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Becoming a Member 

By joining you'll become an automatic member of NAEYC and you'll help to improve your teaching and learning.


As a member you may take advantage of our wide array of resources to help improve your work with children. These resources include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Online access to the Young Children journal in the "Members Only" section on the NAEYC website along with Young Children journal arriving in your mailbox six times a year.

  • Discounted prices in our catalog of hundreds of books, videos, brochures, and posters

  • The opportunity to attend the world's largest early education conference



Raise the quality of early childhood education programs. 

As a member of you can further our volutary national accrediation system, which helps improve early childhood education programs and recognizes high-quality programs so parents can make informed choices. And you can promote the development of respected position statements on issues such as teaching reading and writing, licensing to ensure health and safety, or supporting families. 



Build the early childhood profession.

We believe that early childhood educators are professionals who should be valued and respected. Join us to promote high professional standards, comprehensive training opportunities, and equitable compensation and working conditions so that qualified early childhood educators will stay and grow in this important field.



Promote public support and policies for young children.

Together we can help to increase understanding and support for high-quality early childhood education among policymakers and the public through a wide range of education, advocacy, and public awareness activities, including our annual Week of the Young Child celebration and the Children's Champions Web-based Action Center.



Join or Upgrade to Premium Membership.

Join as a Premium Member and you'll receive six publications automatically as they are released throughout the year. What an easy way to enhance your professional development while building your personal library of early childhood education resources.



Membership Benefits


Membership does have its privileges -- as an AEYC member, you will enjoy these exclusive benefits and more!

  • ​Exclusive access to Shared Source Pennsylvania, a new online resource offering discounts and reduced costs to services like health insurance, payroll, marketing templates and bulk purchasing. 

  • Voting rights to  NAEYC and PennAEYC

  • PennAEYC print and email newsletters.

  • 20% discount on prices in NAEYC's catalog of hundreds of books, videos, brochures, and posters.

  • Five electronic issues of award-winning Young Children, packed with the latest developments in early childhood education, practice, and research.

  • The print publication package of your choice: five issues of Young Children or five issues of Teaching Young Children/Preschool (English or Spanish). 

  • Reduced registration fees at the Capital Area Early Childhood conference and all NAEYC-sponsored conferences and seminars, including the world's largest early education conference.

  • Reduced subscription fees for the highly respected Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Exchange MagazineHighlights High Five, and Education Week.

  • Opportunities to participate in various insurance plans designed to meet your personal and professional needs, including professional liability insurance—and an Association-sponsored credit card service from Bank of America.

  • Access to the Members Only area of the NAEYC website.

  • 10% Discount at 


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