Who We Are

PennAEYC is an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is a dynamic membership organization of early childhood care and education professionals.

Our mission is to be an effective voice for high-quality early childhood care and education. We do this through policy development, advocacy and professional development and supports for early childhood professionals.

PennAEYC's vision is that all Pennsylvania families will have access to high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education opportunities for their children provided by a profession that is valued, well compensated and supported.

Work Force Support Grant 2.0 – Applications Available

The Work Force Support Grant (WFSG) 2.0 is open and intended to provide funding to eligible DHS certified child care providers for staff retention and staff recruitment purposes. WFSG is an initiative from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and was made possible through the enactment of Act 54 of 2022 and the availability of additional American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The WFSG 2.0 Application is due no later than December 6, 2022, to the ELRC office.
Contct your local ELRC Office for assistance. 
About Us

We are an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and a dynamic membership organization of early care and education professionals.

Membership

A professional membership with PennAEYC is the best way to stay connected to the latest information, action and research about early care and education.

Our Work

We are steadfast in the vision that every child in Pennsylvania has the equal opportunity to be a successful, responsible, and productive member of society as a result of their early childhood experiences.

Policy & Advocacy

Become an informed and educated advocate, your voice matters! Learn more about state and federal policies that impact early care and education and what you can do to share your voice.

Quality

Early childhood experiences are critical in the healthy education and development of young children. Learn more about quality early care and education.