About DCAEYC


The District of Columbia Association for the Education of Young Children (DCAEYC) is the D.C. Affiliate Chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

Our Vision

To insure that every young child in the District of Columbia has the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life.

Our Mission

To lead efforts to strengthen the early care and education system in the District of Columbia for the benefit of young children.

To fulfill it’s mission, DCAEYC will:

  • Advocate for young children and their families;
  • Collaborate with other organizations in the city to benefit young children and their families;
  • Offer resources and services to its members;
  • Strive to be a high performing, culturally sensitive, inclusive organization.

Our Goal

To have a positive influence in impacting the quality of services rendered to young children and their families.