Being a part of professional early childhood organizations provides networking, informing of current and relevant issues in the field, and grouping efforts to promote change.
Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
"ACEI is a global community of educators and advocates who unite knowledge, experience, and perspectives in order to exchange information, explore innovation and advocate for children." Their mission is "to promote and support the optimal education, development, and well-being of children worldwide."
Child Care Aware of America
"Child Care Aware of America is our nation's leading voice for child care." To achieve their mission, they "lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, undertake research, and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families."
Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children
Michigan Education Assocation
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
"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. They advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children."
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
"The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership association. NAFCC represents professional providers throughout the United States and in some cases on US Military bases located internationally. NAFCC is dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care."