Cindy Nail Memorial Scholarship

Cynthia Ann Nail

April 26, 1950 - November 15, 2009


Cindy Nail served as a member of the Association of Young Children Europe Board of Directors from 1996-2006. She was President of the organization during the early 2000s and was instrumental in transitioning AYCE Conferences from Mannheim Middle School to professional conference sites. Cindy’s commitment to quality, advocacy for young children, and attention to detail in conference planning greatly benefited the organization and its members.

Prior to joining the Army CYS Services team in 1996, Cindy was the Chair of the Department of Early Childhood Education at Tri-County Technical College for almost 20 years. During that time, she was active in NAEYC and a member of the Board for the Southern Early Childhood Association.

Throughout her career, Cindy balanced her dedication to improving early childhood programs with her family life and love for her two sons, Jason and John. Cindy made significant contributions to the early childhood community and to children and families in the programs in which she served.

This scholarship is awarded in her honor with the hopes that the recipient will use it to further the cause for quality early childhood programs for all children.



NAEYC Scholarship recipient will:

Research and purchase airfare,conference fee and hotel cost.
Submit all receipts for reimbursement to AYCE board.