Members are truly the heart of Illinois AEYC. In addition to being a member of the nation’s largest early childhood professional organization, membership in Illinois AEYC brings with it many benefits…

Your benefits as a member

Members of Illinois AEYC are also members of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and enjoy important and valuable benefits at the national, state and local levels.

Benefits On the National Level

  • Voting rightsReduced rates at
  • conferencesSubscription to the journal
  • “Young Children”
  • Option of purchasing insurance
  • Opportunity to join more than
  • 100,000 members nationally who work on behalf of young children

Benefits On the State Level

  • Professional development opportunities- reduced rates at conference
  • Opportunity for public policy impact and information- sign on to Illinois
  • Children’s Champions listserv
  • Technical and financial assistance with accreditation efforts
  • Access to Illinois AEYC’s web based online community
  • Specific Illinois information and updates (both printed and electronic) on issues impacting children, families and early childhood professionals

Benefits At the Local Level

  • Networking with other early childhood professionals
  • Opportunity to develop your leadership skills
  • Joining together on public policy issues
  • Discounts on conference registrations
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Community and Affliate Chapter events!