About Us

The Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children is a nonprofit organization with hundreds of members throughout the state of Iowa. As a state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), we support efforts to improve the early care and education profession. This includes improving teaching and learning practices, promoting leadership and professional development in our profession, supporting accreditation and excellence in early childhood education programs, and building public awareness through advocacy and outreach. Membership is open to all individuals who share a desire to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of all young children.

We work to promote high-quality early learning for each and every young child, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood 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.


Discover the programs that Iowa AEYC offers for early care and education professionals!

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!


Learn about our affiliation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Partners & Statewide Resources

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

As a 501(c)(3) organization, we believe it is important to be upfront with our financial status. For more information about our finances, visit our Reports page.

Get involved

Make a difference by participating in advocacy events or joining one of our Professional Engagement Groups.

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.