Resolutions madeincluding were continued support of needfor a national yearsandquality CDA the commission studythe earlychildhood to in kindergarten education. policy (1) 1985 The public it commission usedall the sources couldfindto stayinformed on (2) issues usedallthe avenues could it keepBoard membership devise to and informed (suchas a traveling (3) provided leadership training advocacy for workshop howto packand majorissues andadopted moreimportant the ets on advocacy) (4) identified ones then leadership members usein issuepositions serveas a basisfor SACUS and to developed to writing. testifying letter and speaking 153 policy A public was luncheon heldwithMrs.BettyBumpers addressing groupon Citithe (annual zenship and Peace conference). policy focused lssues lmpacting luncheon the conference with 1986 A public at on ChildCare Phillips the speaker. Deborah as publicpolicyworkshop 1987 A four-hour was heldas a pre-conference workshop. publicpolicy A luncheon (annual was alsoheldwith Deborah Phillips the speaker as conference). SACUS Policy Institute willbe housed the University South unveiled plansfor a Public the that at of 1990.lt willserveas a thinktankfor issues Carolina through thatrelate legislative to action. public policy The wasformed whichincluded Resolutions Position council the and Papers Platform Committee Legislative the Committee the Advocacy and Committee. 1988 A leadership workshop legislation the statelevelwas heldat the conference. public on at A lnfluencing policy luncheon featured Richard Riley former Governor South of Carolina on Policies Children the Annual for at Conference. 1989 The publicpolicycouncil organized firstSACUS the advocacy effortat the federallevelby meeting withlegislators Washington. willenable in This of stateleaders the Southto be moreeffective for and advocates children families. public policy withinstitutions higher The SACUS was effort of education put in the formof a generic public policy with The agreement the University South of Carolina. annual luncheon Advocacy Action in featuring Helen Blank fromthe Children s at the conference stressed Defense Fund. fromWashington Shefocused newchildcareopportunities on emerging withemphasis welfare reform childcareinitiatives. U.S.Senate The on and approved the (ABC).lt included credits parents for Act for BetterChildCareServices tax and suppleincome credit lowincome for families children with mented existing earned tax under the publicpolicyadvocates workedhardto get four.Thankswereexpressed SACUS to who in this act passed the Senate. 154 Legislativeand Public PolicyChairpersons Leglslatlve Commlttee 1959 1960 4 1965 1970-71 1972-74 PublicPollcyCommisslon 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 19 8 1 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 PubllcPollcyCouncll 1987 1988 1989 Martha JaneBrunson Vivian Burke Mrs.Virginia Chance Watson Mrs.Jeannette Howard Dr.A.Eugene Mrs.JeanEngland Mrs.Mozelle Core Mattice Delores (Williams) Mrs.Jo Ann Braddy Mrs.BettyH. Pagan Norma Stoneand Mrs.JeanEngland NotAvailable NotAvailable Dr.JeriCarroll JohnHuntMorgan KathyStegall Stacie Goffin Robinson Dr.Sandra Robinson Dr.Sandra KentChrisman 155 The SACUSPublic Policy Institute Institute a component the Southern The Public Policy is Association Children of on Under Six and is co-sponsored the University South by The of Carolina. major function the Institute of youngchildren theirfamilies. is to promote studyof current the and futureissues affecting and Thisfunction carried through is various means out studying issuesand projecting the needed policy thinktank changes public in conducting sessions the annual at conferences at and leadership workshops special developing disseminating and lnstitute Reports theme on topics related issues to understudyby the Institute by othermeans madepossible and as by resources. available In 1987the Institute conducted workshop the annual a at conference surveyed state givepriority published firstreport technolleaders issues whichthe Institute to on should its on ogyandfamilies participated all Public in Policy and In Council activities. 1988the lnstitute held program Richmond a special session duringthe pre-conference at developed secondreport a plan issues on family andprepared long-range for the Institute present the Boardin a to to 19 8 9 . report children theirfamilies Copies the Institute of on and maybe obtained formthe SACUSofficein LittleRock. 