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The Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) is a proud affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

As such, mission of the Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) is to enhance the care, education, and development of Connecticut’s young children, in the context of family, and community; and to support the professionals who care for them. CAEYC provides training to increase the competencies of professionals and promotes them through support and advocacy activities. CAEYC achieves this by promoting a strong local affiliate structure, the development of leadership skills, and the coordination of informed advocacy dedicated to improving the quality of services for young children and their families.

News & Highlights

New NAEYC Video: Our Vision
NAEYC believes in professional excellence and a world where every child gets a strong start. Let’s make that world a reality, together.

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 From the NAEYC Blog
Social skills are in the news, but how can you support them? DAP!

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 NAEYC Bestsellers
DAP in Kindergarten, Intentional Teaching, Math, Literacy ideas for children birth through age 8. 

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 NAEYC For Families
Teacher terms demystified, what to look for in a program, and more!
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Donate to CAEYC
Your gift will help CAEYC be innovative and effective in advancing the early childhood profession.
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Become a Member!
Join our early childhood community for support and inspiration.
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Find an Accredited Program
Find child care or a preschool in your area. 

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Receive regular email updates and action alerts on important issues being issued by Congress and the Administration.

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Professional Development

CAEYC Saturday Academy
CAEYC is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new professional development opportunity for the early childhood community; CAEYC Saturday Academy.
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