The mission of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) is to promote the inherent rights, education, and well-being of all children world-wide. The University of Guam’s ACEI has had many accomplishments over the years. It will continue to renew its commitment to the ideals of the Association – ideals based upon a dream that all children will, someday, live and play in harmony and grow up having the care and education they need and deserve to fulfill their own dreams for the future.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

ACEI Celebrates Read Across America - Dr. Seuss Wacky Celebration















Read Across America - Dr. Seuss Wacky Celebration: The UOG Early Childhood Program in partnership with the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and the Guam Public Library System, hosted a Dr. Seuss Wacky event in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ 105th birthday on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Hagatna Public Library. Pictured Front row L-R: Vaughn Baisa, Ewalani Ecrupulo, Sasha Lujan. Second row L-R: Joaquin Naputi Abraham Rivera, Ashton Aguon, Sheryl Padilla,Kimberlie Castro, Jerri Onedera, Alicia Quintanilla, Jeanalyn Benavente, Maria Perez, and Frank Aflague. Third row L-R: Marlihsa Suzumu , Sherleen Vilaga, Odessa Aguon, Mariana Santos, and Leizl Ochavillo. Fourth row L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Nakita Braganza, Krystle Lynn DeVera, Heidi Cameron, and Mariana Santos. Last row L-R: Dr. Marilyn Malloy Jackson, Rissa Hameister, and Beauty Letewasiyal.

ACEI and PDK-FEGA Coordinate Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive















Thanksgiving Donation: The University of Guam Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and PDK-Future Educators of Guam Association (FEGA) coordinated a Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive and clothing donation to benefit Kamalen Karidat.
Pictured during the donation held on November 26, 2008 are L-R: Dot Chargualaf; Rev. Frank Tenorio; Tita Tenorio; Ewalani Escrupulo, ACEI Vice-President; Alicia Quintanilla, ACEI President and PDK-FEGA member; Kimberlie Castro, ACEI Secretary; and Vaughn Baisa, ACEI Public Relations Officer.

ACEI Coordinates Literacy Lunch Program at Bishop Baumgartner School















ACEI Literacy Volunteerism: The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) members and officers volunteered their time to coordinate the Bishop Baumgartner Lunch Program in Sinajana from October 3 to November 14, 2008 in an effort to promote literacy through learning opportunities outside of the curriculum. Kindergarten and first grade students had the opportunity to engage in digital storybook Read Alouds of legends, such as Pohnpei’s “Tab to Bat.” Other activities included the use of local books, felt- board storytelling, crossword puzzles, and arts & crafts activities relating to the stories.

Pictured front row L-R: Kimberlie Castro, Treasurer; Mariana Santos, Co-Chair; Ewalani Escrupulo, Vice-President; and Joy Rivera, Member. Back row L-R: Vaughn Baisa, Public Relations Officer; Donna Purcell, Chairperson; Alicia Quintanilla, President; Beauty Letewasiyal, Secretary; and Ria Torres, Bishop Counselor.

ACEI Serves as Judges at LBJ Elementary School's Science Fair










ACEI Science Judges: The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) members and officers volunteered their time as judges for LBJ Elementary School’s Science Fair held on March 26, 2008 at the school’s library. The purpose of the science fair is to demonstrate the students’ understanding of the scientific method of investigation. Pictured front row L-R: Anthony Perez, Erika Arceo, Sonya DaHill, Myleen Ramos, Lizel Patubo, Lehualani Kahele, Jovonne Aguon, Jennifer Blas, and Kimberlie Castro. Back row L-R: Jessica Candaso and Beauty Letewasiyal.

ACEI Volunteers at LBJ Elementary School's Family Night with the Stars















Family Night: The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) volunteered their time to assist LBJ Elementary School in celebration of the school’s Family Night with the Stars held on Thursday, February 21, 2008. Pictured front row L-R: Viviann Joy Rivera, Bobbie Arevalo, Lizel Patubo, Jona Abaya, Nakita Bragonza, and Kristy Galindo. Second row L-R: Edelynn Blas; Kimberlie Castro; Sherry Santos; Edna Portin; Jovonne Aguon, ACEI President,and Lehualani Kahele, ACEI PRO. Third row L-R: Eliza Anderson; Myra Jean Aguon; Antoinette Arriola; Melanie Cruz; Jennifer Blas, ACEI Vice President; Myleen Ramos, ACEI Secretary; Anthony Perez; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, ACEI Advisor. Fourth row L-R: Marita Pareja, Jennifer Peralta, Beauty Letewasiyal, and Clifford the Big Red Dog.

ACEI Celebrates Read Across America at the Hagatna Public Library















Read Across America: The UOG Early Childhood Program in partnership with the Association Childhood Education International (ACEI) and the Guam Public Library System, hosted a Read Across America event in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ 104th birthday on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at the Hagatna Public Library.

