National Association for the Education of Young Children

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

The association comprises nearly 60,000 individual members of the early childhood community and more than 50 Affiliates, all committed to delivering on the promise of high-quality early learning. Together, we work to achieve a collective vision: that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.

Florida Association for the Education of Young Children

As an affiliate of both the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Southeaster Early Childhood Association (SECA), the Florida AEYC has a 63-year history of promoting and supporting quality care and education for all children, birth through age eight. We are committed to operating our association as a high performing, inclusive organization with the following values:

  • The Florida AEYC 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.
Childhood Education International

CE International has been in operation since 1892. We have an esteemed history that covers 127 years, providing our organization with a great deal of knowledge, understanding, and perspective about children’s education worldwide.

We focus mainly on the early years from birth to 11 years old; however, we also recognize that in order to work in a holistic way, we must understand and consider the entire cycle of children’s learning and development. Child development is, after all, a continuum of experiences that spans from birth through adolescence up until the transition to adulthood, with the early years being the critical foundation and launching point that influences the rest of a child’s life.

We differentiate our organization from others in that we work at the intersection of education, child development, and international development—international development being the actions that build, grow, and strengthen communities and nations.

Head Start

Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through agencies in their local community. Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the comprehensive development of children from birth to age 5, in centers, child care partner locations, and in their own homes. Head Start services include early learning, health, and family well-being.

The Office of Head Start (OHS) administers grant funding and oversight to the agencies that provide Head Start services. OHS also provides federal policy direction and a training and technical assistance (T/TA) system to assist grantees in providing comprehensive services to eligible young children and their families.

Montessori Foundation

The Montessori Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of Montessori education in the United States and abroad. The Foundation was established in 1992 to create an independent source of assistance, encouragement, and support for the international Montessori community.

The Montessori Foundation works with the entire Montessori community, regardless of affiliation, as well as parents, educators, schools, and school systems that are interested in learning more about the insights, research, and approach pioneered by Dr. Maria Montessori.

Child & Family Resources

At Child and Family Resources, we build strong communities where children can reach their full potential. We do this by using effective prevention and education strategies with families, teens, and early educators.

Our services for childcare providers help them provide the highest quality child care possible. Investment in quality early childhood care saves money by increasing the likelihood that children will be literate, employed, enrolled in post secondary education, and less likely to be school dropouts, dependent on welfare or arrested for criminal activity.

Early Learning Ventures

Our child care management system, Alliance CORE, saves you time and money allowing you to focus on the reason you got into the child care business in the first place, caring for and educating children.

What Can Alliance CORE Help You With?

  • Record Keeping
  • Track Attendance
  • Child Care Licensing Compliance
  • Enrollment Management
  • Tuition Invoicing
  • Payment Tracking
Child Care Aware of America
Child Care Aware® of America works with more than 400 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide. To achieve our mission, our organization leads projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, undertakes research, and advocates child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families. Our vision is that every family in the United States has access to a high-quality, affordable child care system. The child care system supports children’s growth, development and educational advancement and creates a positive economic impact for families and communities. Our mission is to advance a child care system that effectively serves all children and families. Our work is strengthened by a national network of child care resource and referral agencies and diverse members and partners.