NAEYC Affiliate Applications
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NAEYC Affiliate Applications: Instructions and Resources
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (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.
The association comprises nearly 60,000 individual members of the early childhood community and approximately 50 Affiliates, some with chapters, all committed to delivering on the promise of high-quality early learning. Together, we work to achieve a collective vision: that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.
NAEYC and its Affiliates are committed to a reciprocal relationship that embodies partnership as a core value, and is based on the health and capacity of sustainable, nonprofit organizations that operate with greater efficiency and effectiveness. We share a second core value in membership expansion and growth, and in creating opportunities to widen our reach to early educators, to enhance the influence our Association has on shaping a national, state and local agenda for young children, and to equip a growing a growing and engaged membership with effective structures and processes for carrying out the work of our collective mission.
Geographic areas not currently assigned as a member service delivery area to an approved NAEYC Affiliate include the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming. In the state of Tennessee only the counties of Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Sumner, Trousdale, and Williamson have been assigned.
2017 Affiliate Application Process
Interested organizations should submit their intent to apply by completing this brief, online survey.
The 2017 Affiliate online application process is currently open, and will close on January 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern.
Please review the Checklist for the 2017 Affiliate Application before starting the online application process. Please submit your application as 10 separate PDF documents as outlined in the Checklist. Please prepare all 10 required sections and save as PDFs before logging in to submit. The entire application must be submitted in one sitting. You will not be able to save a partially complete application and return to it at another time.
Click here for the 2017 Affiliate Application. Only complete and on time applications will be accepted. All requested items must be labeled with corresponding section headers and submitted in the order in which they appear in the application. Narratives should be succinct and abide by the word count limitations (generally no more than 250 words). Additional documents should not be submitted with the application. All applications must be received by 5:00 PM Eastern on January 5, 2018. No exceptions will be made.
Several documents are referenced throughout the 2017 Application. We recommend keeping them nearby as you write your narratives.
- NAEYC Strategic Direction
- NAEYC Affiliate Policies and Procedures
- NAEYC Membership Policies and Procedures
- NAEYC Brand Guidelines
- NAEYC’s Statement of Commitment To High-Performing, Inclusive Organizations (HPIO)
Questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.