156 Resolutions Guidelines Goal Association Children on Under to provide Six a is Thepurpose a resolutionfortheSouthern of may of or a on a means which membership propose statement action to declare position the by an issue. Oblectlves and affecting children on discussion debate concerns issues and To encourage facilitate and for the of and relevant thepurposes SACUS within range feasibility implemof to andfamilies entation. Procedures membershiptheannual at business resolutionsthe SACUS to for Procedures introducing meetings are governing authority Revised be Rules Order 1. Robert s of shall theparliamentary of thepresentationresolutions. may 2. Resolutions be submitted Board a statel affiliate organization of a. The Executive localaffiliate Boardof a organization b. The Executive who haveattached their of c. Twenty ivemembers SACUS to signatures a resolution Advisory Board d. The SACUS e. SACUS Committees Board Directors of f. The SACUS g. The Public Policy Council of 3. Introduction Resolutions Committee of by shall a. Resolutions be received the Chairperson the Resolutions no dayspriorto the annualSACUS President laterthanthirty of the SACUS Meeting. Business may to Board Directors be submitted the of from b. Resolutions the SACUS meeting the Board through liaison at Resolutions Committee the pre-conference Policy Council Chair. Public to the and on to resolutions be submitted the Committee Resolutions must c. Emergency priorto the Board held Meeting Resolutions at a conference. on Position Papers a and for 4. Format submitting processing resolution spaced. must Resolutions be typedanddouble a. address(es) signature(s) the must the b. Resolutions include sponsor(s) original the signing resolution or number(s) the officers members of andtelephone for names and addresses dissemination. for and or disposition impleof must a c. Resolutions include statement the process of menting intent the resolution. the with mustinitiate appointment the Resolutions an resolutions d. Thosesubmitting priorto the annualSACUS meeting hours no Committee laterthantwenty-four input recommended fromthe SACUS and for purposes clarification to receive of Boardof Directors. by determined the Resolumustmeeta deadline e. The finaldraftof the resolution tionsGommittee. t57 resolutions the mustreceive copiesof regular at t. The SACUSBoardof Directors firstsession the Boardmeeting the annual at conference emergency and of priorto the SACUS Meeting-Resolumeeting Business resolutions the Board at tions. g. Copiesof the resolutions shallbe distributed the Resolutions by Committee or at Meeting. beforethe SACUSAnnualBusiness presentand h. Resolutions by of shallbe approved a simplemajority the members votingat the business meeting. resolutions be printed Dimensions i. An announcement the approved of shall in . lssuesof concern whichwerenot presented processed resolutions be in or as may fromthe floorat the SACUSAnnualBusiness Meeting the considerafor troduced tion of the Boardof Directors. 158 Introduction Puckett of beganunderthe Presidency Dr.Margaret Committee Organizations The Related leaderin Memphis underMargaret s of Texas(1986 7).Thethemefor the 1987conference for lt Bridges. was aftermuchdiscussion the needof sucha committee ship was Building for of Committee the purpose reaching first the Organizations that Margaret appointed Related groups needs interests concerns. Ann and Jo with related bridges to out to and building Nalley 1987-89President continued emphasize committee to stress importo this and the the tanceof its work. goals had The Related Committee the following Organizations (1) To purchase professional whichcouldbe usedby SACUS a display officers committees members thepurpose promotion exposure SACUS. for and of and of (2) To makeothergroupsawareof what SACUS and to identify is waysin which SACUScanworkwithgroupsof whichthereare common interests concerns. and (3)To provide during the SACUS Conference forumor a structure groups a for with interests needs cometogether discussion purposes. similar and to for (4)To collaborate othergroups sucha waythatthequality lifefor children with in of will be improved. 159 SACUSand Head Start program preschool Project HeadStart Federally funded a for children in started March1965. HeadStartprograms communities StateTraining in the HeadStartstaff parentsand Offices programs far-reaching HeadStarttraining had influences earlychildhood Priorto on education. government that time teachers youngchildren beenlargely of had ignored the Federal by except for spurtsof interest shownfor WPA(WorksProgress Administration) nursery schools duringthe Act depression for Lanham DayCareCenters and during WorldWar ll. Someestimated only50% of all children that attended kindergarten this countryand only4o in of the children nursery attended schoolat the time HeadStartwas introduced. peopleat that Few timehadcompleted training earlyeducation