About Us

Tidewater Association For Early Childhood Education (TAECE) is an organization of people interested in the education and welfare of young children (birth-eight) and their families.

TAECE members work together to provide educational opportunities for adults who work with children. They advocate legislation at the local and state levels for quality educational opportunities with regards to young children.

They work to implement programs and services for young children and their families. The purpose of TAECE is to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of all young children and to work with all groups serving the interest and well being of children in the Tidewater area of Virginia. 

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Laurie Bell

Past President & 1st Vice President


Gretchen Tisone 

1st Vice President 

(Programs and Hospitality)

Deborah Breland & Rhonda Hall

2nd Vice President (Membership)

Bonnie Turner

Corresponding Secretary

Hattie Harris


Nancy Kearns


Julia Simmons

Member At Large

Alicia Spencer

Technology & Communication

Amanda Otey

2019 Board Members