Nancy Kalvin, Longtime NJAEYC Board Member Retires

Nancy Kalvin has always enjoyed working with children. She has enjoyed it so much that she has dedicated her professional career to providing the highest quality care and education for children of ages three months to Kindergarten. She is an advocate for the Field of Early Childhood Education and has been instrumental in working with other center leaders on policies to support this Field. When not at work, Nancy can be found enjoying music or attending a theater performance

Nancy received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Georgian Court College. She obtained her certificate in Early Childhood Education from St.Elizabeth College and has credits from Seton Hall University in Special Education. Nancy went on to get a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Child Care Administration from Bank Street College of Education. She continued to enhance her knowledge in the field throughout her career attending trainings from many different Early Childhood associations.

Professional Career
Nancy started her professional journey with the Arc of Morris County where she worked in the Infant Stimulation program with special needs children. This work was done in the homes supporting the children and their families following strategies designed by their various therapists. In 1980 Nancy left that position to become the Infant/Toddler head teacher at ECYC, then known as Employees’ Center for Young Children. The following year she took on the role of the Assistant Director for ECYC. She worked closely with the Director to develop quality programming for all those children enrolled along with the daily operations of the Center. In September of 1983.

Nancy was promoted to Center Director where she remained for over 41 years until her retirement in June of 2022. Under her leadership, the center grew from an opening enrollment of 12 children to more than 200 children over the course of many years. Nancy worked with their sponsoring company to move the child care program from their first location in a church to the current location in a state of the art facility. She brought in the expertise of other Early Childhood professionals when she worked with architects to design and build the current facility. Her cheery demeanor, love of children and her commitment to providing high quality care, remained during the ups and downs encountered over the years. Her passion for what is right & appropriate in
caring for children enabled her to continue to grow & develop ECYC, Inc.

Subsequent Accomplishments
Nancy Kalvin is known as a leader in Early Childhood. Nancy served two terms on the NJAEYC Board of Trustees as Co-VP of Organizational Development. During this time she worked on reviewing job descriptions, writing policies and reviewing & revising the Board Handbook. She assisted on a committee to help with organization of the New Jersey Affiliate, meeting the requirements for the NAEYC Re-Affiliation in 2017. Nancy remains as a committee member with the NJAEYC Board and continues today helping to support Directors in the state.

Nancy was also a presenter for the Coalition of Infant/Toddler Education, and served on their Board for a short time. She also Currently serves on a Board of Trustees for a child care program in Morris County.

Now in retirement, Nancy plans to keep her connections with the Early Childhood community, helping in any way she can.


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