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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Our Officers
President-Tuesday Dowell, Vice President- Andrea Smith, Secretary- Katie Ward,
Historian- Amanda Cearley (not pictured). Our officers and other SAYC members at our