HomeEconomics othertypesof training in in or for preschool recruited education HeadStartleaders so trained and experienced SACUSmembers programs stafffor the eight-week to workwiththe five-day for orientation summer HeadStart programs 1965. in Somemembers helped localcommunities writeproposals the funding for to of localHeadStartprograms. JamesL. Hymes and Dr. KeithOsborn professionals Dr. Jr. well two planning known SACUS members to werepartof the national teamfor the inauguration the of HeadStartprogram. HeadStartTraining wereestablished universities the affiliate Offices in in states soonafter 1965to offerhelpandsupervision bothyear-round summer programs. for and Staffof thesetrainingoffices wereoftenmembers became members contributed the expansion SACUS or and to . of HeadStartalsocontributed an interest ouryoungest in to in citizens in cultural and differences Dueto the testresults children our society. of attending eight-week the HeadStartprosummer grams programs several additional wereintroduced through StateTraining the MostcomOffices. program low income preschool munities wereencouraged develop longer for to a children proa gramcomparable length the schoolyear. in to ln 1967 was realized the personnel it that recruited staffthe HeadStartcenters to needed The result was the beginning the HeadStartSupplementary Training Proadditional training. of gram.Colleges universities proposals conduct training and submitted to whichgavefullacathe demiccredit HeadStartpersonnel successfully for who completed courses. programs The the weredesigned enablethe participants obtainan Associate Arts (AA)or Bachelor s to to of degree passing or two courses semester per by one whileworking HeadStartcenters. in Hundreds took professionals years. advantage thisopportunity manybecame of and during ensuing the Manycolleges universities and addedearlychildhood education theircurriculum to during this period. Faculty members wellas theirstudents the Supplementary as in Training Program became groups. members SACUS of The Follow-Through and its affiliate Training Supplementary Program alongthe linesof HSSTP was initiated its participants oftenbecame and involved SACUS. in also programs SACUS conference wereinfluenced modified the participation HeadStart and by of personnel. firstHeadStartworkshop a SACUS The at was Theseworkconference heldin 1968. shopshavecontinued membership increased number in sincethattime. SACUS and in diversity of background. program ln 1977the ChildDevelopment Associate for Head became primevehicle training the personnel. members involved everyaspect CDAfromthe top echelons in Start became SACUS of of management the newest to member This seeking CDAcredential. credential the encouraged by HeadStartinvolved newapproach teacher a to education evaluation its emphasis perwith and on As formance rather teachers thanthe number academic of courses completed. a result skilled without received recognition. college degrees 160 the of Start to in communitiesease transition Head Follow Through developed selected was in to weredeveloped a fewcommunities help Parent Child Centers children elementary to school. prior enrollment Head in Home wasan attempt to Start. Start workwiththeirinfants to families parents teach was where parent notworking transportation an was and one teach to theirchildren programs. obstacle group to for These other models theeducation young for and diverse of children developed Head Start Through forced many members theorganizationreevaluate teaching their methandFollow of to young programs have.SACUS of children should conference odsandthekinds experiences reflected challenge. this Head in relating programs young for Startstirred interest legislation up to children this and interest reflected theorganization. members SACUS was in Many of since early the were sixties young in legislation active influencing regarding children. 161 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six and National Association for the Educationof YoungChildren professional childhood groups its various Throughout history haveurged Southearly the with ernAssociation Children on Under (SACUS) affiliate Six to officially their organizations. with Association the Education Young for Several stateassociations affiliated theNational of parent with However SACUS whilemaintaining affiliation SACUS. the their organiChildren for with organization children under cooperating six voted remain autonomous an zation to goals objectives an overall groups similar in with and effort improve education to the and other with in theUnited States a focus upon children theSouth. the of under six careof children in made thepastfortyyears thethirteen in affiliated states attested the to Theprogress with without need affiliate anyother the to validity SACUS concentrationthose on states of group. 