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MDAEYC and its members are demonstrating kindness by gathering holiday gift items for children in need.  ECE professionals can place these items into the drawstring bags and MDAEYC will deliver them so these children can have additional holiday gift items.

Please contact us at to get bags or to arrange delivering your filled bags to MDAEYC.

Suggested Items for Kindness Bags


__Writing Pads



__Glue Stick

__Crayons/Color Pencils

__Coloring Books

__Construction Paper


__Pens and Pencils




__Solar Calculator


__Hat & Mittens/Gloves






__Comb or Hairbrush

__Toothbrush & Paste

__Soap (in a baggie)



__Flashlight & Batteries

__Small Stuffed Animal

__Wind Up Toys





__Jump Rope


__Play Doh

__Picture Books


__Nerf Type Ball

__Toy Cars or Trucks





__Baseball Cap

__Paddle Ball

__Small Baby Dolls

__Barbie Dolls

__Toy Jewelry Sets

__Hair Clips





__Dried fruit (in a baggie)

__Note from your family or

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Hint: Take gifts out of their boxes before packing them; it saves room!

Deadline: December 5, 2018






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MDAEYC is hosting a Launch Party to celebrate the relaunch of our Maryland affiliate of NAEYC.  On Saturday, September 29, please join us at the Lakeshore Learning Store in Towson, Maryland for fun free activities for educators, children, and families.  Activities include:

  • Lakeshore gift card raffle.
  • Free MDAEYC T-shirts to decorate.
  • Moon bounce.
  • Popcorn and cotton candy.

Come out for a fun Saturday for the whole family, and also meet your MDAEYC colleagues.  The launch party runs from 10:00 am  to 2:00 pm.  We’d love to see you at our kickoff event!  Stay tuned for more MDAEYC events to support and engage with early childhood educators, children, and families throughout Maryland.

The Lakeshore Learning Store is located at 1620 E. Joppa Rd., Towson, MD 21286 (Google Map directions).

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