Membership Terms and Conditions
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This page provides the terms of the membership purchase for membership in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (“NAEYC” or “we” or “us”).
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1. General Terms of Sale
Membership Term duration is one calendar year. Active membership is defined as the membership period in which members are in Good Standing (as defined below). Expiration Date is defined as the date on which NAEYC membership is valid through. Upon expiration, member benefits will be stopped, and access to NAEYC content will be limited.
Renewal is defined as the process of continuing membership for a subsequent one-year term. Membership may be renewed up to sixty days before the expiration date, or up to two months (60 days) after expiration.
Member Status refers to a member’s standing in their NAEYC membership term, and varies based on the status of payment during the membership purchase. Member statuses are:
- In Good Standing: Member has completed their initial or renewal membership purchase and has not reached their expiration date.
- Payment Pending: An individual’s member payment has not processed, or has not been completed. These individuals are not active members in good standing, and their membership term has not yet started.
- Past Due: If the expiration date has passed and a member has not renewed, a member’s standing will show ‘Past Due’ up to 60 days past the expiration date.
- Terminated: Membership lapsed more than 60 days.
- Cancelled: Member elected to terminate their membership by contacting NAEYC.
1.2. About Membership
You are not required to purchase anything for some use of NAEYC.org. However, if you do not purchase a membership or subscription, your access to NAEYC content and services may be limited.
You can review the various NAEYC benefits packages here. NAEYC reserves the right to modify the content, type and availability of any member benefit at any time. All NAEYC membership packages are valid for a membership term of one calendar year.
Only one person may use the email address and password associated with a membership account.
Discount eligibility is determined at the time of the order. Discounts cannot be applied retroactively.
All prices are in United States Dollars, unless otherwise stated.
NAEYC reserves the right to change membership dues prices and fees at any time.
1.5.1. Billing of One-Year Membership Terms
Membership is billed at the initiation of the membership process. Once we charge or debit your payment method, your membership is considered active for one calendar year from your join date. No automated billing will take place unless you have opted into the auto-renew process for membership.
1.5.2. Auto-Renew Billing
NAEYC auto renewal is for annual membership dues. A member that opted into auto renewal will receive notification via email at least 30 days in advance of membership expiration that their membership is scheduled for auto-renewal. On the annual renewal date, NAEYC will charge the membership renewal fee at the current membership level to the credit card provided . Members will receive an email receipt confirming payment. By opting in for automatic renewal, member hereby authorizes NAEYC on an automatic basis annually to renew the NAEYC membership that member has selected and charge the applicable membership fee to the credit card placed on file.
Should a credit card be declined, the member will be notified by email or phone by an NAEYC representative. In the event of a declined card, auto renewal will be deactivated and the member will need to renew online or by phone, at which time they may choose to re-enroll in auto pay.
NAEYC reserves the right to change annual membership dues. Members will receive notification of changes though the NAEYC website and in the annual email notification.
Members can log in to their member profile at NAEYC.org/membership to review enrollment status and to make any changes to their membership profile.
Members can cancel auto-renewal at any time within 30 days of the member’s renewal date by contacting NAEYC Call Center at 800-424-2460, via the contact form in the member profile, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Following cancelation, members will have access to NAEYC benefits through the end of the current membership year if that year has been paid in full.
1.6. Unpaid Charges
If a credit card expires or a payment method is otherwise invalid, the member will be notified by email or phone by an NAEYC representative. In the event of a declined card, the transaction will be cancelled.
2.1. Cancellation and Refunds of Membership
Membership can be cancelled at any time within the first 30 days of membership for a full refund. After 30 days, membership can be cancelled, but all membership dues will be forfeited and no refund will be issued.
Cancellations by NAEYC: We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your membership for any reason, with or without notice and without further obligation. You will not be entitled to a refund in these circumstances. We reserve the right to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion.
2.2. Upgrading your Membership
Members may upgrade their membership at the time of their renewal. In addition, membership may be upgraded at any time by contacting the NAEYC Customer Care Center at 800-424-2460, via the contact form in the member profile, or by email at email@example.com. Membership will be upgraded for the remainder of the membership term, at the prorated cost of the upgrade difference.
Members also may change their primary Affiliation at the time of renewal or within the first 30 days of a new membership year, starting at the time of the membership transaction, by contacting the NAEYC Customer Care Center at 800-424-2460, via the contact form in the member profile, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.