Member FAQs

How do I join NMAEYC?

To become a member you can join online through the national NAEYC website by submitting a membership application - learn more here.  You will automatically become a member of NMAEYC once you join NAEYC.

If you prefer, you can instead submit a printable membership application and mail it with your payment to NAEYC, P.O. Box 97156, Washington DC 20090-7156.

How long does it take for a membership to become active?

Members who join online or renew by phone are automatically activated. Members who mail their application should have their membership activated within 2–3 weeks of the receipt of payment.

When will I receive my Membership Welcome Package?

Members can expect to receive their welcome package with membership ID card approximately 3–4 weeks after their membership has been activated.

How long is my membership good for?

An NAEYC membership is good for one year from the time the application is processed. A member can opt to join/renew for three years and receive a 15% discount on the total amount of dues.

How do I renew my membership?

Go to the NAEYC website:

What is the cost of membership?

Affiliate dues are standard. Your primary regional affiliate membership is included in your total membership cost. Additional Affiliates may be added at the cost of:

  •         Entry Level: $7.50/each additional
  •         Standard: $28/each additional
  •         Premium: $50/each additional
  •         Family: $10.50/each additional

My center is accredited by NAEYC. Are all the staff of the center automatically members of NAEYC?

No. Membership to NAEYC is on an individual basis and it is not included as part of accreditation. NAEYC does not offer group or organizational membership.

How do I connect with my local chapter within New Mexico?

As of September 2017, local New Mexico chapters will not be directly affiliated with NAEYC membership. The main affiliate for New Mexico is NMAEYC. However, you may still contact NMAEYC to get connected to these local chapters! Please see our map of New Mexico to find the right local affilate or chapter and reach out to your local representative.

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