Pictured kneeling L-R: Asherdee Rosete, ACEI Advisor and Early Childhood Professor; Beauty Letewaiyal; Suemalee Torres; Viviann Joy Rivera; Bobbie Arevalo; Jona Abaya; and Kimberlie Castro. Standing L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, ACEI Advisor and Language & Literacy Professor; Jeannie Chapman; Brianne Naputi; Jovonne Aguon, ACEI President; Myleen Ramos, ACEI Secretary; Mariana Santos; Danielle Bansil; Jennifer Blas, ACEI Vice President; Ewalani Escrupulo; Mayrene Huffer; Vaughn Baisa; Alicia Quintanilla; Antoinette Arriola; Julia Tyquiengco; Dr. Marilyn Jackson, ACEI Advisor and Early Childhood Professor; Erika Flores; Marita Pareja; and Kenneth Castro. Not pictured is Lehualani Kahele, ACEI PRO.

ACEI Promotes Literacy at St. Anthony School's "Read To Me Day"













ACEI Promotes Literacy:
The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) volunteered their time to promote literacy at St. Anthony School’s “Read To Me Day” held on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at the school’s gymnasium. Pictured front row L-R: Elizabeth San Nicolas, Assistant Principal; Lorena Chaco, second grade teacher; Arcelita Franchino; Megan Franchino; Kawena Morton; Kawehi Morton; and Venessa Perez. Back row L-R: Jovonne Aguon, ACEI President; Kimberlie Castro; Jennifer Blas, ACEI Vice President; Lehualani Kahele, ACEI PRO; Melanie Cruz; Ashton Quichocho and Christian Quichocho. Not pictured are Audrey Certeza, Melissa Hernandez, Jona Abaya, Viviann Joy Rivera, Danielle Bansil, Kenneth Castro, Jennifer Peralta, Kristy Galindo, and Veronica Ramirez, ACEI Treasurer.

ACEI Visits Pediatric Ward at Guam Memorial Hospital














UOG-ACEI visited the Pediatric Ward at GMH on February 9, 2006 to read to the children. Pictured front row, from left are: Cynthia Manibusan, and Lisa Sholing; ACEI public relations officers; Delia Cercado, ACEI president; Arcelita Franchino, member; and Audrey Certeza, member. Back row, from left: Charlene Wright, ACEI vice president; Edna Panaguiton, Lulu Mercado, Ruth Sabangan, Percy Simon, Maria Perez, and Sue Kim.














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ront row L-R: Marlihsa Suzumu, member; Lisa Sholing, ACEI public relations officer; Jolynn San Nicolas, secretary. Back row, from left: Delia Cercado, ACEI president; Charlene Wright, vice president; Cendy Nozowa, member; Cindy Lin, member; Cynthia Manibusan, public relations officer; and Pilar Millan, treasurer.

ACEI Helps Gift Wrap at Annual Sugar Plum Tree Event













On December 16, 2006 ACEI helped with the annual Sugar Plum Tree gift wrapping at the Bank of Hawaii in Hagatna. Pictured are from left to right are: Jolynn San Nicolas, ACEI secretary; Cynthia Manibusan, public relations officer; Delia Cercado, president; Charlene Wright, vice president.

ACEI Holds Octoberfest














UOG-ACEI held their annual Octoberfest Event on October 28, 2006 at the School of Education building from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. At the Octoberfest ACEI provided free activities and story readings, food, and raffle prizes. Pictured are: Front row, Jonnalin San Nicolas, Chelsea Manibusan, Jasmine San Nicolas, Joaquin and Cynthia Manibusan. Back row, Dr. Marilyn Jackson, ACEI advisor; Kawehi, Kawena, Cindy Lin, member; Jolynn San Nicolas, secretary; Edna Portin, member; Delia Cercado, president; Pilar Millan, treasurer.

ACEI Visits GPSS Superintendent Luis Reyes













The University of Guam Association for Childhood Education International paid a courtesy visit to Guam Public School System Superintendent Luis Reyes on October 13, 2006. Pictured are, from left: Cynthia Manibusan; Jolynn San Nicolas; Delia Cercado; Pilar Millan; Reyes; Dr. Marilyn Jackson, ACEI adviser; Lisa Sholing; and Charlene Wright. Not pictured is Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, ACEI advisor.

ACEI Participates in Walk for Life














On October 1, 2006 UOG-ACEI participated in the 8th annual Walk for Life in Hagatna. Pictured are, from left: Lisa Sholing, Cynthia Manibusan, Delia Cercado, Cleo Lamb, Pilar Millan, Charlene Wright, and Jolynn San Nicolas.













The UOG- ACEI participated with the Bowl for Kids’ Sake on September 16, 2006 at Central Lanes. Pictured is Camille San Nicolas, Jolynn San Nicolas; secretary; Cynthia Manibusan, public relations officer; Pilar Millan, treasurer; Delia Cercado, president; Jocelyn San Nicolas, member,;Audrey Certeza, member; Charlene Wright, vice president; Edna Portin, member; Jonilin San Nicolas, member; Vanessa Perez, member; Audrey Rivera.
















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ove sitting down L-R: Edna Portin, member; Audrey Certeza, member. Standing from left to right: Cynthia Manibusan, ACEI public relations officer; Charlene Wright, vice president; Delia Cercado, president; Pilar Millan, treasurer; Vanessa Perez, member; Jocelyn San Nicolas, member; Lorna Maglona, Jonilin San Nicolas, member, and Jolynn San Nicolas, secretary.