The District of Columbia Association for the Education of Young Children (DCAEYC) is the D.C. Affiliate 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.
To ensure that every young child in the District of Columbia has the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life.
To lead efforts to strengthen the early care and education system in the District of Columbia for the benefit of young children.
To fulfill its 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.