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.

Help us grow the NAEYC and PennAECYC Network

Do you want to earn up to $50 NAEYC Bucks to spend on the NAEYC online store? We do!

NAEYC and PennAEYC are the professional networks that move our profession forward. Memberships start at just $30/year for online access. Enjoy more benefits and event discounts at the standard level of $69/year and the premium level at only $150/year with so much more to offer. Here’s how it works.

Visit NAEYC.org/referafriend between January 15 and February 10, 2023.In order to qualify for your NAEYC Bucks, you must list the email address associated with your NAEYC membership at the time of registration.*

Members can earn up to $50 NAEYC Bucks. NAEYC Bucks will be available two (2) months after your referral joins valid until August 1, 2023 limited to merchandise only.

*Exclusions Apply: Offer not valid for renewals. Offer must be redeemed by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on 2/10/2023. No refunds for unused NAEYC Bucks. Shipping and handling not valid with NAEYC Bucks. NAEYC Bucks are non-transferrable.

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.


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.


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