162 SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six and Home Economics HomeEconomics a basicpartof SACUS. Manyhomeeconomics was teachers were memberswhen SACUSstarted. Manycollege homeeconomiqs departments trainednursery school probably teachers beingthefirstgroupto center preschool the child s education around whole the child including family. the Numerous bookson preschool education werewritten homee nomby people. icstrained HomeEconomics wereoffered helptrainteachers youngchildren. extension courses to of Although of had someschools homeeconomics deleted childdevelopment whichwereincourses into corporated the departments education colleges of in manyschools homeeconomics of still in specialized the education thewholechildwithspecial of living. emphasis family on Visitation the homes young in of children encouraged homeeconomiqs was by teachers the in parent-teacher child s education and was cooperation alsoemphasized. Manyhomeeconomics graduates positions SACUS. haveheldleadership in Homeeconomists assumed responsible important in carrying recommendations a role and out of the WhiteHouse Conferences. A Report from SACUS Representatives after 1960 Dr.Josephine Hoffer represented and MissGeanMorgan SACUS the WhiteHouse at ConferTheirrecommendations Whereas were recommendations at the 1960 encein 1960. certain made WhiteHouse werespecifically related the welfare children Conference Children Youth on and to of and kindergarten undersix in the areasof nursery school standards teacher certification and mandatory legislation provide public for kindergartens to school SACUS resolved implement to program workwhichwas to be carriedout by each through long-term theserecommendations a of pledged state. SACUS support cooperation helpto theWhiteHouse and Follow-up Conference within various Committees the states. Recommendations 1. We the members SACUS accept pledge. of this in 2. Eachstateagrees reportat the annual SACUSConference progress to on ourvarious states. our SACUS Chairman appoint Steering to a Committee to 3. We request coordinate workin all the states. the 4. Eachstatewillseethatthe WhiteHouse Follow-up in Conference Committee receive copyof the abovePledge. eachof ourstates a immediately information 5. We request Chairman SACUS communicate the of to Education International aboutour program workwithAssociation Childhood of of (ACEI) (NANE) othercomparable NationalAssociation Nursery for Education and professional izations. organ 163 Southern Associationon Children Under Six and the White House Conferences A Reaieut the WhiteHouse of Conferences Since1909at the beginning eachdecade WhiteHouse of a Conference Children Youth on and hasbeenheldin Washington. firstWhiteHouse The Conference the establishment after of SACUSwas heldin 1960at the nation s capitol. 1960 (Friday At the 1960 SACUS in Beach general conference Miami the session April22) tocussed Conference. Muriel Dr. Brown Bureau uponthe WhiteHouse Children s United StatesDepartment Health of Education Welfare Anniversary and spokeon NextStepsfromthe Golden of The theWhiteHouseConference Children Youth . program chaired Sylvia of and was by CarouthgavetheirimpresA who erswho attended conference. panelof statedelegates alsoattended the program leaders wereon the WhiteHouse sionsof the conference. Two SACUS Dr. Conference Ralph Witherspoon Dr.JamesL. Hymes and Jr. It is significant over1 600 recommendations presented were fromthe 210workgroups that at Amongthoseaffecting wererecommendations the conference. earlychildhood education that kindergartens compulsory thattheybe underthejurisdiction state be and state-supported of for boards education therebe licensing all centers of that of operating groupcareof children under six by an appropriate board thatnursery schools kindergartens subject standards up and be to set for of to by stateboards education it be mandatory statedepartments education set up of that for of school and kindergarten teachers. standards certification nursery 197 0 wereDr. Mildred in Conference 1970in Washington SACUS delegates theWhiteHouse to werepresent delemembers as Mrs.BettyH. Pagan and Dr.AlmaDavid. Other SACUS Souther gatesfromotherorganizations representatives theirstates. Milton Akers Executive from Dr. E. or Director the National Association the Education Young for from of of Children spokeon highlights lmplications OurPrograms the South the 1971 for in at theWhiteHouse Conference Children on was in Dr. that SACUS conference Atlanta. Akersreported to manythe