The New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children (NMAEYC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), founded in 1965 and 1926 respectively, have both led the way toward excellence in high-quality early care and education for decades. A NEW membership structure has been introduced in September of 2017!
When you become a member of NMAEYC, you also become a member of NAEYC.
Membership offers you two affiliations in one, allowing you to tap into national resources and networks, and NMAEYC's state networks and policy matters.
With nearly 80,000 members from more than 300 Affiliates and more than 120 countries, including teachers, administrators, parents, educators, and policy members, NAEYC is committed to bringing high-quality early care and education to all young children.
In New Mexico, NMAEYC has more than 1,000 members. The chapters formally recognized under NAEYC are now optional to join and are independent of NAEYC membership. The NMAEYC state affiliate can aid in connecting individuals to specific chapters that help promote NMAEYC/NAEYC initiatives. The NMAEYC state affiliate is dedicated to supporting high-quality early care and education programs that lay the foundation for school readiness, academic success, and adult achievement.