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Department of Early Childhood Education

College of Education

Student Organizations
Family Fun Day


Student Association for Young Children

The purpose of the SAYC is to organize and execute ongoing programs in early childhood education and development.

Activities Include:
Assisting Little Bucs childcare center on campus, participation in the week of the young child, promotion of professionalism in the field of early childhood, advocacy and public policy making.

Additional Info:

Student Association for Young Children (SAYC) is an organization for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff of ETSU that want to promote the growth, development and well-being of young children. We participate in many on-campus as well as off-campus events including Homecoming, Relay for Life and volunteer opportunities at local elementary schools. We host a Family Fun Day in the Spring semester every year. This event is open to all students of East Tennessee State University. Students, faculty, alumni, children and friends can come out and enjoy a day of fun as they go around the gym to centers of interest. We also attend at least one early childhood conference each year. In addition, SAYC works closely with Little Bucs and the Child Study Center. If this is for you, we encourage you to join our organization!

For more information, contact Ms. Ann Disque, Faculty Advisor, at  

About Our Officers
  Tuesday Dowell - President  Andrea Smith - Vice-President    Katie Ward - Secretary

President-Tuesday Dowell, Vice President- Andrea Smith, Secretary- Katie Ward,

Historian- Amanda Cearley (not pictured). Our officers and other SAYC members at our many events!

SAYC Officers     Family Fun Day

SAYC Promotion     Tuesday Dowell

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