who we are
Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin
National Advisory Board
Doris Pronin Fromberg
James St. Clair
Judith Van Hoorn
Founding National Advisory Board Members
Founded in 2012, Defending the Early Years (DEY) seeks to rally educators to take action on policies that impact the education of young children. The principal goals of the project are:
DEY's Co-Directors are Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin and Blakely Bundy. Geralyn is the founder of Empowered by Play and is currently an early childhood teacher at the Mission Hill School in Boston, MA. Blakely is Director Emeritus and Senior Advisor to The Alliance for Early Childhood on the North Shore of Chicago, where she previously was its Executive Director for twenty-five years.
Members of the DEY National Advisory Board:
Members of the Founding National Advisory Board
Defending the Early Years is a non-profit educational corporation and is currently seeking 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.