8875 Hidden River Parkway #300 · Tampa, FL 33637 info@flaeyc.org Phone: 813-878-9973 · Fax 813-533-5457

Sarasota County Chapter

We are your local early childhood association affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC).

Our Mission

To provide educational opportunities for professionals working with and parents of young children; to promote understanding of growth and development; to increase public awareness of the issues and concerns that affect the lives of young children and their families.

Vision Statement

Children will be cared for in high quality settings with well-trained professional staff.  Staff will receive compensation and respect commensurate with the importance of the work they do with young children.  Children will be socially, emotionally and cognitively ready with a love for learning.  Parents will have accessible, affordable and available quality child care.

Value Statement

Compassion, mutual support and integrity guide the Early Childhood Association of Sarasota to provide educational opportunities and to increase public awareness of issues and concerns that effect young children and their families.  The Early Childhood Association of Sarasota is dedicated to professionalism among staff and excellence in quality childcare.