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In recognition of Ohio’s early childhood legacy and very own “Queen of Fun”, we are honored to offer the Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld Scholarship Fund!


Contributions made to the Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld Scholarship Fund will provide recipients the opportunity to come together with other professionals at the Ohio Early Childhood Conference to learn and celebrate the joys of working in a career that is fulfilling and rewarding.






For sixty years, Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld has inspired, taught, testified, supported, encouraged, and lived a life dedicated to improving the likelihood that all young children will experience early care and education that is developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive, accepting and supportive of success. Mimi’s special love (after kids) is “creative education”.  This integrates the arts in every aspect of the curriculum with emphasis on movement and writing. Her recent book, Still Teaching in the Key of Life: Joyful Stories from Early Childhood Settings, celebrates the 20th anniversary of Teaching in the Key of Life.


Mimi has been, and continues to be a powerful advocate for high-quality early care & education for the children in Ohio, the nation, and beyond. 


Your donation may qualify for an income tax deduction.  Ohio AEYC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Donors will be gratefully acknowledged in the Conference communications.

“Whatever else good teaching is, it is teaching in which our hearts and minds are fully engaged in connecting with children’s hearts and minds. This is what I call teaching in the key of life.”    ~Mimi

Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld Scholarship Fund

To make a contribution, please email
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