• Dedicated to providing quality professional development opportunities that are affordable.
  • An advocate for equitable compensation for staff in our profession.
  • Committed to providing and supporting education that is inclusive, culturally relevant and promotes anti-bias.
  • A voice for high quality care, education and support for all young children and their families by participating in legislative action and public awareness.
  • An active participant and leader, coordinating efforts with other professionals and community groups.

Promoting Quality

Strategy: Research, publish and disseminate information and thinking

  • Concept papers on Quality, Professionalism & Sustainability
  • Policy development and advocacy
  • Conferences
  • Website, newsletter and other publications
  • Conversation convening


Supporting Professionalism

Strategy: Promote Program Quality & Professional Qualifications and Compensation

  • Subsidy & Scholarship training
  • State Training & Registry System
  • Conferences
  • Collaborative/ELAA participation
  • Web site resources
  • Member mobilization
  • Local advancement efforts

Facilitating Member Connections

Strategy: Enhance Learning & Sharing Networks

  • Affiliate Council
  • Affiliate Chapter functioning & member recruitment
  • Early learning program quality & sustainability
  • Peer mentoring & support
  • Web connection resources
  • Conferences
  • Key alliances
Power to the Profession
Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession by establishing a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge, and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation. 

America for Early Ed
In 2018, there are thousands of people running for Governor, Congress, state legislatures, school boards, and city councils. That means thousands of opportunities to elevate the importance of early childhood education and educators. So let's stand together as one unified, powerful voice to deliver on the promise of high-quality early learning for all children.