Benefits




Raise the quality of early childhood education programs.
As a member you can further our voluntary national accreditation 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.

 

Value at Every Level

NAEYC offers four membership categories—Entry Level, Standard, Premium, and Family—each with a unique set of benefits.

Entry $30 Standard $69 Premium $150 Family $35
Digital resources
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Online networking
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Local Affiliate membership
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NAEYC Store discounts
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Discount insurance and subscriptions
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NAEYC event discounts
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Entertainment & retail discounts
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Complimentary NAEYC books
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Some
1 book
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5 books
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Print subscription to YC or TYC
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Either
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Both
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Online courses
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1 course
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2 courses
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Access to VIP events
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Access to YC digital archive
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CTAEYC Benefits at the State Level:

  • Professional development opportunities- reduced rates for Standard and Premium members
  • Opportunity for public policy impact and information
  • Technical assistance with accreditation efforts
  • Specific CT information and updates on issues impacting children, families and early childhood professionals
  • Opportunities to purchase discounted goods and services from various vendors**
  • Networking with other early childhood professionals
  • Opportunity to develop your leadership skills
  • Affiliate and Chapter events

**NAEYC/CAEYC do not endorse commercial products; however, our Association values business relationships with other organizations. Commercial and noncommercial exhibits or sponsorships at NAEYC/CAEYC conferences, opportunities for purchasing discounted goods and services from various vendors and advertisements in its publications or on the NAEYC/CAEYC Web site, do not constitute an endorsement by the Association. Furthermore, acceptance of advertising, exhibits, or sponsorships does not imply endorsement by NAEYC/CAEYC, nor shall individual membership in NAEYC/CAEYC be used to imply NAEYC/CAEYC endorsement.