Why Join?

Early educators and families work every day to make a difference in the lives of young children. NAEYC works to support these remarkable individuals by amplifying their voices, and passionately advocating for what we know to be right for children, their families, and educators. NAEYC also offers a robust suite of national resources and local offerings to provide NAEYC members access to cutting-edge content and professional development through online communities, publications, events and more.

When you join NAEYC, you also join Illinois AEYC, the state affiliate of NAEYC which allows you to connect with members and thought leaders in your community, attend local events and advocate for early childhood education.  

NAEYC and Illinois AEYC advocate for the early childhood workforce, quality care and education for young children and families; and provide leadership and professional development opportunities. Together, we are committed to empowering all who care for, educate and advocate on behalf of young children.