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 each and every Pennsylvania family 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.
Speak Up! PA
Are you experiencing waitlists, high costs, teacher shortages, closed classrooms or low pay? Visit the Start Strong PA site to learn how you can speak up to policy makers. Why? Because Pennsylvania state child care funding does little to improve accessibility or affordability and does nothing to help solve the staffing crisis.
PA elected officials must hear from you, your teachers and the families that depend on your child care. Read more.