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

Become A Member


Need more time in your day? AZ Toolkit is a comprehensive resource for early learning providers in Maricopa County and Arizona designed to help save time, increase quality, reduce costs and share knowledge. Find essential documents and information at your fingertips. With this web-based platform, meeting complex state and federal requirements are simply a click away! AZToolkit offers many of the resources needed to successfully advance through the quality continuum – all in one central location and consistent with the national shared resources and services initiatives. Subscribe


Become a member of YOUR professional organization in Arizona!

When you join AzAEYC, you’ll belong to an association that advocates for Arizona’s early childhood educators and the young children we serve across the state. Membership in NAEYC/AzAEYC means reduced subscription rates for AZToolkit, and the most current professional resources and best practices in early childhood education. Get started

AzAEYC is proud to partner with the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. The Piper Trust’s investment in AZ Toolkit is part of a commitment to enhanced child care practices and after school care to prepare Arizona’s young learners, ages birth to age 8, for success in elementary school and beyond. Learn more.