Become a Member

The Value of a Professional Membership
Learn more with this invitation to join!
Check out the new SECA Group membership!

Take advantage of our new membership option……the SECA Group Membership…to control your annual budget and ensure that your staff takes advantage of professional development opportunities in your state. For more information click here!

If you do not wish to join/renew under the auto-renewal option you will have an option to cancel the auto-renew feature after checking out. 
You may join AECA/SECA only; however, it is recommended that you join and participate in your local affiliate to receive the benefits of getting to know your local colleagues. Local dues are included in your membership payment and networking with professional colleagues is one of the primary benefits of joining a professional association. AECA offers the following convenient ways to join or renew your membership.
    • Information about infants/toddlers
    • Access to verified training through the Arkansas Early Childhood Professional Development System.
    • CEU’s for AECA training
    • Reduced conference rates to AECA & SECA conferences
    • Networking opportunities through local affiliations or chapters
    • Full membership in the Southern Early Childhood Association
    • Dimensions of Early Childhood - the refereed journal of the Southern Early Childhood Association that includes current articles on best practices in childcare and early childhood education policy.
    • AECA Update - A quarterly publication of the Arkansas Early Childhood Association that provides you news from the local and state affiliates, training, annual conference, and opportunities available to you as a member of AECA.

Who should join?

    • Infant/toddler or preschool caregiver
    • Kindergarten or primary teacher
    • Head Start director or teacher
    • Child care administrator
    • Elementary school administrator
    • Family child care provider
    • Advocates for children
    • School-age provider
    • Social worker
    • Teacher educator
    • Legislator
    • College student in Early Childhood and Child Development
    • Individuals concerned about young children and their families
    • Parents


We’re your early childhood professional association. Join your Arkansas colleagues today to ensure that our state’s children get the best start possible!