Student Interest Forum at NAEY

Head of Early Childhood Education Academy at Penn Foster Takes on Added Role as Facilitator for Student Interest Forum at NAEYC

October 27, 2016

Nancy Moretti, Director of Early Childhood Education at Penn Foster, Steps into New Volunteer Role at Leading Early Childhood Education Nonprofit

SCRANTON, PA, (October 27, 2016) — Penn Foster Inc., a for-purpose organization providing skills development training, credentials and employment matching for today's frontline workforce, announced today that its Director of Early Childhood Education, Nancy Moretti, Ed.D. (ABD), M.S., has accepted the role of Facilitator for the Student Interest Forum (SIF) at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Moretti oversees all ECE programs across Penn Foster's Career School and College, and spearheaded the development and launch of the Undergraduate Certificate in CDA Credential Preparation Program offered through Penn Foster College. In addition, Moretti has been heavily invested in volunteering for the SIF and Student Networking Center (SNC) for NAEYC over the past several years. Upon stepping down from the position, Dr. Bill Strader invited Moretti to take an active role in the center as SIF volunteer facilitator.

"We saw Nancy Moretti as the perfect fit for this open position, as she has actively demonstrated a passion and commitment to the education of young ECE professionals through her professional and volunteer work," said Dr. Strader, at NAEYC. "We are thrilled to have Nancy take the helm of the Student Interest Forum, as the group's efforts work to recruit and equip the future generation of leaders and professionals within the early childhood education space."

The SIF works to strengthen and maintain the vitality of NAEYC through solidifying the current membership and engaging a new segment of student membership. SIF provides many opportunities for students of all ages, including space to collaborate, share ideas and ask questions; fostering leadership development at the local, state, regional and national levels; assisting students to establish student clubs or organizations; and connecting NAEYC Affiliate Chapters.

"I am so honored to assume the role as facilitator of the Student Interest Forum," said Moretti. "Volunteering with the NAEYC has brought me much joy and personal satisfaction over the years, and I'm excited to be able to further impact the lives and career paths of young ECE professionals through this foremost professional organization. I am excited to dive with planning and working as the facilitator and host for the SNC which takes place each year at the NAEYC annual conference."

The SNC session during the NAEYC annual conference will allow directors, administrators, and college faculty to meet with and learn more about SIF and encourage their employees and students to join. Sessions hosted in the SNC are specific to college students and entry-level practitioners. Student members of SIF will be provided with networking opportunities and will have the chance to meet all of the members of the NAEYC board.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

The association comprises nearly 60,000 individual members of the early childhood community and more than 300 regional Affiliate chapters, all committed to delivering on the promise of high-quality early learning. Together, we work to achieve a collective vision: that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential. For more information, visit

About Penn Foster
Students, employers and partner organizations rely on Penn Foster to build the skills and knowledge to power the 21st century workforce. For over 125 years, Penn Foster has been dedicated to helping people lead more meaningful and productive lives and to improving social outcomes through education. Penn Foster provides career pathways for opportunity youth and adult learners through diverse and affordable online diploma, certificate and degree programs, offered via its high school, career school and college. With more than 30,000 graduates each year, Penn Foster's online and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced, competency-based model wrapped by comprehensive academic, professional and personal support and coaching. For more information, visit


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