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Mission & Vision

Our Mission


The mission of the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children is to benefit children and families by providing leadership, advocacy and professional development for early childhood professionals.

Our Vision

The vision of the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children is that every child and family has access to quality services and every early childhood professional is highly respected, skilled, fully supported, and equitably compensated for the valuable role they play in the lives of children and families.

Our Values

  • The Florida Association for the Education of Young Children respects and accepts all people who contribute to quality early care and education. 
  • We are diverse, collaborate with other organizations, advocate for children on the local, state, and national level, and educate our communities on quality practices so that children will lead joyful, successful, and enriched childhoods. 
  • We promote leadership among our members and advocate for quality work environments for all in the profession.