ABOUT US

The Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children (CTAEYC) is the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). CTAEYC and NAEYC are dedicated to improving the lives of young children and their families by focusing on empowering the professionals that work with them.

 

CTAEYC was established as a non-profit organization in 1966 together with other local affiliates throughout Connecticut to support the mission of NAEYC by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. While over the years the affiliate structure in Connecticut has changed, the overall mission of empowering professionals working with children and families has not. Currently, CTAEYC is the only state affiliate, with three local chapters: Fairfield, Hartford, and New Haven.

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When you join NAEYC and choose CTAEYC as your state affiliate, you join a group of professionals who are dedicated to strengthening early childhood education in our state. In addition to attending trainings and conferences at discounted rates, you are encouraged to get involved – attend meetings, participate in committee work, stay up-to-date on the legislative agenda related to early childhood, and advocate for young children, families, and the early childhood profession.

Click HERE to learn about our National organization. 

MISSION

The Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children is a proud affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children promotes high quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8 by connecting practice, policy and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care, educate and work on behalf of young children.

 

In addition to supporting other agencies in Connecticut in their advocacy efforts, CTAEYC ensures the delivery of high-quality trainings throughout the state through:

 

  • Annual Early Childhood Conference

  • Saturday Academy Series

  • Platform Academy for Family Childcare and Infant/Toddler Providers and Teachers

Click HERE to view our meeting times for 2019.