What We're Known For
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Improving the Well Being of All Young Children
Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children (RIAEYC) is the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Rhode Island AEYC and NAEYC are dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for young children.
RIAEYC currently manages several large programs for the state of Rhode Island:
- BrightStars: RI’s Quality Rating and Improvement System
- T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Rhode Island
- LearnERS Program
- Infant Toddler Registered Apprenticeship Program
- Career and Technical Education Pathways
- Step Up to WAGE$
- RI Early Childhood Conference
Stay Tuned for Our Events!
RI Early Childhood Conference
Information about the RI Early Childhood Conference 2023 coming soon!
The Week of the Young Child
The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest
Our Membership Tiers
Membership in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the best way to access all of the resources you need to help you be the best educator you can be.
NAEYC offers four distinct membership categories, at new, better-than-ever prices:
- Entry Level membership: $30
- Standard membership: $69
- Premium membership: $150
- NEW! Family membership: $35
When you sign up to join NAEYC, you will immediately have access to an unparalleled suite of member benefits, including exclusive member-only discounts and information from top experts in the field.
Take Action with our Campaign!
We need lawmakers to make children and their families a priority! High-quality child care and early learning programs empower families, nurture children, and help whole communities thrive. Families earn more, businesses retain great employees, and children grow into productive adults.RIAEYC works at both the local, state, and national levels to educate lawmakers, empower families, improve child care settings and provide support for the first five years of life. To learn more about RIAEYC’s federal priorities, visit NAEYC’s website.
NAEYC Children's Learning Development Resources
The NAEYC Website has an enormous amount of information and resources for early childhood professionals. Find learning ideas, activities, articles, books and more about young children’s learning and development on a wide range of topics of interest to all early childhood educators including preschool, and pre-K teachers, college educators, trainers, and center directors.
How To Get in Touch
Rhode Island AEYC is the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Rhode Island AEYC and NAEYC are dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for young children.