Raising the quality of childhood education programs in Arizona

We believe that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. We promote high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research.

The Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (AzAEYC) is YOUR professional organization in Arizona. Join us!

“The main reason I joined AzAEYC is to network with other Early Childhood Professionals and learn what their preschools are doing to improve early childhood education throughout Arizona and nationwide.”

– Jenny Heirshberg, Preschool Director, The Preschool at Red Mountain United Methodist Church

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Stories from the Field

Discover perspectives from Arizona’s early childhood professionals as they share reflections on their work in the field. Read interviews, profiles and essays from the individuals who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. Because behind every early childhood professional…there’s a good story! Read More


All in one place! Check out calendar listings for workshops, conferences, and professional development opportunities across Arizona.

What We Do

We connect NAEYC members in the state of Arizona with continuing education options, scholarships, and both professional development and networking opportunities. We advocate for the early childhood profession and high quality early education for all young children. We recognize and celebrate excellence in our profession. Learn More

AzAEYC is proud to partner with Arizona PBS in supporting the Arizona Early Childhood Registry and the College Scholarship Program. Arizona PBS administrates a generous grant from First Things First in support of this effort. Learn more.