About Us

The Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children is an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This national professional membership organization works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. They advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

For more information about our programs, visit our programs page.


Discover what Iowa AEYC is and what we do!

Governing Board

Our Governing Board is a group of hard-working volunteers that helps guide Iowa AEYC’s mission and direction.


Iowa AEYC hires for new internal positions regularly. We also advertise for open positions at ECE programs that are Iowa AEYC members.

Mission & Vision

Learn what drives us to do the work we do.

Our Team

We love our team!

Partners & Statewide Resources

Learn more about the people we partner with who share in our mission and values.

Get involved

Make a difference by participating in advocacy events or recognizing an educator through our award nominations.

Support Iowa AEYC

Your donation supports training and professional development initiatives and connects early childhood educators to tools and resources.

Become a member

Connect with other early childhood educators in your area and take part in professional development opportunities.