National Association
for the Education
of Young Children

Promoting high-quality learning by connecting practice, policy, and research
About Us

Please note NAEYC will close at 3:00 pm ET on Thursday, July 2 through Friday, July 3 in observance of Independance Day. We will reopen at 9:00am ET on Monday, July 6th.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, NAEYC staff will work remotely from Monday, March 16 through Friday, August 28.  

  • Please view our contact us page to learn about reaching us during this time. 
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  • For information specific to Early Learning Program Accreditation visit our status page.

Together We

Deepen Our Knowledge

Gain inspiration for your practice as an early childhood educator with our high-quality, research-based books and resources.

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Meet and Grow

Connect with your peers at one of our events and get the latest research, best practices, and tools. 

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Ensure Quality for Children and Educators

Meet national standards of quality! Equip your program with tools that provide the best learning experiences for young children, and provide student educators with the highest quality professional preparation.

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The best resources to support effective teaching and learning for children.
Visit the Online Store for great books, purchasing information, and to preview content.