conference a disappointNixon s mentandfrustrating due controlled President by experience to thefactthatit wastightly In whichbrought hostility angeron the partof participants. spiteof WhiteHouse about and Staff Votedas number one on the this someverysoundrecommendations outof the conference. came family-oriented development education. Otherrecomlistwas the provision comprehensive of child provide guaranteed for wereto eliminate racism adequate the mendations a basicfamilyincome justice thatlawswouldrespond positive in waysto the needs improve of needsof children child so identify with national children institute federally financed childhealth careprogram children a poston children youth and cabinet needsearlyandprovide prompt for treatment establish special growth funddegivetop priority health welfare and to education bilingual-bicultural of all children public way formsof change national of lifeto bring our velopment alternative education of optional quality guarantee resources people leisure services our national and backintothe livesof children involve as children active and for all children eliminate rolestereotyprng institutionalization sex practical process to participants the decision-making approach in and embark a vigorous on increasingly that obvious Dr. that the enhance futureof our children. Akersconcluded lt becomes mustcomefromthe grassrootslevelin the Southas wellas the rest efforts active and aggressive legislation local at legislation initiate similar appropriate and suchfederal to of the nation support andstatelevels . 164 1980 No conference earlychildhood called(onlyfor youth). for was SACUSand the Chitd Development Associate(CDA) Program The ChildDevelopment was developed associate concept underthe direction the Office of United Department Health of ChildDevelopment States of Education Welfare. During and the 1971 taskforceof childdevelopment earlychildhood spring a and specialists compiled basic a list of CDAcompetency areasand capacities considered for essential relating youngchilto of dren.fn June1972 theOffice ChildDevelopment established national the CDAConsortium to designand implement competency-based a assessment systemand an appropriate credenwho demonstrate proficiency working in withchildren tial for thosepersons their agesthree four and five. The CDAConsortium composed national was whoseprimary focuswas of organizations withBoard for children. SACUS support the CDAprogram became member the CDA a of in by Director SACUS. Consortium 1979andwas represented Dr.Ann Sartin Executive of The administration the CDAprogram was moved BankStreetCollege 1981and named in of to BoardPresident the CDANational Credentialing Commission. SACUS Angelina Merenda was named the SACUS by Board represent O Bar(1981-82) to SACUS the Commission. on (1981-82) namedSACUS Pauline Walker SACUS was Secretary representativethe CDA to ReviewCommittee. Professional The Council EarlyChildhood for Recognition responsibility the assumed for in 1985andwas composed sevenboardmembers of whom CDAProgram September of five wereoriginally Board the National appointed the Governing by of Association the Education for for YoungChildren. GayleCunningham Alabama Mrs.Jeannette Watson Texas were and members the Council. Watson appointed of Jeannette alsoserved the firstadministering on body the CDAConsortium. programs (HEW) In 1973 Office ChildDevelopment the of funded pilotCDAtraining 13 throughout nation. The following the sitesin the SACUS stateswerechosen develop to CDA programs period overa three-year training Midwest OscarRoseJunior College City Oklahoma Director SusanLoveliss CDAProject AllenUniversity Columbia SC Director SallyHardy CDA Project In January revenue 1973 using Texasstategeneral funds Mrs. Jeannette Watson Development Director the Office EarlyChildhood of TexasDepartment Community of of programs seven Affairs funded pilotCDAtraining five at Texascolleges universities and using (Office ChildDevelopment Health Education Welfare) of and and CDAtraining the national program guidelines. Fiveprimary weredeveloped (1) the Educational CDAtraining curricula by D F. Personnel development Consortium Stephen Austin StateUniversity TexasChristian (2) (3) University TexasWoman s and University PanAmerican University TexasA & I UniverUniversity (5) Tarrant and County JuniorCollege.Thesefive separate sity (4) TexasSouthern werefusedintoone the TexasCDAlnstructional in 1975 Matericurricula completed August Director the of CDAProject Caroline Carroll. als beingunder direction OECD s periodat the followMaterials werefieldtestedfor a two-year The TexasCDA lnstructional (2) Community College Eastfield Commuing eightTexasvalidation