About Us

Our Organization


Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 100,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded org11078143_830953926990175_7344905355114783023_nanizations.

Since 1926, NAEYC has worked to:

  • Support excellence in early care and education
  • Improve teaching and learning
  • Support individuals working in the field of Early Care and Education (ECE)
  • Promote and public policies which support young children and their families

AEYC members work in a variety of ECE settings including but not limited to child care centers, preschools, public schools, private homes, before and after school programs, community agencies, licensing and regulation, and resource and referral. Together, we support excellence, inclusion, innovation, and community in the field of early childhood education.

The Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) serves as the state affiliate for NAEYC.  Nevada has two local Chapters: Reno & Southern Nevada.  Currently, NevAEYC has over 600 members!

Vision and Mission Statement

mission and vision

Values and Beliefs

Our core values are defined in the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and are deeply rooted in the early childhood profession. In addition, we seek to be a high–performing, inclusive organization that is enriched by and continually grows from our commitment to diversity, as embodied by our core beliefs.

We uphold these values and beliefs in all our interactions and initiatives:


NAEYC Membership

NAEYC Membership is open to all individuals who share a desire to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of all young children.  Learn more on our membership page.

Statewide Affiliate Activities

Para los miembros que hablan español

Para más información sobre NevAEYC, por favor llame a Sarah Navarro, (775) 327-0680


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