The Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children (GAEYC) supports the education and development of Georgia’s young children ages birth – 8. GAEYC is the Georgia affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Southern Early Childhood Association. GAEYC was created in 1966 and has been serving young children for more than 45 years.

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GAEYC Vision

Our vision is a world in which all young children have the learning opportunities they need for healthy development, supported by early childhood educators who have the education, financial support, and the recognition of their community.

GAEYC Mission

The mission of the Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children is to encourage and support healthy development in young children by working with others (1) to increase public awareness of the importance of early childhood education, and (2) to improve the quality of programs for young children through learning opportunities for early childhood educators.

Organizational Information

GAEYC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, incorporated in the state of Georgia. See the links below for financial and legal documents.