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About Us

FLAEYC is a specialized community of more than 3,000 early care and educational professionals from Florida that promotes quality in early education in Florida and provides its members with a strong, united voice.

The Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC) is a membership organization dedicated to serving children and families by providing leadership, advocacy, and professional development for early childhood professionals. Our members serve in all roles and many levels of early childhood education (ECE) – from working directly in the classrooms with children birth to age eight, to facilitating the high school and college programs training tomorrow’s ECE teachers, as well serving in the administrative offices of Early Learning Coalitions and Childcare Resource Centers around the state.

As an affiliate of both the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA), we keep our members informed of current issues in the early childhood field. Our association aims to keep members informed by hosting an annual conference with more than 1,000 attendees each year, who come together to learn, grow, and network. We also publish electronic newsletters, host webinars and other communications, as well as work with stakeholder partners to advocate for quality early care and education experiences for all children in the state of Florida.

FLAEYC currently hosts 14 Local and Statewide Chapters that provide special interest programming and services for our members. Chapter participation is open to all members and members may participate in as many chapters as they would like. We invite you to learn more about FLAEYC, our Chapters, and our members here on our website and through other social media outlets, including Facebook, or you can email us at info@flaeyc.org


FLAEYC membership is comprised of individuals from the vast field of early care and education throughout the state of Florida. Our members include:

  • Business Owners & Operators
  • Directors
  • Early Care and Education Teachers
  • Early Childhood Advocates
  • Higher Education Recruiters, Faculty, and Administrators
  • Students (High School – College Level)
  • Companies vested in the early care and education field and many more!