Welcome to the Arkansas Early Childhood Association

AECA is a non-profit organization comprised of early childhood professionals and parents who share a common concern about the well-being of young children and their families.

Our Mission

To connect, develop, and represent Arkansas early childhood care and education professionals. In doing so, we elevate the diversity, equity, and vibrancy of the profession and to ultimately promote high-quality care and education for all Arkansas children & families.

Our Events

AECA hosts conferences that exemplify trends in our field and research proven strategies to use in classrooms and for family engagement. We host annual conferences as well as local affiliate meetings across the state.


Years serving the community


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Join today and learn from the best educators in Arkansas.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood ® Arkansas Scholarship Program

Creating a professional, educated and fairly compensated early childhood education workforce. Visit our dedicated T.E.A.C.H. page for more information.

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