Become active with your Iowa AEYC membership!

The Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children (Iowa AEYC) is a state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our Iowa state affiliate is comprised of 14 chapters that cover the entire state of Iowa. A chapter structure enables all of our members to network and learn with other early childhood educators living in their same or neighboring communities and opportunities to get involved in the issues affecting the state and the counties. Local chapters focus on serving members in the local communities where early childhood professionals live, work, and learn.

Chapter participation is open to all members and is not limited to geography or professional background, members may participate in as many chapters as they wish.

Local Chapters of Iowa AEYC

1. Siouxland 8. Southwest
2. Western Plains 9. Mid-Iowa
3. North Central 10. Green Valley
4. North Iowa 11. East Central
5. Prairie Rivers 12. Rolling Prairie
6. Northeast 13. Mississippi Rock
7. West Central 14. Southeast


Materials and Information for Chapter Leadership:
Membership Application Form
Membership Brochure
Member Benefits
Chapter Map
Iowa AEYC Early Care and Education Fall Institute and Chapter Participation
Tony Lacy Raffle Basket Flyer for Chapters
Every year at the Early Care and Education Fall Institute Iowa AEYC raffles off baskets to raise money for the following year's Iowa AEYC Tony Lacy Memorial Membership Scholarships which provides free Standard memberships to new or renewing members. The Iowa AEYC Governing Board, Staff, and Chapters each donate one to two baskets that are raffled off at the end of Institute on both Friday and Saturday. Last year enough money was raised to provide 20 scholarships. For more information and basket ideas click here.
Attendee Networking Reception
Iowa AEYC will be hosting a Attendee Networking Reception on Friday, October 5 at the Early Care and Education Fall Institute. The tentative time for this event is 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. The reception will take place in the Skinner Ballroom at the Prairie Meadows Events and Conference Center. There will be host appetizers and drinks for purchase. This will be a space for all Institute attendees to gather and network in a casual environment.
This Networking Reception will also allow chapters of Iowa AEYC to connect with Institute attendees and answer any questions they may have. We hope to have all chapters represented at the reception. We will create posters for each chapter to be on display around the room during the social. Click here for a sample. The posters will include the chapter name, service delivery area, focus for 2018-2019, and upcoming meetings and events. 
Please complete this template with information on your chapter and return to Anne Geiger: by August 13, 2018.
If you are interested in hosting a separate chapter special event or lunch at the Institute, please contact prior by August 13, 2018 to discuss possibilities.


Chapter Fiscal Year End Report Form
Every July our auditors require us to submit to them a Chapter Fiscal End of Year Report for each  chapter. This year they are due no later than end of business July 6, 2018. The report is submitted to Iowa AEYC by the Chapter Representative and need to be completed with the assistance of at a minimum the Chapter President and treasurer.

Chapter Leadership Update Form

Record Retention Policy


Iowa AEYC Training Approval Policy

As an affiliate of NAEYC, Iowa AEYC has a history of supporting evidence-based, developmentally appropriate practices through our efforts, both in professional development offerings and in our communications and advocacy work. Iowa AEYC is an approved training organization in Iowa legislation and per the Iowa Department of Human Services, which require state-wide policies to offer training.

In 2009, our state Governing Board approved policies for chapters to use trainers and policies for awarding training certificates. Any conference, workshop, training, or chapter meeting providing an Iowa AEYC training certificate must follow policy. This policy includes Iowa AEYC chapter co-sponsored professional development with another organization if Iowa AEYC provides the certificate or is listed on the certificate as co-sponsor. For a new training not listed on the Iowa Training Registry, complete the submission form.

Professional Development Training Policy

Training Registry Submission Form
The form is a fillable PDF and needs to be saved as a new file before attaching or the information will not be saved.