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Master of Education in Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Professional Organizations

Early childhood education is a branch of education theory that relates to the teaching of children from birth up to the age of eight.

Overview of Early Childhood Organizations

  • The field of early childhood education includes an abundance of organizations that support the professional development of early childhood teachers and that promote improvements in services to young children.
  • Teachers become members of one or more of these associations to help them grow professionally, stay current on early childhood issues, and participate in group efforts to promote change.

Information from: https://www.cdacouncil.org/resources/find-ece-organizations

Professional Early Childhood Education Associations

NAEYC has grown to become the largest association of its kind in the world. It includes more than 80,000 members from around the world. Members of the NAEYC get a special 20 percent discount on conferences, books and resources. It is designed for educators who work with children up to eight years old. In addition, the NAEYC offers a national accreditation system for early childhood programs through national and local affiliates.

Information from: https://www.bestcollegereviews.org/lists/five-professional-early-childhood-education-associations/

This international association is designed to encourage the education of all children. It works with children from birth to their teenage years.

Information from: https://www.bestcollegereviews.org/lists/five-professional-early-childhood-education-associations/

This  is one of the professional early childhood education associations that is devoted specifically to Head Start children. The NHSA is designed to support the Head Start community through training and professional development.

Information from: https://www.bestcollegereviews.org/lists/five-professional-early-childhood-education-associations/

The Council for Exceptional Children is the largest international association for this purpose. It includes more than 30,000 members and offers professional development opportunities.

Information from: https://www.bestcollegereviews.org/lists/five-professional-early-childhood-education-associations/

  • The goal of the NAFCC is to strengthen the profession of family child care.
  • The missions of NAFCC  is to support and leverage a nationwide network of providers in expanding and promoting the power of family child care.

Information from: https://www.bestcollegereviews.org/lists/five-professional-early-childhood-education-associations/

 

 

 

 

The goals of International Association of Early Childhood Education are to enhance international studies by sharing views among educators and practitioners in the early childhood community and to develop methods for creative teaching and a better learning environment for young children.

Information from: http://www.iaece.org/e01.html