Who we are
The Utah Association for the Education of Young Children is a professional organization supporting early childhood professionals in Utah. UAEYC is the Utah state affiliate of the National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the worlds largest organization working on behalf of young children with over 80,000 members. UAEYC was founded over 75 years ago, and re-incorporated in 1996 as a 501 3C nonprofit organization..
UAEYC promotes the use of best practices in early childhood education through supporting the Utah Early Childhood Conference, publishing a quarterly newsletter, providing scholarships to national conferences, promoting professional development opportunities in local communities, advocacy, and facilitating national accreditation of early care and education programs in Utah.
Currently, over 350 early childhood professionals, with expertise in the care and education of children from birth to age 8, belong to UAEYC. Members of UAEYC represent diverse programs, throughout the state, that promote the health and education of young children.