sites (1)Tarrant County (5) (4) (3) Community College College Texarkana College SanJacinto nityCollege Amarillo (8) (7) TexasCollege. College Central (6) McLennan College Odessa Community 165 Program included on and sessions CDAor SACUS continued support CDACredentialing to the issuesat conferences since1973withthe exception 1974and 1980. lt was reof CDA related portedby the Council EarlyChildhood Professional Recognition July 1989that30 715perin for as sonshavebeencredentialed CDAs. SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six and The OrganisationMondiale Pour (OMEP) UEducationPrescolaire Mondiale Pourl-Education A numberof SACUSmembers affiliated the Organisation with are (OMEP) international nongovernmental As it Prescolaire an organization. the titlestiates is a preschool for youngchildren overthe improving all worldorganization dedicated to education world. fifty into composed the Presidents its approximately of of OMEPis organized a WorldCouncil and national a consisting the President votingdelegates the of of committees WorldAssembly (USNC) The NationalCommittee national the committees. United States committees and national members OMEP-USNC reside Regions Middle in lll Atlantic is divided regions. SACUS into of lV Southeast Vl South and Central. representativethe Whena SACUS is the or conference heldin oneof theseregions regional for in the during stateliaisonof OMEPresiding thatareais responsible planning OMEPluncheon held was The the conference. firstOMEPluncheon at a SACUS conference on March23 1972in VA. meetings USNCare of Richmond lt hasbeenheldannually sincethen. National regional and by also heldat conferences sponsored ACEIand NAEYC. who in Membership USNC-OMEP opento SACUS in is members are interested the education professional leadership and well-being youngchildren worldover and who contribute of the at local state and national levels. 166 The SouthernAssociationon Children Under Six Emphasis on Multicultural Education philosophy inherited was fromthe organization whichit tookits SACUS multicultural from roots Nashville for the Council the Education Children of Under Six. Threemonths afterNCECUS was organized 1948 elected in votedto makethe organization the officers inter-racial. thefall In wentoutto ALL PERSONS interested theeducation youngchildren rein wheninvitations of the positive. 1948to the present membership was overwhelmingly FromSeptember the has sponse philosophies froma multitude national persons fromall races religions beencomposed of and of origins. in WhenNCECUS sponsored firstregional the conference 1950therewas no question about its interracial invitation. persons 139 camefromnineSouthern states andquitea few Blacks pleasure being partof a interracial expressed in for attended. Severalwhites a conference thefirst timein theirlives. Sincethiswasbefore Supreme the Court decision desegregation organiof the zation in takespridein beinga forerunner the Southin fostering supporting and inter-racial and multicultu conferences. ral In planning 1950and 1951conferences University Fisk NCECUS members the tookthe lead in making wouldbe furnished thosepersons for who at thattime werenotacsurethathousing participants attend buffet in commodated the localhotels.In 1951 Fiskinvited to a dinner the on was thatthosewho mightnot choose attendan aftair a blackinstitution campus.The strategy to at for morning.lt turned thatmostof the participants couldregister the conference following the out cameearlyto be ableto attendthe buffetandtherewereso manygueststhatthe hostsalmostran out of food. planners madesurethatregistrants transportation meals had Conference to and to housing program. was whereeveryone wouldbe welcome. conference A luncheon a feature eachyear s of The earlyfounders NCECUS of demonstrated dedication meeting needs ALL their to the of in wasan incident CHILDREN the South welcoming teachers leaders all races by their and of planning Fisk The received request conference committee againinvolving University. second a pammember Fiskasking a tablebe set up at registration orderto display in froma faculty at that group phlets The responded pointing and materials integration. committee integrated on an by focused not outthatthe conference uponthe education young of children theirraceor national fromthefaculty The committee s was a scorching letter member. response was origin.The result with Johnson President FiskUniversity notededucator of to request conference Dr. Charles a a leaders. TwoNCECUS Mrs. PollyMcVickar andone of the nation s outstanding officers and purpose the werekindly whoapparently aware the was AlmaDavid received Dr. Johnson by of of he visit. Whenshownthe letter heldit up andsaid Foryourorganization verifyits interracial to philosophy displaying wouldbe comparable information racerelations yourconference at to by on whilegivingthe stateof the the President the United of Stateshaving wavethe starsand stripes to in unionaddress let sfilethisletter thewastebasket . so (laterWard)at thattimefromHampton Institute Virginia in Dr. Evangeline Howlette attended Later in shebecame leader earlychildhood a education throughout the firstNashville conference. pridein the factthatshewas one of the firstpersons to the world. Manytimesshe expressed with that become affiliated the organization becameSACUS. 