GoAEYC Membership Information

Let us work together for excellence in Early Childhood Education — an affiliate of the National Association for the Young Children (NAEYC).

Build the early childhood profession.
We believe that early childhood educators are professionals who should be valued and respected. Join us to promote high professional standards, comprehensive training opportunities, and equitable compensation and working conditions so that qualified early childhood educators will stay and grow in this important field.

For more information about specific opportunities to become involved in your local affiliate organization, GoAEYC, click here: Benefits

Membership categories are:




Comprehensive Members
Your best buy for staying up-to-date with professional resources in early childhood education. Comprehensive members receive all the benefits of regular membership described below and receive five or six books a year immediately after their release by NAEYC.

Regular and Student members receive:
* Six issues of Young Children magazine each year
* GoAEYC newsletter
* Illinois News, a quarterly publication of ILAEYC
* Voting rights in GoAEYC, NAEYC and ILAEYC elections
* Reduced fees at GoAEYC, NAEYC, ILAEYC conferences
* Free GoAEYC meetings and workshops
* Opportunities to receive scholarships and grants
* Opportunities to participate in a variety of insurance plans
* Opportunities to purchase books and videos for professional development (if you join at the Comprehensive Level, you will also receive, throughout the year, six books published by NAEYC)

Available only to students currently enrolled in at least 6 hours of professional preparation programs (CDA, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree).

Promote public support and policies for young children.
Together we can help to increase understanding and support for high-quality early childhood education among policymakers and the public through a wide range of education, advocacy, and public awareness activities, including our annual Week of the Young Child celebration and the Children’s Champions Web-based Action Center. GoAEYC members are automatically enrolled in the NAEYC.

Membership must be for an individual, not a center or school.
We would love to tell you more about the benefits of a membership with GoAEYC. Please click here or go to our contact page and contact Eva Hartwig today!

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