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PROFESSIOANL ORGANIZATIONS

Want to join a professional organization and show your commitment to the early care and education profession? 

As a member you can take advantage of the many benefits that professional organizations have to offer: 

Training and Conferences

Networking with others in the field

Journals and other publications

Employment benefits

Opportunities for leadership

Advocacy efforts

Accreditation

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 

By joining NAEYC, you can become a member of the statewide and local affiliates. 

https://www.naeyc.org/

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)

Family child care providers can join their national association by clicking on the link below. 

https://nafcc.org/

National Child Care Association (NCCA)

The NCCA is a voice and a resource for licensed child care providers to make sure all children get the care and education that they deserve.

https://nationalchildcare.org/

National Head Start Association (NHSA)

Head Start is the national commitment to give every vulnerable child an opportunity to succeed.

https://www.nhsa.org/

Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (Head Start/ECLKC) 

The Office of Head Start (OHS) helps young children from low-income families prepare to succeed in school through local programs. Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote children's development through services that support early learning, health, and family well-being.

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/

Zero To Three

Zero To Three's mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, they envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.

https://www.zerotothree.org/about/our-mission-and-vision