167 Early SACUSconferences wereheldin churches whichassured wouldbe that all members welcome.Thingswentalongwellfor a few yearsuntilit was discovered one of the conferences at was The situthat no arrangement madefor mealsfor thosenot admitted nearbyrestaurants. to whenbrought the attention the conference The ationwas rectified immediately to of committee. passing motion no conference participants incident resulted SACUS in wouldbe heldwhere a that couldnot secure bothmealsandlodging. grew churches As the association couldno longer accommodate largenumber delethe of gates. Hotels practices whichhada policy notadmitting Blacks of changed theirdiscriminatory whentoldthatunless everymember welcome hotelor motelwould be chosen the was the not as conference site. The result wasthat SACUS opened doorsof manySouthern the hotels the for firsttimeto interracial conferences. The conference listed the Conferences in themes Section attest the multicultural to emphasis throughout years. the A MulticulturalTask Force wasappointed 1977. In 1978theTaskForcerecommended in that its SACUS continue recognition support the emphasis the needs ichildren and of fromvarying on of This has cultural backgrounds. commitment beencarried in a variety wayssuchas sessions out of at conferences focused multicultural on fromothercountries toursto centhemes speakers and In terspromoting cultural awareness. 1978oneissueof Dimensions devoted multicultural was to In concerns. 1982the Publications wasto include sensitivCommission s approach thisissue to a process. ity to multicultural within concerns theirreview greater Another aspect SACUS commitment promoting of to international intercultural awarenessis the factthateachyearat the SACUS conference luncheon sponsored the Organis a by (OMEP) PourL Education Prescolaire whichhasa membership over50 nations isation Mondiale of worldwide the education for focusuponthe needs working of together all overthe world. Programs Multicultural Education Position was in of young children. a Statement printed 1988.Thebook Readings Multicultural in Learning EarlyChildhood in Education Dr. KevinJ. Swickwas pubby lished March in 1988 6.00 for each. 168 Multicultural Education A PositionStatement 1 . Webelieve a better that understandingmulticultural of is education developed hrough goalsandobjectives guidehe enlightenment teachers parents Establishing that of and political economic for realities children thesocial and in encountereda culturally diverssandcomplex society. is understandingmulticultural of education developed through 2. We believe a better that Eliminating MYTHS MISCONCEPTIONStendto influence and that attitudes acand whoareculturally tionstoward those different. can the multiculthat and of 3. Webelieve teachers parents share responsibilityenhancing in factors include various kinds turalawareness young children.Themany culture of (TVprogramming forexample) media advertising children s books and other children parents parents become can can involved theclass in andadults.Teachers support room. multiethnic 4. We recommend the learning environment keptconsistently be through that . A varietyof multiethnic multicultural self-awareness materials. and . Planned learning and vicarious experiences. . Humanresources that serveas role models . Relevantinstructionalstrategies . Materials are freefrombias omissions stereotypes and that . Flexible scheduling. . Continuous of ideasand materials represent cultures throughout year. the that use Education Position Statement available the SACUS at a Forthe full statement Multicultural see office. 169 fr )ummary d helpstell the storyof how SACUS was formedand how it This History SACUSnotebook of The storyis thrilling.Eachmember hascontribdevelopedduring fortyyearsof its existence. the whichhasservedthe children way an utedin his her own individual to make SACUS organization with under in the Southwitheagerness joy withanticipation. six you As history in continues can be an activeparticipant SACUS and the principles whichit for stands. I 170