Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children
All young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.
Iowa AEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting 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 Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children believes in:
Early childhood as a distinct and specialized state of human life, full of wonder and precious opportunities for development.
Professionalism as a critical goal for the early childhood field, and professional growth as a lifelong process for early childhood educators.
Reflective practices as a means of promoting continual professional growth.
The value of mutual support among a diverse, broad-based and inclusive Iowa AEYC membership.
The value of collaboration between Iowa AEYC and key stakeholders in the early childhood field.
The role of a strong, caring community in nurturing children and families.