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Membership Levels

NAEYC is the premier membership association for early learning professionals. Whether you're a teacher, assistant teacher, program director, higher ed faculty, student, family member, researcher, policymaker, administrator, or somewhere in between, NAEYC is here to help YOU on the journey to improve educational opportunities for all young children. 

NAEYC and its Affiliates share a core value in creating opportunities to widen our reach to early educators, to enhance the influence our Association has on shaping a national, state and local agenda for young children, and to equip a growing a growing and engaged membership with effective structures and processes for carrying out the work of our collective mission.
The NAEYC Affiliate Network is a vibrant community of nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing local member engagement opportunities, resources, conferences, professional development, and advocacy efforts for our shared members


Entry (Digital) Level Membership ($30)

Entry Level membership provides digital access to NAEYC and its diverse collection of professional resources. 

  •  Access to content you can use right away—such as ideas for implementing developmentally appropriate practice, fostering strong family engagement, and more— through NAEYC digital resources.

  •  Access to HELLO, home of NAEYC's Interest Forums, where you can connect with members who share your specific passion.

  •  Discounted insurance offerings through the Trust for Insuring Educators (TIE), including professional liability insurance, home, auto, and more.

  •  20 percent discount on all orders from NAEYC's online store, as well as access to exclusive member-only resource sales during the year.

  •  Exclusive access to member-only sessions at NAEYC events, including the member-only lounge at Annual Conference and the member-only hour in the exhibit hall.

  •  Discounted office supplies through Office Depot and OfficeMax, including technology products, office essentials, furniture, and more.

  •  Registration opportunities for member-only events, including our Public Policy Forum, which brings members together in Washington, DC, to advance federal and state early childhood policy.


Standard Membership ($69)

NAEYC Standard membership ensures you're fully equipped as a professional, with the latest resources, events, research, discounts, and more. Benefits at the Standard level include ALL Entry Level benefits, plus:

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Family Membership ($35)

This is an exciting membership option designed for members outside of the early learning profession, including parents, family members, and early childhood advocates. Benefits include:

  •  Access to exclusive NAEYC content specifically for families. Looking for high-quality early learning centers? Wondering how best to support your child’s learning once they get home from school? This is the membership option for you!

  •  Access to NAEYC's Interest Forums, where you can connect with members to learn about specific topics in early childhood. A great resource for families!

  •  Discounted insurance offerings, including home, auto, and life insurance.

  •  20 percent discount on all orders from NAEYC's online store, as well as access to exclusive member-only sales during the year.

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Premium Membership ($150)

NAEYC membership provides unparalleled access to NAEYC's robust suite of member benefits. Premium members receive ALL benefits at the Entry and Standard levels, in addition to:

  •  Subscriptions to both of NAEYC’s award-winning periodicals, Young Children (YC) and Teaching Young Children (TYC). Each published four times a year as three print issues (Spring, Fall, and Winter) and a digital issue (Summer).

  •  A total of four complimentary handpicked publications by NAEYC and delivered to you during your membership year (3 print books and 1 ebook), as well as one $22 coupon towards the purchase of a  publication of your choice (for a total of 5 free books each year!). 

  •  Exclusive access to VIP events, such as book signings and networking sessions, at NAEYC’s Annual Conference and Professional Learning Institute.

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Renew My Membership

Choose this option if you're a current NAEYC member. Members can renew their membership within 60 days of their expiration date.

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