North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children


NCAEYC is a proud state affiliate for NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

As a professional membership association, we work to serve and connect our members to: each other, resources, networks, high quality professional development and advocacy opportunities.

The impact of the individual and collective commitment of our members creates a community of early childhood professionals that spans the Birth – 8 spectrum and impacts children and families in an array of settings across our state.

From classroom teachers, teaching assistants, administrators, principals and center directors, higher education faculty, technical assistants, consultants and systems leaders… our members care about doing our best for young children and families.

NCAYEC support members in understanding the importance of professionalism and well-being on our practice in early care and education.

NCAEYC and its members contribute uniquely to North Carolina’s early childhood education landscape. From promoting NAEYC Standards, Principles, and Practices as well our field’s Code of Ethical Conduct, NCAEYC is committed to promoting and inspiring developmentally appropriate practice and professionalism in early care and education.

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